GETTING A BUS THAT GOES TO & FROM THE AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER
UPDATE: We’re excited that the PVTA Advisory Board voted unanimously on May 28, 2014 to include the Amherst Survival Center on a newly created Route 33 bus. THANKS to Amherst Town Manager John Musante for introducing the amendment and leading the effort at PVTA to ensure public transportation to the Center in September.
You can see a video of the public meeting on bus service in Amherst, held in April 2014, thanks to Amherst Media.
IN THE NEWS:
An article on the April2014 public meeting in the Gazette appeared here.
Supporters sent letters to the editor, here:
- Steven Wilco: Urges PVTA to add SC stop, Hampshire Gazette 4/16/14
- Cynthia Brubaker: PVTA should provide service for more than just students Hampshire Gazette 4/16/14
- We support for the PVTA to take steps to include a stop at the Amherst Survival Center (on Sunderland Road) for our participants and volunteers to use.
- We encourage the PVTA to schedule the bus to coincide with the ASC schedule of services and our hours of operation.
- We encourage the PVTA to route a bus to the ASC that is geographically compatible and convenient for our participants and volunteers.
- We believe that a public transportation that serves the Amherst Survival Center (and other food pantry and food programs) is vital to addressing food insecurity in our community.
- We encourage the PVTA to create a public transportation network that meets the needs of Amherst’s all year round residents, facilitates access to supermarkets, employment opportunities, and community colleges in the region.
- We also support a PVTA bus stop at the Northampton Survival Center that matches their hours of operation.
WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE TO:
John Musante, Town Manager, Town of Amherst, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002
State Rep. Ellen Story, State House
Room 277, Boston, MA 02133
State Senator Stan Rosenberg, 1 Prince Street, Northampton, MA 01060
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