Letter: More signs may boost BRTA's ridership

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To the editor:

I understand the BRTA has been reporting relatively low ridership, and I think it is partially due to the lack of bus stop signs and shelters, for instance, northbound in Great Barrington and Housatonic, and in Glendale, Stockbridge, Pittsfield, especially Tyler Street, Cheshire, Lanesborough, Adams, North Adams at the Big Y, and Williamstown.

I know there used to be a bus shelter at Rite Aid in Great Barrington. However, after the renovation of Main Street, there are no longer any signs or shelters in the entire town. I think that if there were bus stop signs at the stops/towns indicated, there would probably be more ridership.

I know people who, because they never saw a bus stop sign anywhere in town, thought all the smaller buses were only for transportation of the elderly and disabled. I am wondering if anyone else feels the same way as I do.

Tate Coleman,

Great Barrington

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