BROCKTON AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO UNVEIL NEW BUSES AT COMMUNITY EVENT MAY 5TH, 2017

BROCKTON AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO UNVEIL NEW BUSES AT COMMUNITY EVENT MAY 5TH, 2017

Brockton, MA – May 1, 2017 - Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) is celebrating the unveiling of eight newly re-designed buses on Friday, May 5th during a special community event.

“The new vehicles illustrate our evolution in products and services over the years,” said Ray Ledoux, Administrator of the Brockton Area Transit Authority. “We are introducing a new, streamlined, friendlier design to the community to engage a new generation of passengers. They will also provide greater comfort and visibility for the driver.”

The new thirty five and forty foot Gillig BRT Plus buses feature a sleek, aerodynamic design, redesigned interior and new paint scheme. For the first time BAT will be offering Wifi on each of the new buses. The addition of the BRT Plus to the BAT fleet adds modernity to the BAT brand, increased passenger safety, accessibility, while reducing emissions. BAT’s buses utilize the NextBus system of GPS technology, allowing customers to easily locate their bus in real time.

Mayor Bill Carpenter, Chairman of the BAT Advisory Board said, “I welcome the new design and energy that BAT’s new buses bring as the City of Brockton continues to revitalize and provide economic development opportunities within the city.”

“These buses represent a new generation of BAT’s continued commitment to providing safe and comfortable service for its customers – the same ideals MassDOT greatly values,” said Astrid Glynn, Rail and Transit Administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  “We know from adding new buses to the MBTA fleet in the last six months, that the public appreciates having reliable vehicles with features that make the trip easier due to improved accessibility for people of all ages or abilities and due to traveling onboard a bus with improved seating arrangements and visibility to the outside.”

The community is invited to attend the new BAT Bus Re-design Unveiling on Friday, May 5th from 1:00pm – 3:00 pm at the Brockton Area Transit Authority, 155 Court Street, Brockton. The event will feature a short speaking program, entertainment, bus tours, and complimentary drinks and hot dogs. For more information, contact Glenn Geiler, ggeiler@ridebat.com, (508) 638-5935.

 

About Brockton Area Transit Authority

The Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) was established in 1974. BAT’s Intermodal Transportation Centre (BAT Centre), adjacent to the MBTA Old Colony Rail Station, serves as the transit hub for the South Shore and Greater Brockton areas. BAT’s fixed route service connects neighboring communities and the Central Business District in Boston, as well as major industrial parks, three colleges, medical facilities, shopping centers, and area commuter rails. For more information, visit www.ridebat.com.

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