Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
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Holyoke Transit Center Customer Service is temporarily closed.

Dial-A-Ride service now operates between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. PVTA continues to provide expanded Dial-A-Ride service hours for riders accessing Dialysis and Chemotherapy treatments.

Paper Schedules: In compliance with State regulations regarding the distribution of paper brochures, all schedules have been removed from PVTA vehicles and common areas. Schedules are available online at the PVTA website and are available upon request at PVTA customer service centers.

Click here to read a message from the PVTA Director of Transit Operations.

Springfield Area Transit Schedule Updates

X90 Schedule Update Effective Sunday, January 23, 2022

  • Holyoke – Chicopee trips on weekdays and Saturdays on A branch will now service Chicopee Walmart. Northbound A-branch trips will service Walmart after Chicopee Big Y. Southbound A-branch trips will service Walmart before Chicopee Big Y. This results in no service to stop #579 at Granby / Stanley. Riders using that stop should alternatively use stop #595 on Montgomery St at Trinity Health / Riverbend Medical Group.
  • Chicopee – East Longmeadow trips on weekdays and Saturdays will only service Walmart on northbound trips, before Chicopee Big Y. Buses will not service Walmart after Chicopee Big Y.

Effective December 12, 2021

Service changes in the Springfield area to address the ongoing shortage of bus operators:

G2E suspended: The G2E Route will be suspended. Please use the G2 for service between Union Station and Memorial Industrial Park.

B6 frequency change: Weekday frequency will be reduced from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. See B6 schedule. See B6 map. See the B6 Line Map.

B7 frequency change: Weekday frequency will be reduced from 15 minutes to 20 minutes. See B7 schedule.

X90 split route and frequency changes: The X90 route will be split into two parts. One serving Chicopee to HTC and the other serving Chicopee to East Longmeadow. See X90 schedule. See X90 map. See the X90 Line Map.

  • Chicopee to East Longmeadow will run between East Longmeadow Big Y and Chicopee Big Y, while Chicopee to HTC will run between Chicopee Big Y and HTC.
  • Passengers traveling between the two parts will require a transfer at Chicopee Big Y
  • The Chicopee to East Longmeadow part will follow the existing A branch on all trips. Please use G1 for service on Grove St and Main St in Chicopee Falls.
    • The Chicopee to East Longmeadow frequency will be reduced from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • The Chicopee to HTC part will continue to service both A branch and B branch with a slight variation on the B branch using the Willimansett Bridge instead of Buckley Blvd, Prospect St, James St, Syrek St, and Main St in South Hadley Falls to improve travel times. Service on X90 in South Hadley Falls will still be provided on A branch trips.
    • The Chicopee to HTC frequency on each branch will be 60 minutes for a combined 30-minute frequency for service between HTC and Chicopee Big Y.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact PVTA’s Customer Service and Information Center or call 413.781.7882.

Ongoing Northampton service information:

B48 buses does not stop to pick up or drop off passengers between Stop & Shop and Holyoke Transit Center (HTC)
- Between HTC & Stop & Shop, only the stops listed below is serviced.
- To HTC: Stop & Shop & HTC
- To Northampton: HTC, Lyman/Elm, & McNulty Park/Stop & Shop
- Click here to view a poster of this notice.

Springfield Area Wintersession

Friday, 12/24 to Sunday, 1/23
P11 operates No Service. Please use B23 or R41 for service to HCC.
Friday, 12/24 to Monday, 1/17
WSU Shuttle operates No Service. Please use R10 for service to WSU.

Northampton Area Transit Schedule Updates

Effective January 23, 20221

Route Affected Route Modifications Schedules
B43 Weekdays between 7 AM and 1 PM, will operate service every half hour. See B43 Schedule
R44 Operates from 7am to 7 PM on weekdays and Saturdays, 11AM to 5PM on Sundays See R44 Schedule
B48 Provide service hourly from 7am to 7pm.
(Alternate connections to Springfield and Holyoke are available on the R41 and G73).
See B48 Schedule

Northampton area routes operates Regular Service starting Sunday, January 23, 2022.

UMass Wintersession Information

Friday, 12/17 to Monday, 1/24
Full Service: 33, 36
Reduced Service: 30, 31, 45, 46
No Service: 34, 35, 38
Route 38 resumes full service on 1/24, a day earlier than other routes

UMass Transit operates Regular Service starting Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Amherst-Worcester Intercity Service

B79: Amherst-Worcester Intercity Read the B79 schedule. Click here to view all Amherst-Worcester Intercity stops.

Enhanced Ware-Palmer Route

PVTA, in partnership with the Quaboag Connector, added endhanced service on the Ware-Palmer Route.

  • Increases the number of round trips (from 1 to 2) to Eastfield Mall. A morning and afternoon trip will be provided.
  • Provides 4 trips (instead of 3 trips) to Three Rivers.
  • Adds service down Park Steet to Dollar General and back via South Main Street 4 times daily.
  • Increases round trips between Palmer Big Y and Ware Walmart from 4pm to 7pm.
  • Adds service to Bondsville. with 4 trips to Bondsville daily.
  • Provides enhanced service to Ware Center.
  • Provides same day flex route service along the flex route.
  • Click here to view the updated Ware-Palmer schedule.
  • Click here to view the new map.
  • The Flex Route will provide service within ¾ mile of the fixed route
    • Riders must call at least 2 hours in advance of the requested trip.
    • Riders will be picked up at the most accessible location near the trips point of origin.
    • Service cannot be provided on one way streets, where the vehicle cannot turn around, on streets that are too narrow, or where navigating the road presents challenges.
    • Flex Rides must fit within the route’s existing schedule and rider capacity.