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PVTA seeks public input on changes

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

If you use any of the services offered by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, there could be some changes headed your way.

Officials for the PVTA are asking for riders' input on proposed service recommendations.

They said after a year-long study, some changes will be made to their driving routes.

Those changes include new cross-town routes and improvements to both hours of services and frequencies.

Mary Macinnes is the administrator for the PVTA. She said a series of public hearings will be held over the next couple days so residents can work with officials on the recommended changes.

"Next year if things go according to what's in the Transportation Finance Plan, the PVTA should get a healthy dose of additional funding to get new service, so these recommendations are very timely. They're really about how to add service to our riders," said Macinnes.

The schedule for the upcoming meetings include:

In Springfield:

  • March 25: 4 to 7 p.m. at Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield St.
  • March 26: 4 to 7 p.m. at Forest Park Branch Library, 380 Belmont Ave.
  • April 3: 4 to 7 p.m. at Mason Square Library, 765 State St.

In Holyoke:

  • March 27: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center Room 302, 303 Homestead Ave.
  • April 1: 4 to 7 p.m. at Holyoke Transportation Center, 206 Maple St.

In Chicopee:

  • March 31: 2 to 5 p.m. at Valley Opportunity Council, 35 Mt. Caramel Ave.
  • April 8: 4 to 7 p.m. at Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St.

In Northampton:

  • April 9: 4 to 7 p.m. at Northampton Council Chambers, 210 Main St.

In Amherst:

  • April 14: 4 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave.

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