Just in time for fall and back-to-school, there are some exciting transit updates from both sides of the river!

Tri-Valley Transit (formerly Stagecoach) has a new midday route on the 89er South route. This route connects communities from Randolph to the Upper Valley along the I-89 corridor.
The 89’er has long been a popular route for commuters from Randolph through Sharon, providing three
morning and three afternoon runs to help riders get to large employers in White River Jct., Lebanon, and Hanover. By using the new mid-day service in one direction and the traditional commuter run in the
other passengers can have convenient access to appointments, shopping, and other services.

Tri-Valley Transit is also close to launching the Thetford Connector Route to expand upon the current public transportation service between Bradford and Sharon.  This expansion is intended to connect rural communities in Orange and Northern Windsor Counties, while providing vital access to important destinations in the community, including Thetford Academy, Sharon Academy and Vermont Law School.  This proposed expansion would connect to a growing hub of service at the Sharon Park & Ride, off Exit 2 of I-89, that would increase commuter options for residents to access the Hanover, NH region as well as Randolph, Bethel and Royalton.

Stay tuned, and direct questions or comments to Mike at mreiderer@trivalleytrasnit.org or 802-728-3773.

In case you missed the news last month in the Eagle Times, Sullivan County Transit (Southwestern Community Services) is close to establishing a commuter bus from the Claremont area to the Lebanon area! Stay tuned for more info.

For info on how to commute by bus safely during the pandemic, check out our previous post.