BRTA located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation services to its 24 member communities within Berkshire County, the western most region of Massachusetts. The BRTA's daily service area spans a region as large as Rhode Island; bordered by Vermont to the north, New York to the west and Connecticut to the south. Fixed route service is provided by fourteen bus routes in 12 communities from Williamstown to Great Barrington, Monday through Saturday. Paratransit services are provided to eligible persons from the BRTA's member communities for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, or complementary paratransit ADA service.
Whether you are interested in learning more about our fixed route bus system or schedules, our many public transportations services for those who can not access the bus system, gaining efficiencies in getting around the Berkshires, helping to clean our air and environment or preserve our natural resources, reducing congestion and helping to increase our independency from foreign oil, or just curious about what we do, we are glad that you stopped by.
By using the various categories in the navigation box to the left, you should find answers to common questions concerning public transportation in our beautiful part of the world. It is certainly challenging to preserve our services in such a predominantly rural part of Massachusetts. Yet, you may also rest assured that we continually work hard, along with our elected officials and area stakeholders, to advocate for improving the services which are so critical to thousands of people by enhancing mobility throughout the Berkshires.
We thank our federal and state governments for providing the lion's share of funding necessary to provide public transportation, as well as our twenty-four Berkshire member communities for also providing financial assistance as well as oversight through volunteerism on our Advisory Board, working on approving our budgets and deciding on how to best allocate our resources.
Whether your reside or work in the Berkshires or planning to visit, we hope that you find this site useful in gaining knowledge about what is available in helping you to get around.
BRTA FARES FOR 2014
The BRTA will implement the proposed changes to the fare structure presented in public meetings during February 2013 on January 27, 2014. These fare changes will coincide with the introduction of the CharlieCard and the new farebox system. To view a slideshow of the new fare structure, please CLICK HERE. (PDF)
To view an instructional video on the easy to use CharlieCard, please CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON BELOW.
ADDITIONAL BRTA VIDEO
See the instructional video on the easy to use CharlieCard Vending Machine by CLICKING HERE.
BRTA PERFORMANCE MEASURES
Visit the new webpage to see how the BRTA measures up by CLICKING HERE.
BRTA BUS INFORMATION VIA SMARTPHONE
A FREE smartphone application to access BRTA bus information is now available! Instead of looking down the street for the next available bus, simply use your smartphone.
From the FREE marketplace install the RouteShout application. Using your phone's GPS location, this application will list nearby stops and provides the same next available bus time.
Or from your phone's browser application:
1. Type in: m.routeshout.com
2. Choose RouteShout, then from the transit agency listing at the bottom of the page, locate the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority in Massachusetts
3. From the main menu, choose either route, address, or locate me
4. If you chose route, click on the route number, then your stop, for the next available bus time
You will never have to call the BRTA and ask "Where's my bus"?
BRTA system wide route map (PDF)
To print or preview the entire revised (May 6, 2013) BRTA fixed route schedules.
Click on the links below.
Route 1 Schedule (PDF) Route 2 Schedule (PDF)
Route 3 Schedule (PDF) Route 3 Shuttle Schedule (PDF)
Route 4-11 Schedule (PDF) Route 5-13 Schedule (PDF)
Route 8 & 21 Express Schedule (PDF) Route 12-14 Schedule (PDF)
Route 15-16 Schedule (PDF) Route 21 Schedule (PDF)
Route 31-33 Schedule (PDF) North County Evening Shuttle Schedule (PDF)