Bus Service & Employer Partners
The long awaited 116 Commuter Bus Service began operation April 23, 2012.
The Pilot Bus Program will begin operation on June 13, 2016.
Please note the bus stop signs are at:
Hillview Terrace/Birchwood Court
the triangle of Richmond Road/North Road,
Buck Hill Road East/Hayden Hill West.
In the morning the bus will come up Mechanicsville Road and pick up at Hillview Terrace at approximately 7:20 a.m., pick up at the triangle at approximately 7:25 a.m., then proceed down North Road and pick up at Buck Hill Road East several minutes later.
In the evening, the route will be reversed and come up North Road and stop at Hayden Hill West at approximately 5:50 p.m., the triangle at Richmond Road/North Road, and then at Birchwood Court several minutes later. Please note the new stops along Mechanicsville Road, Richmond Road, and North Road are not serviced by ACTR.
All other bus stops will continue to be served with no change in times. To learn more, check out CCTAride.org. There will be a mailing from GMT going out next week with free Try-It Passes and additional information. The Pilot Bus Program is currently scheduled to run to February 2017. Please take advantage of this Expanded Service so it will become a permanent service. Thank you for your support!
The success of the 116 Commuter and obtaining additional services depend on your participation so please ride the bus as often as you can.
Bus schedules and bus stops are available at ACTR’s and CCTA’s web sites: www.actr-vt.org and www.cctaride.org.
Google’s trip planner can provide directions between any two points on CCTA’s system, including bus times, stop locations and any necessary transfers. You can plan your trip at www.google.com/transit.
Riding the bus will:
· Alleviate traffic congestion
· Reduce our carbon emissions
· Help protect our environment
The Town of Hinesburg has supplied the local match funds to operate this service while Renewable NRG Systems supplied the local match funds for capital costs.
The Employer Partner Program
The Employer Partnership/Public Transit Program was created to work with local employers to coordinate various initiatives, such as carpooling, ridesharing and van pools, for providing better commuting options leading to public transportation. The public transportation option has been accomplished with the start of the 116 Commuter bus service!
We still need to work on carpooling, ridesharing, and vanpooling. These initiatives will help protect our environment, reduce cost of travel, enable local employers to employ and retain employees, and help Hinesburg residents commute to their places of employment.
If your company wants to sponsor an event or needs further information please call or email:
Karla Munson at 482-2778 firstname.lastname@example.org
CATMA, the Campus Area Transportation Management Association, offers to set up, manage, and administer commuter programs for employers. CATMA was formed in 1992 to plan and manage parking and transportation in ways that better coordinate land use and lessen environmental impacts. CATMA has been working with Burlington businesses for over twenty years offering employers a comprehensive employee commute program tailored to the worksite including incentives, programs, worksite events, promos, surveys, a information clearing house and more. Its founding members include University of Vermont, University of Vermont Medical Center and Champlain College. New associate members include the CCRPC, City of Burlington, Redstone Lofts/Apartments and Seventh Generation. Whether you need to address parking issues, reduce your carbon footprint or save your employees money while getting them to work on time, membership in CATMA can help to create an easy-to-implement, multimodal program that meets the specific needs of your business. Benefits include: saving employees money, reducing traffic and parking congestion, providing support with land use and permit process, enhancing quality of life, improving mobility, and creating an overall happier and healthier community. Through CATMA, membership businesses can choose to offer a variety of benefits to their employees including: Bike/walk rewards, Guaranteed ride home, carpool matching, subsidized CCTA bus passes, and CarShare Vermont membership.
In order to provide support as well as a forum for businesses interested in providing alternative commuting incentives, CATMA launched an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Network. An ETC can be an employee who is currently involved in transportation, Human Resources, Sustainability or Wellness departments but most importantly, it should be someone with enthusiasm for promoting transportation options at your business. Membership in the forum is free and even If your business already offers commuter incentives and programs in place, CATMA still welcomes your participation in this network so that your success stories can be shared.
Hinesburg area residents who are employed by CATMA member employers are encouraged to go to the CATMA website to explore their programs and benefits.
For more information please visit CATMA’s website: www.catmavt.org.
Featured Employer - Renewable NRG Systems
As expressed below NRG is committed to helping Hinesburg be a leader in alternative transportation.
Although we looked at other cities and towns for a new site, we were happy to remain in Hinesburg, where we have been for several years. The town of Hinesburg, with a population of 4,000, was our company’s first real home and has been incredibly supportive to us over the years. Our building is located near the town center, giving us easy walking access to town services. In the future, we plan to build recreation paths around our building and through the community for the use of our employees and Hinesburg residents. Our building features showers and bike racks to make it convenient for our employees who choose car-free commuting or want to exercise during their workday.