Resources‎ > ‎

PVTA

Address:  
2808 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01107
or
206 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Phone: 
(413) 781-7882 (Springfield)
(413)-536-0694 (Holyoke)

Website: www.pvta.com

Hours:
Springfield:
    Monday-Friday: 9 AM-4:45 PM

Holyoke:
    Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is the largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts with 174 buses, 144 vans and 24 participating member communities. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority was created by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 161B in 1974 as a funding source and to provide oversight and coordination of public transportation within the Pioneer Valley region.

Funding for the PVTA comes from federal, state and local governments and farebox and advertising revenues. The cities and towns that are served by the PVTA pay an assessed amount, depending on the number of fixed route miles and paratransit passengers served in that city or town.

Federal funds must be used for capital projects. Capital funds may only be spent on tangible items such as equipment, preventative maintenance of vehicles, facilities and equipment, ADA services, facility improvements and the purchase of vehicles.

Operating expenses must come from grants, state and local funding and farebox revenue. Operating expenses covers salaries, benefits, advertising and marketing expenses and other cash needs.