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MVRTA Service Information
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The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) serves the northeast corner of Massachusetts with over 1 million miles of city, suburban, interurban and rural scheduled bus routes. Bordered on the north and east by the state of New Hampshire and the Atlantic Ocean, MVRTA bus service is provided in Andover, Amesbury, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport and North Andover. The Authority also provides service to the Robert B. Kennedy Transfer Station for connections with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority. MVRTA bus service allows residents of the Merrimack Valley to commute to work, school, run errands, travel to shopping centers and stores, MBTA Commuter Rail Stations and to recreational destinations.

The MVRTA also provides a Commuter Bus service to and from Boston on weekdays.The MVRTA also provides subscription services called Ring & Ride in some of the cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley.

The MVRTA operates Monday through Saturday, however all services do not operate on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Patriots' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

The following link will open the MVRTA’s Bus Customer Service Guide which outlines many details to include bus fare information, access for persons with disabilities, how to board the bus, some simple rules and other information:


The following information outlines the services the MVRTA provides in your community.

Route 33 - is a Lawrence based route that operates out of the Buckley Transportation Center. Service operates 6 days a week and operates from 5:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

This route provides transportation to customers traveling from North Andover to Lawrence with locations to include: McGovern Transportation Center, Riverwalk, City Hall and Superior Court in Lawrence: and in North Andover: Town Hall, Senior Center, Merrimack College, Star Market, North Andover Middle School and the downtown area.

Effective April 3rd, 2006: On Weekdays all Lawrence based bus routes serving Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover now depart every 25 minutes from the Buckley Transportation Center during these times: 5:00 am - 9:00 am and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buses Depart The Buckley Transportation Center Every 45 Minutes.

This route operates every 45 minutes on Saturdays

Here is a link to the Route 33 bus schedule: http://www.mvrta.com/33/33.shtml

Route 39A - is a Lawrence based route that operates out of the Buckley Transportation Center. Service operates 6 days a week and operates from 5:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

This route provides transportation to customers traveling to locations in North Andover to include: North Andover Mall, Doctors Park and Woodbridge Housing and in Lawrence including, St. Patrick School, Post Office, District Court, Lawrence Stadium, Social Security Office, Colonial Heights, Showcase Cinemas

Effective April 3rd, 2006: On Weekdays all Lawrence based bus routes serving Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover now depart every 25 minutes from the Buckley Transportation Center during these times: 5:00 am - 9:00 am and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buses Depart The Buckley Transportation Center Every 45 Minutes.

This route operates every 45 minutes on Saturdays.

Here is a link to the Route 39A bus schedule:


Route 39B - is a Lawrence based route that operates out of the Buckley Transportation Center. Service operates 6 days a week and operates from 5:00am to 8:00pm on weekdays and on Saturdays from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

This route provides transportation to customers traveling to locations in North Andover to the North Andover Mall and in Lawrence including: Everett Mills, City Hall, Superior Court, New Balance Outlet, Plaza 114, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Showcase Cinema, Lawrence Stadium

Effective April 3rd, 2006: On Weekdays all Lawrence based bus routes serving Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover now depart every 25 minutes from the Buckley Transportation Center during these times: 5:00 am - 9:00 am and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buses Depart The Buckley Transportation Center Every 45 Minutes.

This route operates every 45 minutes on Saturdays.

Here is a link to the Route 39B bus schedule:


EZ Trans – Office of Special Services

The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) Office Of Special Services provides paratransit service to persons with disabilities who are not able to use the fixed route bus service and to persons who are 60 years of age or older.: These services are called Non-ADA and ADA EZ Trans services.

Please see the descriptions below which briefly explain each service. You may click on the titles of each service that are highlighted in blue to open a webpage that provides complete information about the service.

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ADA EZ Trans services are provided to those persons with disabilities that meet the definition of eligibility as established under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This definition relates to the physical or cognitive impairments that prevent use of the MVRTA’s fixed route bus system. All participants must be certified through the MVRTA Office of Special Services. This service is only available within the three-quarter mile corridor on each side of an MVRTA fixed bus route.
Non-ADA EZ Trans services are provided to those persons who are 60 years of age or older and to persons who meet the eligibility criteria established under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that are requesting service beyond the three-quarter mile corridor on each side of an MVRTA fixed bus route. All participants must be certified through the MVRTA Office of Special Services.
For additional information please feel free to call the MVRTA Office of Special Services at (978) 469-6878 or e-mail specialservices@mvrta.com