Chamber Member News

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority – Fare Free Initiative

The FARE FREE Initiative has been underway since January 1st and runs to June 2024. Feedback from our customers has been very positive.

MART launched a New Gardner Route 3. Gardner Route 3 ( A 30-minute fixed route that connects the north and south areas of Gardner together. The new route cuts the usual bus loop time in half and was based on the community feedback from the City of Gardner. This service runs from 6AM to 4PM and began on January 6th. Saturday/Sunday services have begun for the  Athol/Orange Shuttle Route, Athol Link, and Gardner Route 3 with more locations on the way.

Lastly, an all-new MART refreshed website was pushed live for MART’s public transportation users! MART ( Beginning on the first of the month, MART’s completely renovated website has been live to our customers with positive reviews on ease of use and the ability to find information easier. The new website was created with the intention of user-friendliness and up-to-date information and design elements.

Each day, we are striving to pursue our Mission Statement – “To serve people by getting them where they need to go to lead their lives.” MART is making many exciting leaps forward this year as we continue to reach for that goal in serving the MART community. More new announcements to follow.

Thank you all for helping MART in serving our community through public transportation! Much more exciting things to come in 2024. Stay alert on our Facebook and Website platforms.