Lowell Regional Transit Authority

LRTA Fixed Route Bus Service: 978-452-6161
Road Runner ADA Paratransit: 978-459-0152

Welcome to the LRTA…

Your Regional Transit Authority!




LRTA Modified Saturday Schedule for Weekdays Monday – Friday


For the safety and well being of our Passengers and Drivers, the LRTA will be operating a modified Saturday Schedule for weekdays, Monday through Friday. The LRTA Saturday and Sunday Bus Schedules will remain the same. The LRTA thanks you for your cooperation and understanding during this COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Update from
Response Command Center
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 

Click Here for the Situation Update as of June 1, 2020


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Starting Wednesday May 6, 2020

All Passengers are required to wear a face mask (a nose and mouth covering) onboard all LRTA vehicles and in waiting areas.

On May 1, 2020 Governor Baker issued an order requiring everyone to wear a face covering in public – Including on Public Transportation. Passengers are responsible for having a nose & mouth covering which can range from a medical mask to a bandanna, scarf or t-shirt to a homemade or painters mask, etc.

The LRTA is providing transportation for

Riders must be traveling to an essential destination. All riders are required to exit the bus at the end of its route. Multiple or consecutive round trips are not permitted and riders who appear to be loitering on the bus will be asked to deboard.

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Should you take the bus?

Clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks and work are considered essential trips. Following the CDC recommendations the LRTA requests that all passengers using LRTA services wear a face covering for your safety and the safety of all others.

Thank you for your cooperation.


LRTA Disinfectant Routine & Schedule for Coronavirus – COVID-19 

Click Here to read the LRTA Disinfectant Routine & Schedule implemented during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Stay Informed About Coronavirus – COVID-19  

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Click Here for info about coronavirus cases, quarantine and monitoring
updated daily at 4 pm




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To Better Serve Our Customers
Going to the Lowell Courthouse

LRTA Route 18 Downtown Shuttle
will now stop 
at the corner of
Middlesex Street & the Lord Overpass Circle

(In front of the Durkin Building)  


We want to know
what you think!

LRTA is updating their Regional Transit Plan in order to create a vision for the next five years and prioritize service improvements.

As a valued LRTA customer, your feedback is essential to our service and is a key ingredient in our recipe for success. Please take five minutes to complete this survey to help us make LRTA the best service it can be!

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A Great New Benefit That Gives LRTA Riders
Two Ways to Get Real-Time Bus Information

View Interactive GPS Bus Route Maps
On Your Computer or Tablet 

Click on the LRTA Bus Tracker logo below


Track Buses on All 18 LRTA Bus Routes
in Real-Time on Our Regional Map

Select a Bus Stop to Get Live Departure Times

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Get Real-Time LRTA Bus Stop Arrival & Departure Times
On Your Smart Phone 

Click for more information about RouteShout

Download the Free Smart Phone App

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View RouteShout in the Apple App StoreView RouteShout in the Google Play Store

Find Times by Your Location,
Address or LRTA Bus Route

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Explore Statewide Transportation Options

Click for statewide Ride Match directions

A one-stop searchable directory of public, private and
accessible transportation options in Massachusetts

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Please visit our “Public Information” page to view the LRTA’s Regional Transit Plan (Chapter 7)


The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) is located at 115 Thorndike St. Lowell, Ma 01852.

The LRTA Can be Reached at:

Fixed Route Bus Information (978) 452-6161, 100 Hale Street, Lowell, MA 01851

Road Runner Office (978) 459 – 0152,  113 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Main Admin Office  (978) 459-0164, 115 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Parking Office (978) 459-0164 (ext. 206), 115 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852

The LRTA provides fixed route bus services and paratransit services to the city and 14 surrounding communities. These connect at the Gallagher Intermodal Center to the Lowell Line of the MBTA commuter rail system, which connects Lowell to Boston. The terminal is also served by several intercity bus lines.

The LRTA offers commuter parking at the Gallager Intermodal Center and at the North Billerica Train Station.

We hope you enjoy riding with us!


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