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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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Monday February 13, 2017

Monday February 13, 2017,   BAT will begin service in a SNOW SCHEDULE for its LOCAL SERVICE.  Ashmont, Stoughton, Rockland and Mini Maller service will operate on a normal weekday schedule but expect delays due to weather and traffic conditions.

There will be no Ashmont Express service on February 13th.

DIAL-A-BAT will be operational. For the safety of our customers and our employees, we may be unable to provide service to those customers whose access to their pick up or drop off locations are blocked by snow.

BAT’s parking garage located on Center Street will be closed for entry at 8:00 pm on February 12th and will be open for commuters at 4:15am on February 13th.  BAT’s commuter lot on Court Street remains open throughout this winter event.

HOLIDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

HOLIDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday December 25, 2016 – NO SERVICE

Monday December 26, 2016 – BAT will operate a Sunday Schedule.  DIAL-A-BAT will operate a modified Saturday Schedule – service hours 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday January 1, 2017 – NO SERVICE

Monday January 2, 2017 – BAT will operate a Sunday Schedule.  DIAL-A-BAT will operate a modified Saturday Schedule – service hours 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday Ashmont and new schedules coming to BAT

ASHMONT SUNDAY SERVICE and NEW SCHEDULE TIMES coming to BAT August 17th 2014.

 To see a preview of the new schedules, click below. 

 

Brockton Schedule

Stoughton Schedule

Rockland Schedule

Ashmont Weekday Schedule

Ashmont Weekend Schedule

BAT partners with Massasoit Community College for Sustainable Planting Project

BAT partnered with Massasoit Community College’s Intro. To Environmental Science Class to undertake a sustainable planting project at the BAT Intermodal Centre. The project involved the design and planting of drought resistant species in a highly visible area of the BAT Centre. The project provided experiential learning opportunities for Massasoit Community College students and broadened BAT’s partnership with regional institutions of higher learning.

Check out BAT’s Sustainability Page for pictures.

On Patriot’s Day, April 21st, BAT will operate on a regular schedule.

On Patriot’s Day, April 21st, BAT will operate on a regular schedule.

Express Runs

BAT is currently Pilot testing Express Runs on the Ashmont and Massasoit Routes.  Express runs will leave from the BAT Centre and continue on to the end of the line without stopping along the way.  These runs were added to aid in overcrowding and to assist in BAT’s efforts to get passengers to their destinations on time.   The Ashmont Express buses leave at 6:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 5:10 pm from the BAT Centre.   The Massasoit Express runs will leave from the BAT Centre at 7:20 am, and from Massasoit Community College Express trips run at 11:05am, 12:35 pm, and 2:15pm. These trips are provided in addition to the scheduled buses and leave the BAT Centre and the end of line just prior to the scheduled run to avoid traffic.

Transit Planning Activities

See transit planning activities at the Old Colony Planning Council  Also click here to see a link to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Transportation Improvement Program.

Extended Saturday Service

BAT is now providing Saturday Evening service until 9:00 pm in Brockton, including DIAL-A-BAT for ADA clients. See BAT schedules for details.