Effective Monday, August 28, 2023 several routes in Fall River will operate a new alignment. These changes are a result of a yearlong planning process that began in the fall of 2022 and culminated in a public hearing held June 1, 2023. The changes to the routes are as follows:
Route 101 – South Main St
The outbound and inbound alignment shifts service from Broadway and Middle St to South Main St. The outbound alignment will remain on South Main St rather than turn west on Middle St and south on Broadway as the current alignment does. The inbound alignment will remain on South Main St rather than traveling north on Broadway and east on Middle St.
The Route 101 will continue to serve Broadway on school trips only.
Route 102 – North Main St
The changes will simplify the routing and eliminate deviations to Holmes Apartments and Stop & Shop Distribution Center. The route will serve the Fall River Industrial Park in a one-way directional loop that will follow the same alignment throughout the day. There are two proposed outbound patterns: the first will follow the current outbound alignment serve the Fall River Industrial Park and Amazon warehouse and end at Four Winds Apartments, the current terminus for the route; the second will follow this same alignment however it will serve Commerce Drive before turning on to Airport Road.
The Inbound trip begins at Four Winds Apartments, the alignment follows the current inbound alignment with no deviations.
Route 6 – Pleasant St
The Route 6 – Pleasant St has been removed from service
Route 107 – Bay St
The change eliminates Battleship Cove. The route will remain on Williams St to Bay St and follow the previous outbound and inbound alignment.
Route 109 – Bedford St
The change shortens both the outbound and inbound patterns, better align travel in both directions, and eliminate low performing route segments. The outbound and inbound pattern eliminates the segment of the route on Oak Grove Ave, Locust St and Eastern Ave north of Bedford St; also eliminated is the segment serving Father DeValles Blvd. The outbound pattern will follow the current pattern but remain on Bedford St to the intersection with Eastern Ave where it will resume the current pattern. The outbound pattern will terminate at the intersection of County St and Pleasant St.
The inbound pattern will begin at the intersection of County St and Pleasant St, travel west on Pleasant St to Eastern Ave, travel north on Eastern Ave to Bedford St, and travel west on Bedford St to rejoin the current alignment. The
Route 110 – Rodman St
The change 110 shortens the route by eliminating service south of Brayton Ave. Additionally, the change on the 110 is paired with the elimination of the FR6 so as a mitigating measure for the reduction in service to Wal-Mart with that change, the 110 increases service frequency to thirty-minute headways.
The route alignment is unchanged to Brayton Ave. Instead of continuing south on Rodman St the outbound pattern turns east on Brayton Ave then turns north on Jefferson St to resume the current alignment. The inbound alignment is unchanged to Brayton Ave at which point it will reverse the outbound pattern.
The Route 110 will continue to serve Jefferson St, Kennedy St, and Rodman St on school trips only.