RUTLAND - Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD, aka
"The Bus") jointly with Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR)
will increase public transit bus service between Rutland and
Middlebury starting Monday, July 8. In addition to its regular
morning and afternoon commuter schedule the route will now include
Monday-Friday mid-day buses leaving Rutland and Middlebury
at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. New Saturday service will depart Rutland and
Middlebury at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6
p.m. All expanded service is direct, with no need for
passengers to transfer in Brandon.
The new Connector schedule was shaped by a recent rider survey
and series of public hearings. A grant from VTrans funds the
service expansion. "We are happy to be able to respond to riders'
needs and offer increased access to work, shopping and medical
appointments," said Jim Moulton, Executive Director of ACTR.
"Another benefit of the expansion," pointed out MVRTD's
Executive Director Minga Dana, "is closing a service gap between
Burlington and Rutland Monday-Friday in the evening."
Schedules will be available on the buses and
online, www.actr-vt.org or www.thebus.com.