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Bus Plus LogoMassDOT in coordination with DATTCO, Inc. today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England.

BusPlus is a public/private partnership in which MassDOT provides new regional buses to private for-profit bus companies.  The companies in return must deliver regional services improvements and will be responsible for all bus maintenance and operating costs.  The federally-funded competitive grant program includes replacement of 31 regional buses with new, state-of-the-art vehicles.

New services now in effect include the following:

DATTCO: Fairhaven, Dartmouth (UMass Campus), and Taunton to Boston. At least two new round-trips, Monday – Sunday, expected to begin March 3rd. There is currently no direct service between UMass Dartmouth and Boston.

DATTCO: Fairhaven, Providence, Uxbridge, Worcester (Union Station), Worcester (UMass Medical) to Boston. Two round-trips, Monday – Friday, expected to begin March 3rd. Uxbridge currently receives no commuter bus service.

DATTCO: Existing service along the New Bedford – Boston corridor will have one new stop added near Park Plaza then continuing on to Copley Square, providing an improved one-seat ride for commuters. These new stop will be added in mid-February.

The regional service improvements provided through the new BusPlus service includes the creation of new routes, addition of stops to existing routes, extension of existing routes, and increased route frequency.

BusPlus is funded by a Federal Transit Administration State of Good Repair grant and will be overseen by MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division.

The initial BusPlus regional bus purchase is providing 31 new buses to carriers that currently or previously operated an IBCAP regional bus, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company, DATTCO, The Coach Company, Bloom Bus Lines, and Yankee Line, along with new private sector partner Greyhound.

New buses include the latest advances in safety and equipped with fully outfitted restrooms, increased leg room, new comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and 110V power outlets at every seat. MassDOT through BusPlus is working towards the goal of providing a universal smart phone ticketing applications to all riders.

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