BRTA reduces bus service amid virus emergency

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority will reduce its normal weekday service beginning Monday due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

PITTSFIELD — Due to the continuing impact of the coronavirus outbreak, Berkshire Regional Transit Authority will reduce the normal weekday service to a modified schedule effective Monday.

Saturday service has not been affected and will run as scheduled. Modified schedules of the affected routes below will be posted to the BRTA website,

The following routes will have 120-minute headways instead of the usual weekday 60-minute service headways:

Route 1, Pittsfield to North Adams; Route 2, Pittsfield to Lee; Route 4, Pittsfield to Dalton/Hinsdale; Route 11, Pittsfield to BCC; and Route 21, Lee to Great Barrington.

The following routes will not run:

Route 3S, Pittsfield to Williamstown; Route 14, Pittsfield shopping loop; Route 21X, Pittsfield express service to Great Barrington; and Route 22, Great Barrington circulator loop.

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The remaining routes will operate on a regular weekday schedule:

Route 1, Evening Pilot, Pittsfield to North Adams; Route 3, Williamstown to North Adams; Route 5, Pittsfield to Lanesborough; Route 11N, Evening Pilot to Walmart; Route 12, Pittsfield shopping loop; Route 15, West Pittsfield; Route 16, Crane Avenue; and Route 34, North Adams loop.

These lifeline services provided to the BRTA communities will continue as long as possible during this pandemic.

For additional information, call 413-499-2782.