March 25, 2020
SRTA has switched to a Saturday Schedule as part of the response to COVID-19 as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Saturday service schedule will remain in place until further notice.
Beginning in late February, ridership began declining daily. Since then, we have seen the steepest decline in ridership in SRTA history, a trend that is common among transit authorities across Massachusetts and the USA. Saturday service is less frequent and operates a shorter day than weekday service and requires fewer drivers to report to work daily. With fewer people riding and fewer drivers needed to operate, we are able to keep the system running if drivers are unable to report to work because of family care needs or due to a personal illness.