MTA suspending routes during April

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) announced on Monday that all bus routes will be suspended as of Wednesday, April 1. The Welcome Center at Veterans Park will also be closed on April 1, with the welcome center and the routes expected to reopen on May 4.

Any passengers to travel to access grocery stores, pharmacies, medical appointments, or for transit to employment can call 603-623-8801 to schedule a trip.

Trips will be booked with a 30-minute pick up window to allow MTA to provide access to as many passengers as possible.  The first trip window available on weekdays will be 5:45 AM to 6:15 AM while the last window will be 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM.  Demand response service on Saturday will be available from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  MTA remains closed on Sundays.

Demand response service will be shared ride but passengers will need to socially distance while on board, keeping at least 6 feet apart within the vehicle to the extent possible.  The cost for demand response service is $2.00 per one way trip for all passengers. MTA will honor existing day/week/month passes but no new passes will be sold during the suspension of fixed route service.

More information is available at www.mtabus.org.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.