Home » News » Roads and Travel
Nashua's CityBus shares success story
This past year, the Nashua Transit System, referred to as CityBus, provided 537,000 rides, according to Mark Sousa, director of transportation for Nashua. When he started the position in 2007, about 375,000 rides were provided, said Sousa.
The Nashua Transit System operates seven daytime fixed routes and three evening routes, traveling about 1,870 miles a day and providing rides to thousands of passengers each year.
“I’ve seen lots and lots of people using the transit system out there,” Alderman Brian McCarthy, board president, said of the Main Dunstable line. McCarthy said he is impressed with the amount of people waiting at the bus stop in that section of the city.
Kathy Hersh, director of community development, said many residents began using CityBus when gas prices skyrocketed a few years ago. Although fuel costs have leveled out since that time, she said many people remain loyal customers to the city’s public transportation system.
CityBus is in the process of implementing a new software program designed to improve its daily operations. The nearly $140,000 software upgrade is being funded with a federal grant left over from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
About 20 tablets will be used to outfit all of the CityBus vehicles.
The new software is expected to be fully implemented in about two to three weeks, Sousa said.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Bridge that connects Nashua with Merrimack will be closed for 15 months - 0
- Route 12A reopened to alternating one-way traffic - 0
- Traffic on Rockingham Road in Derry returning to normal - 0
- Wider I-293 may have to wait without more toll revenue - 0
- I-293: A plan to make it better through Manchester - 4
- Dover’s winter parking ban begins Dec. 1 - 0
- Rockingham Road to reopen Wednesday - 0
- Manchester’s winter parking ban goes into effect Dec. 1 - 0
- Public gets look at new Sarah Long bridge - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Two charged with selling heroin in Nashua - 0
- 'Fugitive of the week' arrested in Hooksett - 0
- Dover police arrest 3 on drug charges - 3
- Sports Briefs: No miracle finish for Vonn - 0
- Browns QB Campbell cleared to face Pats - 0
- Bruins defenseman Boychuk's status unknown - 1
- SNHU seeks NCAA title - 0
- Wildcat gridders visit Maine in defining game for program - 2
- Manchester needs more police department argues in staffing report - 9
Reams threatens to sue county commissioners
'Fugitive of the week' arrested in Hooksett
Dover police arrest 3 on drug charges
Conway is heartened by word of her letter
Nashua hero up for Carnegie award
McWages: They're about value
Pot debate precedes legislative hearings
Dingman: 'I try to be a better person'
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Scott Brown says 'nothing is really changed' on political plans