Connecticut River Transit

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Connecticut River Transit
Connecticut River Transit logo.svg
CRT the current bus.jpg
Slogan We Provide the Ride!
Headquarters 300 Clinton Street,
Springfield, VT
Service area eastern Windham and Windsor Counties, VT
Service type bus service, express bus service, dial-a-bus
Routes 14 (5 local, 8 between-town commuters, 1 dial-a-ride paratransit)
Destinations Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Ludlow, Springfield, White River Junction, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Fleet 26
Annual ridership 189,500 (2010)
Chief executive Ted Reeves (president)
Website crtransit.org

Connecticut River Transit (CRT), whose bus service was also known as the Current, was the public transit provider for Vermont's southern Windsor County and Windham County. The company also owned and operated the former Brattleboro BeeLine bus service in the town of Brattleboro, Vermont.

History[edit]

A private 501(c)(3) non-profit public transportation company, CRT was established in November, 2003. In 2003, it provided nearly 60,000 trips a year. In fiscal year 2010, it had an annual ridership of 126,500.[1] The Brattleboro BeeLine, which CRT also operates for local routes in Brattleboro, served 63,000 patrons during that same time period. CRT's fleet consists of 26 wheelchair accessible vehicles, with bike racks on all vehicles.

As of January 19, 2015, trip planning via CRT "Current" buses became available on Google Maps, including the Brattleboro BeeLine bus system.[2]

On July 1, 2015, a merger between the Current and the MOOver was completed. The resulting entity is now collectively known as Southeast Vermont Transit.[3]

Facility[edit]

Southeast Vermont Transit's "Current" bus facility is located in Rockingham, Vermont, close to US Route 5's interchange with Interstate 91, directly across the street from the Exit 6 Park and Ride lot. Housed there is a 20,000 square feet (1,858 m2) building consisting of bus storage bays, offices and a maintenance center.[4]

Route list and fare schedule[edit]

(information is current as of August 4, 2014)[5][6]

  • 1 Springfield In-Town ($1 all-day fare)
  • 2 Bellows Falls In-Town ($1 all-day fare)
  • 53 Bellows Falls to Brattleboro (bidirectional, $1)
  • 55 Bellows Falls/Springfield Shuttle ($2)
  • 57 Bellows Falls/Rutland Connector (bidirectional, $2)
  • 71/72 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Express (peak direction only, $2)
  • 73 Dartmouth College Express (peak direction only, $2)
  • 74 VA Hospital Express (peak direction only, $2)
  • Okemo Seasonal Commuter (fare free)

One-way tokens were also available for frequent riders from bus drivers or at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center:

  • 10 tokens for $20
  • 20 tokens for $40
  • 40 tokens for $75

A 27 ride pass on the Bellows Falls/Brattleboro Commuter was also available for $25. Prior to the Southeast Vermont Transit merger, there was no discount fare schedule for seniors, the disabled or Medicare cardholders on these fixed routes or on the Brattleboro BeeLine.

Brattleboro BeeLine[edit]

CRT "the Current" bus in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Current operates what was previously known as the Brattleboro BeeLine across the town.

The Current also operated the former Brattleboro BeeLine across the town of Brattleboro.[7] All local one-way fares were $1.00 unless noted otherwise. The local Brattleboro bus system was composed of the:

  • 4/Red Line
  • 5/Blue Line
  • 8/White Line

Rolls of 20 BeeLine bus tokens were available directly from Current bus drivers. One-way transfers were also available and are good on local routes only when transferring between buses at the Brattleboro Transportation Center.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  2. ^ Cities Covered, Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  3. ^ Bus Groups to Merge, Company Covers Southeastern Vermont, Deerfield Valley News. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  4. ^ Our Bus Facility, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  5. ^ Bus Schedules, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  6. ^ Bus Fares, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  7. ^ Between Town/In-town Routes, The Current. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  8. ^ Fares, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2016-02-22.

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