Road construction forces changes to Five College bus schedules

Weight restrictions during construction on the Fort River bridge on Route 47 has forced PVTA buses running among Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith colleges to take longer routes, which has meant changes in scheduled arrival and departure times and the elimination of some runs.

Since the construction would have detoured and delayed the late afternoon PVTA Route 39 Express runs between Mount Holyoke and Smith, the consortium has hired Seemo Shuttle to operate those runs. Seemo’s smaller, lighter weight buses will be able to pass through the Route 47 bridge construction zone without significant delay.

Those traveling among Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges by bus should review the updated bus schedules to see if their travel plans may be affected by these changes. Links to the updated schedules can be found at