Important Message from Advance Transit’s Executive Director Van Chesnut
We have heard in the news about the labor shortage this country is facing particularly in the transportation industry. For our drivers they must have Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with the Passenger Endorsement. We have dealt with our own shortage of drivers with a very active hiring program and putting our supervisory personnel who are fully licensed behind the wheel of our buses. However, we have reached the point where to effectively train our newly hired personnel for their CDL exam and provide the necessary additional safety and route training we must reduce some our service for a temporary period during January and February. The reductions will be detailed on our website in the coming days and I will provide a brief summary here:
Effective Monday, Jan 3
Dartmouth Downtown shuttle frequency will change from a bus every 10 minutes to every 13 minutes. Mid-day service will suspend for half an hour from 2pm-2:30pm.
Mid-day suspension on the Brown route from 1:10pm – 1:55pm.
Mid-day suspension of the 12:25 departure from Vail on the Blue route to DHMC and the 12:45 departure from DHMC to Hanover. Riders can use instead the 12:40pm departure from Vail or the 1:00pm departure from DHMC.
Effective Monday, Jan 10
Additionally, we will reduce frequency on the Blue route between Hanover and DHMC to a bus every 30 minutes with the elimination of the departures from Vail that are at :25 and :55 minutes past the hour and the departures from DHMC that are at :15 and :45 minutes past the hour.
All other service continues and we are hopeful that normal service can return Feb 28. Please continue to review our website for any new messages.