Deerfield Valley Transit Association Article

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Deerfield Valley Transit Association
MOOver (2015 logo).png
Founded1996
Headquarters127 Route 100
Locale West Dover, Vermont
Service areasouthern Windham County, VT
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes13
Fleet20
Annual ridership206,300 (2010)
Chief executiveSusan Haughwout (president)
Website moover.com

The Deerfield Valley Transit Association (DVTA) is a regional non-profit public transit provider located in southern Vermont. Its nickname is the MOOver since its buses are painted black and white like Holstein cows.

Since its foundation in 1996, [1] the MOOver has provided over 3.5 million rides in a valley of 5,000 residents. It operates 16 routes, including service from Brattleboro to Bennington, Wilmington to Mount Snow, Wilmington to Readsboro, three routes for the elderly or disabled, and nine routes during the winter season around Mount Snow Resort. In addition, volunteer drivers provide rides in their cars for to doctor's appointments for non-emergency medical care for qualified riders.

In fiscal year 2010, the MOOver had an annual ridership of 206,300. There are 20 vehicles in their fleet, 19 of which are wheelchair accessible. [2]

As of February 21, 2015, trip planning for all MOOver bus routes is available on Google Maps. [3]

All routes are fare free.

Routes

Year-round routes:

  • Wilmington to Bennington
  • Wilmington to Brattleboro
  • Wilmington to Mount Snow
  • Wilmington to Readsboro
  • West Dover

Elderly or Disabled Routes

  • Deerfield Valley to The Gathering Place Adult Day care in Brattleboro
  • Wednesday trip to Bennington for doctor's appointments and shopping
  • Trips to congregate meal sites in Halifax, Jacksonville, and Readsboro

Winter Seasonal Routes

  • Mount Snow Base Area
  • Upper SnowTree, Snow Mountain Village, The Outlook
  • Timber Creek
  • Greensprings
  • Hermitage Club
  • Kingswood
  • Bears Crossing/Suntec
  • Upper Parking Lots
  • Lower Parking Lots

New facility

The DVTA is building a 16,000 square foot building featuring a bus maintenance bays, offices, drivers facilities, and training facilities. The $4.5 million project will also include a state-of-art bus wash and a new fueling station. [4] The Town of Wilmington's Riverwalk Trail will run along the front of the site and will connect to several other recreational trails.

References

  1. ^ Patrick J. Crowley, "MOOver strong 10 years later", Brattleboro Reformer, October 31, 2006.
  2. ^ 2012 Public Transit Policy Plan, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
  3. ^ Cities Covered, Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  4. ^ "Deerfield Valley Transit Gets Grant For New Headquarters", Vermont Public Transit Association, July 18, 2012.

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