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Vermont Translines
Vermont Translines logo.png
SloganConnecting People and Places
ParentPremier Coach
Founded2013
Headquarters Milton, Vermont
Service area Vermont and fringes of New York and New Hampshire
Service type intercity bus service
Alliance Greyhound (since inception), Amtrak (as of August 2017)
Routes3
Destinations Burlington, Vermont, Rutland, Albany, New York and Lebanon, New Hampshire, Manchester, Vermont on the Vermont Shires Connector
Website vttranslines.com

Vermont Translines is an intercity bus company founded by its parent company, charter bus company Premier Coach, in 2013. The bus company mainly serves the US Route 7 and US Route 4 corridors in the New England state of Vermont. Aided by $400,000 in annual federal grant money disbursed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the company also utilizes Greyhound's ticketing system and connects with other Greyhound bus routes, primarily in Burlington, Albany and White River Junction. Service on two routes between Burlington, Vermont and Albany, New York and between Rutland, Vermont and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire officially began June 9, 2014, with intermediate stops at towns and cities between. [1] [2] The restart of intercity bus service for places like Rutland marked the first time some places along the current routes had seen any intercity bus service at all since Greyhound left Rutland in 2008, and in towns like Bennington since 2005. [3] [4]

In August 2017, an Amtrak Thruway bus service known as the Vermont Shires Connector commenced, with service between the Albany Amtrak train station and Manchester, Vermont, also stopping in Bennington along the way. [5]

All three routes run 365 days a year with one run in each direction per day. Trip planning for all routes are also available on Google Maps as of January 19, 2015. [6]

Fleet

Vermont Translines' current bus fleet consists of German bus manufacturer Setra coaches numbered 285, 286 and 287, and a Dodge bus numbered 1001. The much smaller Dodge bus is primarily used on the Route 4 bus route largely due to low ridership on that route in the first fiscal year of the company's operation. [7] The buses have Wi-Fi connections, and the three Setra buses have power outlet connections for portable electronic devices and restrooms available.

Livery and identity

The company's buses have a mainly white color scheme, in conjunction with a combination of black, gold and green paint. Premier Coach's logo also appears in green on the back of the vehicles, as does Vermont Translines' website address. Drivers dress primarily in green and black uniforms.

Route detail

Burlington to Albany route

State/Province Town/City Station Connections
Vermont Colchester Colchester, VT Park and Ride, I-89 Exit 17 GMT: 56, 96
Burlington UVM Royall Tyler Theater Megabus to Boston and New York City
South Burlington Burlington International Airport GMT: 1,12
Greyhound to Boston and Montreal
Vergennes US 7 and VT 22A Park and Ride lot GMT: 76
Middlebury next to Davis Family Library MVRTD "The Bus" (partnership with ACTR): Rutland-Middlebury Connector
ACTR: Middlebury Shuttle, Tri-Town Shuttle, Snow Bowl Shuttle, 116 Commuter
GMT: 76
Brandon Union St. side of the Green MVRTD "The Bus" and ACTR: Rutland-Middlebury Connector
Rutland Marble Valley Regional Transit Center Vermont Translines to White River Junction and Lebanon, New Hampshire
MVRTD "The Bus": North, South, South Extension, West, Hospital, Diamond Express (toward Killington Ski Resort), Fair Haven Connector, Middlebury Connector (in a partnership with ACTR), Manchester Connector, Proctor Connector, Ludlow Connector (connection with SEVT "the Current" 57 bus at Okemo base lodge continuing to Bellows Falls)
Wallingford Cumberland Farms MVRTD "The Bus": Manchester Connector
Manchester Zoey's Double Hex Restaurant
Bennington GMCN Bus Terminal Yankee Trails: Bennington- Albany Shuttle
Green Mountain Express: Red, Blue, Brown, Green, Light Green, Emerald (eastbound to Wilmington weekday evenings), Orange (northbound to Manchester), Purple (southbound to Williamstown, Massachusetts)
SEVT "the MOOver": 13 (connection with bus route 10 in Wilmington weekday mornings continuing to Brattleboro)
New York Latham Albany International Airport CDTA: 117, 155, 737

Adirondack Trailways to Montreal, Albany and New York City

Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal Greyhound, Peter Pan Lines, Adirondack Trailways, Short Line Coach to New York City, Boston, Springfield, Montreal, Buffalo and Binghamton
CDTA: All routes serving downtown Albany

Rutland to Lebanon route

State/Province Town/City Station Connections
Vermont Rutland Marble Valley Regional Transit Center Vermont Translines to Albany and Burlington
MVRTD "The Bus": North, South, South Extension, West, Hospital, Diamond Express (toward Killington Ski Resort), Fair Haven Connector, Middlebury Connector (in a partnership with ACTR), Manchester Connector, Proctor Connector, Ludlow Connector (connection with SEVT "the Current" 57 bus at Okemo base lodge continuing to Bellows Falls)
Mendon Town Offices/Park & Ride MVRTD "The Bus": Diamond Express
Sherburne Pass Long Trail Crossing MVRTD "The Bus": Diamond Express
Killington Chamber of Commerce, 2319 US 4 MVRTD "The Bus": Diamond Express
Bridgewater Olsen's Bridgewater Country Store
Woodstock Town Lot, South End of Maxham Meadow Way
Quechee Jiffy Mart, 6800 Woodstock Road
White River Jct Greyhound Bus Terminal Greyhound to Montreal, Boston and New York City
Advance Transit: Orange
SEVT "the Current": 74
New Hampshire Hanover Hanover Inn Greyhound to Boston and Montreal
Dartmouth Coach to Boston and New York City
Advance Transit: Brown, Green, Orange, Dartmouth Shuttle
Stagecoach Transportation Services: 89er Commuter
SEVT "the Current": 73, 74
Lebanon Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Advance Transit: Blue, DHMC Parking Lot Shuttles
Stagecoach Transportation Services: 89er Commuter, River Route
SEVT "the Current": 71, 72

Vermont Shires Connector

State/Province Town/City Station Connections
Vermont Manchester Bus Parking Lot
Manchester Curb Cut, Hampton Inn Green Mountain Express: Orange
MVRTD "The Bus": Manchester- Rutland Connector
Manchester Equinox Hotel Green Mountain Express: Orange
MVRTD "The Bus": Manchester- Rutland Connector
Bennington Bennington Station restaurant Green Mountain Express: Blue
New York
Rensselaer Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak: Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf
CDTA: 214, 24
Megabus: M27 to Ridgewood, New Jersey and New York City
Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal Greyhound, Peter Pan Lines, Adirondack Trailways, Short Line Coach to New York City, Boston, Springfield, Montreal, Buffalo and Binghamton
CDTA: All routes serving downtown Albany
Latham Albany International Airport CDTA: 117, 155, 737

Adirondack Trailways to Montreal, Albany and New York City

References

  1. ^ New Vermont Bus Service Coming Soon Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., My Champlain Valley. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  2. ^ Bus Service VT NH NY, Vermont Translines. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  3. ^ Intercity bus service returns to Rutland, Times Argus Online. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  4. ^ Burlington-Albany bus service starts June 9, Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  5. ^ Vermont Shires Connector to start next month, Brattleboro Reformer. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  6. ^ Cities Covered, Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  7. ^ 2015 Public Transit Route Performance Review, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved 2017-02-20.