Record Summer for Vineyard Transit Authority

It was a busy and profitable year for summer traffic to the Island by ferry and by air.

But the big transportation success story of the summer is the Vineyard Transit Authority which set ridership records in July and August.

Rules Shift Along Edgartown VTA Route

Beginning March 1, Vineyard Transit Authority route 1 buses traveling in Edgartown will stop only at designated bus stops. Riders on that route will no longer be encouraged to flag down the bus between stops.

VTA Fare Increases Begin This Month

Rising service costs have prompted modest increases to passenger fares, the last of which were approved last week by the advisory board for the Island public transit system. Phased-in fare hikes will continue through 2018.

VTA Plans Series of Fare Hikes

The Vineyard Transit Authority has unveiled a multi-year plan to increase fares aboard its buses and vans. The proposal incorporates fare hikes in each type of ridership pass, including multi-day, single-ride and annual passes.

Up-Island Bus Service Rerouted During Presidential Visit

Traffic and bus service up-Island will be affected by road closures and rerouting during the president's visit beginning Saturday. Police and public safety officials are advising Islanders and visitors to allow extra time to reach their destinations and to expect traffic delays at times.

Trains, Planes, Automobiles: Summer Transit Options Expand

Expanding transportation services among airlines, ferries, buses and trains have made the Vineyard more accessible than ever this summer.

Four airlines are now operating summer service between the Island and three major metropolitan areas. And two months ago train service began between Boston and the Cape that connects with a shuttle to the Steamship Authority.

VTA Saves the Day

Thank you so much to the honest, hardworking, helpful people of the Vineyard Transit Authority. You are heroes. You saved me seven years ago and again on Monday.

West Tisbury Bus Stop May Be Relocated

The bus stop across the road from Alley’s General Store will be slightly relocated for safety reasons, the West Tisbury selectmen agreed this week.

At their meeting Wednesday, the selectmen voted to move the stop about one bus length south on State Road from its present location near the front of Howes House. The move still needs approval from the state highway department.

Selectmen, police chief Dan Rossi, Vineyard Transit Authority representative John Alley and Field Gallery owner Chris Morse met Wednesday afternoon to inspect the new location.

Buses Offer Public Expanded Service

Summer of Public Transit
By MANDY LOCKE

The Vineyard Transit Authority is dedicated to making it easy to leave the car at home and ride the bus through the busy summer season.

Bus Ridership Climbs Sharply

Bus Ridership Climbs Sharply

Vineyard Transit Authority Puts Number of Passengers on Bus Routes at Roughly 400,000 For July and August Alone

By JOSHUA SABATINI

The Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority carried close to 400,000 people in the fiscal year from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. Transit authority administrator Angie Gompert said she estimates 200,000 people were served this July and another 200,000 in August.

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