Service Alert: Fare collection resumes Monday August 24, 2020

Increased service beginning June 15, 2020

Service is now extended to 9:00 PM for all city routes and frequencies have been increased:

Additional service and express runs have been added to Route 12 Ashmont:

Stoughton routes will continue to run on a reduced schedule:

Routes 10/11 continue to run a combined route and Mini-Maller service has been suspended until further notice.

  • BAT will be continues to offer rear door boarding whenever safe to do so. Customers that require the use of the ramp or “kneeling” feature of the bus may continue to board through the front door. Whenever possible, please continue to exit through the front of the bus.  Please allow all passengers to exit safely before boarding.  If exiting, through the rear door, please use extreme caution. Move away from the bus and allow it to clear the area before continuing on to your destination.
  • Seating capacity will be reduced on most buses and customers are asked to maintain distance between them and others whenever possible. Additional buses will be on stand-by should buses begin to fill up.
  • The BAT Centre is closed to customers. Customer service will be available via phone at 508-638-5920 and in-person at the BAT Administrative Offices, 155 Court Street.

COVID-19 Response

Brockton Area Transit Authority has been closely monitoring the escalating Coronavirus situation. BAT has committed to dispersing information to the public that will help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19. Posters are displayed on all BAT vehicles and at all BAT facilities, including the BAT Centre. In addition, all vehicles are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly at least once a day. Ticket Vending Machines in the BAT Centre will be disinfected multiple times a day.

Brockton Area Transit continues to follow guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with BAT encouraging its riders and the public to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if sick
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean areas that are frequently touched with sanitizing spray or wipes

BAT Awarded Three MassDOT Grants for Expanded and Increased Service

Brockton, MA’s Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) was recently awarded $297,250 in additional funding through a competitive discretionary grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MassDOT announced the awards of $5.1 million for Regional Transit Authorities across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services designed to benefit customers. This includes $4 million in operating funding allocated in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget signed by Governor Baker as well as an additional $1.1 million in capital funding for new equipment and technology.

BAT was the only Regional Transit Authority to receive three separate grants and will use the funding to increase service from downtown Brockton to Ashmont Station (MBTA Red Line), Stoughton, and Bridgewater State University.

Grants were determined based on projected increases to ridership, innovative approaches to service provision, and the ability to serve priority populations. The performance of each project will be evaluated by MassDOT regularly.

“BAT’s application for funds and subsequent award are consistent with our Comprehensive Regional Transit Plan and recognize the need for additional service for the growing population of our region.” said BAT’s Administrator, Reinald G. Ledoux, Jr.

BAT’s awards:

  • Brockton – Ashmont – Increases service on BAT’s busiest route, Ashmont Station (MBTA Red Line). BAT will add two additional round trips to its current daily service of twenty express and thirty-six local round trips. This service travels from BAT’s downtown intermodal center through the densely populated neighborhoods of Brockton, Avon, Randolph and Milton to Dorchester. BAT identified a need for increased service in order to best accommodate the more than 2,100 daily passengers.
  • Brockton – Stoughton – Increases direct service from BAT’s intermodal center to downtown Stoughton and on to Cobbs Corner. This service will improve connections between two different commuter rail lines, integrate an underserved, but growing, central business district, and connect densely populated neighborhoods in both Brockton and Stoughton. BAT’s more frequent service and a realigned route will improve the choices currently available to rail customers and reduce the need to use a car for commuting.
  • Brockton – Bridgewater & BSU “ Increases frequency of trips from BAT’s intermodal center to Bridgewater State University (BSU by providing four additional trips per day. This change supports the consistent growth in ridership to BSU and improves customer service by accommodating demand from both students and local residents. BAT has maintained a successful partnership with BSU for over 30 years that has been identified as a best practice state-wide. BAT provides buses, training, and maintenance, while BSU provides student drivers, student managers, fuel, and professional administration. While classes are in session, BSU drivers provide continuous free service around the campus until 2 a.m. daily.