Saturday 9/5/15 Downtown Bus Stops Closed

All buses will be loading and unloading on Chestnut St by the Superior Court building (behind Veteran’s Park).  Elm Street will be closed on 9/5/15.

Passenger Notice 08/31/2015

Route #3 Airport

MTA is now providing ON REQUEST service to Elliott at River’s Edge. Please notify the driver of the #3 Airport bus if you wish to go to River’s Edge. This service will be provided on the Outbound #3 just after leaving downtown Manchester and on the Inbound #3 just prior to arriving downtown Manchester.

If you have any questions please call 603-623-8801 or ask your bus driver.




Hampton Beach July 18

This Saturday, July 18, 2015, MTA will be providing transportation from Veterans Park to Hampton Beach. Buses will depart Veterans Park at 8am and 10:30am, returning from the beach at 2pm and 4:30pm. A $5 Excursion Pass must be purchased at Veterans Park on the day of the event! 2015 Hampton-Deerfield

Program of Projects Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held at the Manchester Transit Authority, 110 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03102-2799, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM to consider a Program of Projects (POP) for Federal operating and capital assistance under Section 5307 of the Federal Transit Act.  For more information Click Here.

Goffstown Bus Service

The MTA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Town of Goffstown to provide curb to curb transportation to residents of Goffstown.  The service will be available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.   For more information  Click Here.

#5 SNHU Bus Stop Relocated

MTA has worked with SNHU to relocate the bus stop at SNHU due to upcoming construction at the campus.   Click Here to view the map and directions for the upcoming route changes.

FY16 Service Changes

As we begin to finalize the FY16 budget, MTA is proposing the following service improvements for our fixed route service.  The proposed changes include:

Route 1: Splitting Route #1 into two routes. The new Route #1 will depart VP and travel to Bridge Street then up Bridge to the Dartmouth via Eastern Ave. Service will continue to the VA before returning to Bridge Street via Mammoth for the return to downtown. This will create inbound and outbound service on Bridge Street while eliminating under utilized service on Smyth Road. While the #1 won’t travel Brook Street, the Route #5 will help offset that loss.

Route #2: has two minor changes. The 2:35 departure will now leave at 2:30 and the inbound route will continue on Hanover all the way to Elm. There is no longer a need to travel up to Bridge with the new Route #1.

Route #3: will combine the current 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM trips into one trip departing downtown at 5:30 PM.

Route #4: will eliminate the 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM trips. Service will be redeployed to provide extended service on higher ridership routes.

Route #5: will travel inbound and outbound on Union Street between Merrimack and Webster outbound and Webster and Lake inbound. This will move outbound service east from Elm to Union and provide additional access to the bus. The change also provides regular service at Union and Brook for passengers affected by the Route #1 change.  Add 5:45 PM trip.

Route #6: No change.

Route #7: No change.

Route #8: will no longer enter the former Shaws parking lot. With no development in the near future and increasing congestion on S. Willow St, this will aid the bus in improved on time performance.

Route #9: Eliminate the 5:30 PM Route #9 trip.

Route #10: Minor rerouting from Somerville that has the bus turn left on Taylor, right on Hayward, right on Porter rather than the current path of right on Jewett, left on Cilley, right on Porter. This both improves safety at the Porter and Cilley intersection and provides service to Hallsville Court, a senior community with approximately 70 units located at Hayward and Cypress.

Route #11: will travel to Manchester Community College while traveling outbound in the AM and inbound in the PM. This better correlates travel direction and arrival times at MCC with the needs of students and should eliminate the vast majority of crossings on Front Street. There will also be a new trip added at 11:30 AM.

Route #12: will have a 6:00 PM trip added.

Route #13: No change.

New Route #14: will be a new thirty minute route departing from the Radisson and traveling south on Elm, left on Lake, right on Chestnut, left on Spruce, right on Canton, left on Auburn, right on Tarrytown to Elliot Hospital, left on Massabesic, left on Mammoth, right on Lake to Eastside Plaza, then inbound on Lake all the way to Elm. This maintains service to the Eastside Plaza and Elliot Hospital but makes the trip much shorter while also restoring service to Lake Avenue.

In addition to the above changes, the schedule will be modified slightly to remove cluttered time points. While routes will still travel to these locations (Second and Woodbury for example on Route #13) there will not be a time point as there is no location for the bus to wait. Instead, the time will be adjusted at safe points that are also major demand generators (in this example, Walmart).
16. No fare increase is being considered.

A public hearing will need to be held for these changes as some are very significant. MTA has scheduled this public hearing for Tuesday, May 26th at 5:00 PM at MTA. Transportation will be available for those wishing to attend so that they may get home at the conclusion of the meeting. The Board of Commission meeting will immediately follow the public hearing. Following the public hearing, a thirty day public comment period will commence and the Board will make a final decision on service changes by June 30th. No changes will start before July 1st.

2015 Hampton Beach/Deerfield Fair Summer Shuttle

2015 Hampton-Deerfield

MTA will be providing transportation to Hampton Beach and Deerfield Fair again this year.

Hampton Beach:
June 20
July 4
July 18
August 8

Deerfield Fair:
October 3

ALL TRIPS DEPART VETERANS PARK 8:00am and 10:30am. RETURN TRIPS FROM EVENT 2:00pm and 4:30pm. All passengers will be asked their desired return time at the time of ticket purchase. All purchases must be made the day of, at the bus going to the event. $5 Excursion Pass will be required.

Weather Update

MTA is currently closed due to severe weather. MTA will re-open tomorrow (1/28) with regular service. Reminder- No School for Manchester School District.

Weather Update: Transit Service

Stay tuned Tuesday (1/27) possible chance of Concord and Nashua service cancellations.

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