Social Service - Advance Transit
More and more people in Hartford are choosing to travel via Advance Transit. 2010 was another record year for Hartford riders with 54,287 passenger boardings as shown in the graph below. A total of 468,369 passenger trips were taken throughout the fixed route system. Some facts from our 2008 passenger survey: 69% of passengers use the bus system to commute to work. In 1999 25% of AT riders had a car available. In 2008 this had grown to 53%. This means that AT and its riders are taking more cars off the road and decreasing traffic and air pollution.
Additional air quality gains are being made as several new buses have been placed in service that meet new EPA emissions standards and emit 90% less Nitrous Oxides (NOX) and 90% less particulate. Advance Transit’s first two diesel-electric hybrid buses are expected to be delivered in 2011. The expansion of Advance Transit’s operations center in Wilder is nearly complete and solar panels are being installed on the roof of the building as this report is being written. We are now able to meet some of our heating needs using recycled motor oil from the buses and are using stored rain water for non-potable uses, including bus washing. We are applying for LEED certification and expect to achieve “silver”.
Many thanks to Hartford’s Public Works crew for installing five new bus shelters supplied by Advance Transit at the Gilman Center, in Hartford Village, and along U.S. 5 at Taft flats.
Advance Transit, Inc. is a bi-state regional nonprofit public transportation system headquartered in Wilder. Our services include FREE regularly scheduled fixed route bus service, ADA Complementary Paratransit Service, park-and-ride shuttles, and the Upper Valley Rideshare carpool matching service. Information about Advance Transit’s services can be found on our website at www.advancetransit.com. Call 802-295-1824 8-4:30 M-FRI with schedule questions.
Thank you for your continued support and thanks for riding Advance Transit!
Van Chesnut, Executive Director
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