NEWBURYPORT — Mayor Donna Holaday is pleased to announce that the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) has launched a new bus route for Newburyport riders that stops throughout the city.
The new line 57 Circulator bus will travel a looped route entirely within Newburyport, allowing for frequent and reliable bus service to different spots throughout the city. The route includes High Street, and there will be an additional option for students to get to and from Newburyport High School.
This route will run on the half hour from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the weekends. The full schedule can be found here.
The existing line 54 bus will continue to operate and provide out-of-town service.
Both lines will stop at the Intermodal Facility and the Commuter Rail Station, where riders will be able to switch between the lines.
The MVRTA has also taken significant measures to keep riders and drivers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including face covering and social distancing requirements, and additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols. To see the full COVID-19 Control Plan, click here.
“We have been working with the MVRTA for several years to expand and improve public transit service in Newburyport,” Mayor Holaday said. “This service is a great option for those who may no longer drive or do not have a car, and will also help to reduce traffic and emissions by reducing the need for the use of a personal vehicle when traveling locally. I want to thank the MVRTA for working with us on improving our public transportation system and providing this great option for anyone looking to travel around Newburyport.”
Riders can check the MVRTA site and download the Transit app here for estimated arrival times at all bus stop, real-time bus locations and service alerts. For more information about the Transit app, click here.