Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
|Headquarters||85 Railroad Avenue
|Service area||Northeast Massachusetts|
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
|Destinations||Lawrence Haverhill Methuen Andover North Andover|
|Fleet||Gillig Motor Coach Industries|
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) is a public, non-profit organization in Massachusetts, charged with providing public transportation to an area consisting of the cities and towns of Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.
The MVRTA provides fixed route bus services and paratransit services within its area, together with services to Lowell and Boston. MVRTA's buses provide interchange with commuter lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at Haverhill station, Lawrence station and Lowell station.
The MVRTA started operation in 1976, having been created under Chapter 161B of the Massachusetts General Laws. Since 1983, operation of the MVRTA has been subcontracted to First Transit, a subsidiary of the United Kingdom based FirstGroup.
- 1 Lawrence-Methuen-Haverhill
- 13 Main Street/North Avenue
- 14 Bradford/Ward Hill
- 15 Hilldale Avenue/Haverhill Commons
- 16 Washington Street/Westgate Plaza
- 18 Riverside
- 21 Andover Shuttle
- 32 Andover
- 33 North Andover
- 34 Prospect Hill
- 35 Water Street
- 36 Lawrence Street
- 37 Beacon Street
- 39A Doctor's Park
- 39B Phillips Street
- 40 Methuen Square/ Village Plaza
- 41 Lawrence-Lowell
- 51 Haverhill-NECC-Merrimac-Amesbury-Newburyport
- 54 Amesbury-Newburyport-Salisbury Beach
- 56 Northern Essex Community College
- 73 Haverhill- IRS/Raytheon
- 75 Lawrence- IRS/Raytheon
- 76 River Road
- 83 Lawrence-Haverhill-Salisbury Beach-Hampton Beach (summer only)
- 85 Lawrence Downtown Shuttle
- 99 Boston Commuter Express
- "About MARTA". Massachusetts State Association of Regional Transit Authorities. Retrieved 2008-05-14.[dead link]
- "Home page". Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 2008-05-14.
- "Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority". First Transit. Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
- "Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Regional Transit Authorities Coordination and Efficiencies Report" (PDF). Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
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