The Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) was established in 1974. BAT’s Intermodal Transportation Centre (BAT Centre), adjacent to MBTA Old Colony Rail Station, serves as the transit hub for the South Shore and Greater Brockton areas. BAT has a distinctive coalition with the local business community; BAT’s innovative transportation solutions have contributed positively to their service area’s economy.
A study conducted by Bridgewater State University in the mid 1990s demonstrated that BAT’s economic impact on its service area was estimated at 73 million dollars. The Metro South Chamber of Commerce as well as the Community Bank have officially recognized BAT for its positive economic impact on the region.
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. Service is offered seven days a week. Weekday service to the MBTA’s Ashmont Station begins at 4:50 am and ends at 12:30 am. Weekday service in the City of Brockton and neighboring communities begins at 6 am and ends at 9 pm with reduced service on Saturdays and Sundays. See our Connections page for more information.
BAT’s DIAL-A-BAT service provides transportation to disabled and elderly persons throughout BAT’s service area as well as to medical facilities in Boston.
To proudly serve and be recognized as an innovative regional transit authority by providing safe, reliable and efficient service to our customers, clients and communities while “achieving maximum effectiveness in complementing other forms of transportation in order to promote the general, economic, and social well-being of the area and the Commonwealth” (MGL ch. 161b).
In fulfilling the Mission, we will be to our:
Customers and Clients: responsive, respectful, friendly, safe, accessible, affordable and dependable.
Community: a concerned and responsible entity that supports community activities through both organizational and personal involvement.
Employees: an employer that provides a working environment that recognizes and rewards employee contributions and initiatives, opportunities for personal growth and career advancement; and encouragement for effective and open communication and employee involvement.
Operators: a provider of resources to support levels and quality of service determined by the authority to be reasonable, necessary, and consistent with contractual and regulatory obligations.
Regulators and Funding Sources: a well run, fiscally responsible authority that operates with prudent business policies and practices.