Berkshire Regional Transit Authority

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The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has unveiled updated routes and new service options for public transportation users in Berkshire County. BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati spoke with WAMC about changes for Berkshire County bus riders, and how the authority appealed to its ridership for guidance.

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A strike that reduced buses to a limited schedule for more than two weeks in Berkshire County is over.

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A strike by workers at the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has led to limited schedules – and frustrated riders.

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Striking workers remain at odds with the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority.

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Employees at the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority have been on strike since rejecting a contract Sunday, complicating plans for travelers in the county.

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The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has avoided a strike, as union representatives and their employers struck a tentative contract agreement Wednesday. 

One of three Berkshire Regional Transit Authority hybrid buses run on either diesel and electric or gasoline and electric.
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As part of a countywide clean air challenge, Berkshire Community College and the regional transit authority are highlighting bus use between the school and downtown Pittsfield.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Berkshire Community Action Council incurred a loss of $20,000. It was BerkshireRides that incurred a $20,000 loss. Also, the Massachusetts legislature included $400,000 in its 2016 fiscal budget for BerkshireRides, not BCAC.

A Berkshire County nonprofit has dismantled its transportation department after losing a contract it has held for years from the area’s regional transit authority.

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Veterans in need of a ride in western Massachusetts can now make one simple phone call.

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People using public transportation in western Massachusetts will soon be able to tap into 21st century technology.

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A recent study finds internet and social media use could be linked to a decline in private, personal transportation.