GROVELAND — Town Administrator Rebecca Oldham has announced that the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) has started offering bus service in the Town of Groveland for the first time.
Route 18 went into operation on July 5.
The route begins at Washington Square Park in Haverhill, traveling to Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Kennedy Circle, River Edge Plaza, and ending at the Groveland Housing Authority.
Route 18 runs every hour Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Services will not run on Sunday.
The outbound bus to Groveland runs hourly from Washington Square Park starting at 6 a.m., and will arrive at the Groveland Housing Authority about 20 minutes later. The last outbound bus will leave at 6 p.m. The inbound bus to Haverhill starts at 6:23 a.m. from the Housing Authority, with the last bus departing at 6:23 p.m.
For a more detailed bus schedule visit: https://grovelandma.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-07-Route-18-Schedule-Rivereside-Groveland.pdf
Groveland is one of 16 MVRTA member communities.
“We are excited that the MVRTA has decided to extend Route 18 and provide a fixed-route into Groveland. This connection will allow residents the ability to access Riverside Plaza, the health care services at Holy Family Hospital and much more,” said Town Administrator Oldham. “This route will provide equality of access to employment and services and help connect Groveland to other regional opportunities. We look forward to continuing to work with the MVRTA on future improvements and transportation connections.”
“We have been considering expanding Route 18 to Groveland for a while and are very excited that we are now able to provide this service,” said MVRTA Director of Communications Niorka Mendez-Almonte. “This should make commutes more easily accessible to both residents and visitors.”
For more information about the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority visit: https://www.mvrta.com