Home to nearly 135,000 residents. Within a convenient traveling distance from Boston or New York City (both 2.5 hour drive), many metropolitan residents have purchased second homes here. Vibrant tourism, arts and recreation industries help to drive nearly 3,000,000 visitors to the Berkshires throughout the 4 seasons.
The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is the hub of all activity in the Berkshires, connecting its 24 member communities within Berkshire County, the western most region of Massachusetts. BRTA vehicles travel over 820,000 miles annually with ridership at nearly 600,000. BRTA services include the cities of Pittsfield and Lenox with a total area covering 352 square miles, offering exclusive reach to a cultured, educated and affluent audience.
The BRTA’s daily service area spans a region as large as Rhode Island; bordered by Vermont to the north, New York to the west and Connecticut to the south. Fixed route service is provided by fourteen bus routes in 12 communities from Williamstown to Great Barrington, Monday through Saturday. Paratransit services are provided to eligible persons from the BRTA’s member communities for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, or complementary paratransit ADA service.
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