Because the student presence on our campuses will be limited in the fall semester, and because students on our campuses wil be discouraged from leaving campus, PVTA has reduced the frequency of bus runs on most Five College routes. Those changes are outlined below. Details can be found at pvta.com.
Please keep in mind that during the pandemic, PVTA buses are for essential trips only, and all riders must wear face masks.
Route 38 - UMass-Amherst-Hampshire-Mount Holyoke
August 24 through November 20, bus will operate with 80 minutes between buses from 6:40am to 12:15am on weekdays, from 9:20am to 12:15am on Saturdays, and from 9:20am to 9:40pm on Sundays.
Route 39 - Smith-Hampshire; Mount Holyoke-Hampshire-Hampshire Mall
Bus will not operate. Access to/from Northampton/malls/Hampshire College will be available via Route 38 transfers with the B43 in Amherst/UMass.
39E - Smith-Mount Holyoke Express
Bus will not operate. Access to/from Northampton/malls/Mount Holyoke College will be available via Route 38 transfers with the B43 in Amherst/UMass.
B43 - Smith-UMass-Amherst (with a stop at the Hampshire Mall)
Operates on summer (no school) service schedule (30 minutes between buses weekdays) through September 5.
On September 6 shifts to full service schedule (20 minutes between buses weekdays and ending around midnight).
R29 - Holyoke Mall-Mount Holyoke-Hampshire-Amherst-UMass
Will continue to operate as normal throughout Fall 2020 semester.