VTA Launches Micro Transit
Starting Monday, the Vineyard Transit Authority is piloting a new microtransit service for up-Island passengers, available seven days a week.
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VTA Faces Declining Ridership, Revenues
Ridership has declined sharply on Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) buses this year, as the pandemic’s impact on public transit authorities nationwide trickles down to the Island.
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Edgartown Committee Strongly Endorses VTA's Church Street Project
Noah Asimow

After months of review, Edgartown’s VTA Church street committee gave a strong endorsement to a controversial plan to install three electric bus induction chargers at the downtown bus terminal.

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VTA Drivers Petition to Limit Crowding on Buses
Will Sennott
Concerned about crowding on buses, Vineyard Transit Authority drivers presented the VTA advisory board with a petition last week asking for better safety protocols.
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Study Finds Electric Bus Charging Station Would Not Add to Congestion
Noah Asimow
A traffic study on the Vineyard Transit Authority’s plan to use the Church Street transit hub in Edgartown as a charging station for electric buses found that the new station would not increase congestion at the site.
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VTA Will Reduce Schedule for Summer
Will Sennott
The Vineyard Transit Authority will maintain reduced service through the summer, VTA administrator Angie told the advisory board late last week.
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Tisbury Requires Face Masks on Public Buses, Mulls Same for SSA
Louisa Hufstader
Both riders and drivers aboard Vineyard Transit Authority buses in Tisbury will be required to wear face coverings, following a vote by the town board of health Tuesday.
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Reduced Ferry Schedule Goes Into Effect
Noah Asimow
Six regularly scheduled ferry runs have been cut effective Sunday, as traffic to the Island begins to decline. Other transit agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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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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