Selectmen Send VTA Plan to Commission
Will Sennott
Edgartown selectmen voted Tuesday to refer the Vineyard Transit Authority’s redesigned bus terminal at Church street to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
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Selectmen Will Hold Hearing on Plan for Church Street Bus Terminal
Noah Asimow
Edgartown selectmen will hold a public hearing next week on the VTA’s planned charging station project at the Church Street bus terminal.
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Hospital Airs Plan for Edgartown Nursing Home
Noah Asimow
Leaders from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital came before the Edgartown selectmen Monday to update the board on their substantial building project.
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High School, SSA Win Grants for Electric Buses

A settlement between the federal government and Volkswagen will send $1 million in grants to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the Steamship Authority to buy electric buses.

Part of $7.5 million in grants announced by the Baker administration just before Christmas, the two grants will provide $500,000 for the SSA to build a charging station and buy two electric shuttle buses servicing their Falmouth route. The high school grant of $500,000 will be used to buy two electric school buses.

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VTA to Remove Shade Trees at Edgartown Bus Terminal
Noah Asimow
Edgartown selectmen said this week that the transit authority would have to keep a large linden tree that provides cover over a portion of the property.
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VTA Will Seek Funding from Towns to Restore Winter Service
Will Sennott
The Vineyard Transit Authority advisory board voted Friday to seek funding from Island voters next spring to pay for restoring off-season bus service to previous levels.
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VTA Vows to Keep Some Sunday Service
Will Sennott
The administrator for the Vineyard Transit Authority said a plan to eliminate Sunday service this winter will be revisited.
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VTA Riders Air Concerns About Cutbacks in Winter Service
Will Sennott

Islanders who ride public buses in the off season poured out their concerns and frustrations to the Vineyard Transit Authority this week over service cuts.

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VTA Service Cutbacks See Pushback from Riders, Drivers
Will Sennott

As curtailed off-season service begins on the Island’s only public bus system, the Vineyard Transit Authority is seeing pushback from riders, as well as drivers and their new union.

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VTA Slashes Winter Bus Service
Will Sennott

Citing a potential budget deficit of nearly $1 million for the next fiscal year, the Vineyard Transit Authority administration and advisory board voted unanimously this week to drastically reduce service for the winter season.

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