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Sunday Bus Service will be Suspended
EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020
As of Sunday, April 5, the Lowell Regional Transit Authority is suspending its Pilot Sunday Bus Service in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
The reason for Sunday service suspension is to protect the safety of LRTA customers and its employees.
Once the timing permits a safe operation, the LRTA will reactivate its full Sunday service.
We ask for your cooperation and support as we make prudent decisions to safeguard operations and combat COVID-19.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Following along with Governor Baker’s guidelines and to ensure the safety of our passengers and bus operators, we ask that the bus and Gallagher Terminal be used for essential travel only and that if you are feeling unwell, do your due diligence to the community by not riding the bus.
LRTA has taken other measures to ensure the safety of our passengers and bus operators such as rear-door loading and unloading, and leaving the front section of the bus available to the elderly and disabled only.
LRTA thanks you for your cooperation during this time.
LRTA Modified Saturday Schedule for Weekdays Monday – Friday
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MARCH 26,2020
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.
As of Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) has made systemwide service changes to protect our frontline employees and those members of the public who must travel as essential workers, i.e., hospital staff, emergency responders and safety personnel.
Beginning immediately, customers should board at the rear doors of buses, and space their seating according to recommended social distancing protocols (6 feet). Seniors and people with disabilities can still board at the front door if needed.
LRTA facilities and buses are being cleaned and sanitized with increased frequency each day.
These decisions are based on guidance from public health professionals and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
To learn more about how the LRTA is adjusting in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, please keep visiting our website for the latest updates. The LRTA appreciates your cooperation during this time of national crisis.
James H Scanlan
COVID-19 Update from
Response Command Center
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
LRTA Disinfectant Routine & Schedule for Coronavirus – COVID-19
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.
The LRTA is being proactive in keeping our riders and employees as safe as possible during the Coronavirus situation by disinfecting all surfaces on all fixed-route buses daily.
We are also treating high traffic areas in our facilities.
The best way to keep yourself protected is to wash your hands regularly.
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!
SUNDAY IS FUN DAY
Take our new Sunday service to exciting destinations across the region!
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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!