New Bedford South End Fixed Route Network Study – Final Report

The New Bedford South End Fixed-Route Service Redesign (NBSE FRSR) project is an
analysis of Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) fixed-route bus service in
New Bedford’s South End, which ultimately recommends improvements to transit service
based on ridership data, operational considerations, and public input.


The changes recommended by this project are:

  • Route NB1 Fort Rodman: Re-aligned to operate bi-directionally on County Street, instead of on Pleasant Street and Acushnet Avenue. No changes to frequency or span of service.
  • Route NB3 Dartmouth Street: Re-aligned to operate on County and Hawthorn streets outbound, and Hawthorn and Orchard streets inbound, instead of Rotch Street. Night pattern eliminated. No changes to frequency or span of service.
  • Route NB5 South Central: Re-aligned to serve South Central New Bedford, Rivet Street, Goulart Square, and Stop & Shop (see map below for exact alignment). Route would operate every half-hour from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, and every half hour from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays

For more details on recommended changes read the full report here: