Up-Island Bus Service Rerouted During Presidential Visit
Traffic and bus service up-Island will be affected by road closures and rerouting during the president's visit beginning Saturday. Police and public safety officials are advising Islanders and visitors to allow extra time to reach their destinations and to expect traffic delays at times.
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Trains, Planes, Automobiles: Summer Transit Options Expand
Olivia Hull

Expanding transportation services among airlines, ferries, buses and trains have made the Vineyard more accessible than ever this summer.

Four airlines are now operating summer service between the Island and three major metropolitan areas. And two months ago train service began between Boston and the Cape that connects with a shuttle to the Steamship Authority.

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VTA Saves the Day
Thank you so much to the honest, hardworking, helpful people of the Vineyard Transit Authority. You are heroes. You saved me seven years ago and again on Monday.
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West Tisbury Bus Stop May Be Relocated

The bus stop across the road from Alley’s General Store will be slightly relocated for safety reasons, the West Tisbury selectmen agreed this week.

At their meeting Wednesday, the selectmen voted to move the stop about one bus length south on State Road from its present location near the front of Howes House. The move still needs approval from the state highway department.

Selectmen, police chief Dan Rossi, Vineyard Transit Authority representative John Alley and Field Gallery owner Chris Morse met Wednesday afternoon to inspect the new location.

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Buses Offer Public Expanded Service
MANDY LOCKE

Summer of Public Transit
By MANDY LOCKE

The Vineyard Transit Authority is dedicated to making it easy to leave the car at home and ride the bus through the busy summer season.

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Bus Ridership Climbs Sharply
JOSHUA SABATINI

Bus Ridership Climbs Sharply

Vineyard Transit Authority Puts Number of Passengers on Bus Routes at Roughly 400,000 For July and August Alone

By JOSHUA SABATINI

The Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority carried close to 400,000 people in the fiscal year from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. Transit authority administrator Angie Gompert said she estimates 200,000 people were served this July and another 200,000 in August.

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West Tisbury Resolves Bus Controversy; Up-Island Cronig's Market Acts as Depot
Chris Burrell
Just a few weeks ago, Vineyard transit officials decided the North Tisbury business district would be the perfect place to relocate their bus transfer hub and put an end to all those complaints about buses ruining the historic character of West Tisbury village. All they needed was a good-sized patch of blacktop in the business district.
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Transit System Prepares for New Season; Authority Plans Adjustment to Routes
JONATHAN BURKE

Transit System Prepares for New Season; Authority Plans Adjustment to Routes

By JONATHAN BURKE

Vineyard Transit Authority is on the verge of a new summer season, and still sorting out problems associated with its new fare boxes.

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Transit Authority Scrambles, Fills Summer Workforce Needs
MANDY LOCKE

Transit Authority Scrambles, Fills Summer Workforce Needs

By MANDY LOCKE

Six weeks ago, Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) administrators worried they'd be forced to leave some bus riders stranded on the side of the road this summer.

Now, on the eve of the summer season, VTA officials say they have found enough drivers to meet summer demands.

Last month, the public bus system faced a 30 per cent hole in its summer workforce - the result of a decision by federal immigration officials to enforce a limit on temporary visas (H2Bs) for foreign wor

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Schools Give Bus Work to VTA, Florida Firm
Chris Burrell
After nearly three weeks of turmoil and back-and-forth accusations, Vineyard school leaders officially severed ties with their school bus contractor, Island Transport, and have crafted a deal to hire the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) and a Florida company to run the school buses in time for the opening of the school year next month.
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