Which AT Do You Use?


Submitted a year ago
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Demo Sofronas

Did you know that there are two AT’s in the town of Norwich? The Appalachian Trail (AT) and the Advance Transit (AT).

Did you know that they both have routes?

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The Appalachian Trail route runs from Georgia to Maine. (Though sometimes the hikers take the bus into Hanover.)

Driver Mike White

Shift change: Bob Parker takes the wheel.

The Advance Transit bus route runs from Norwich to Hanover and connects with seven other Advance Transit routes— Blue, Brown, Red, Orange, Green, DHMC Shuttle, and the Dartmouth/Hanover Shuttle.  

I took the Brown route today and had an opportunity to interview three passengers— Corey Best, Oliver Minshall, Sam Baldwin. Here’s what they had to say:

How does this bus route help you and your family meet your daily transportation needs? 
Corey Best: “Very helpful to get to work”

Where do you travel on an average day? 
Corey Best: “One way trip to Kendall”

How did you first learn about Advance Transit?  
Corey Best: “From a program known as Merry Meadow Farm.”

Interview with Oliver Minshall

Oliver Minshall

How does this bus route help you and your family meet your daily transportation needs? 
Oliver Minshall: “Every Monday I tutor a seventh grader in French and I need to get back and forth from Norwich to Hanover.”

Where do you travel on an average day? 
 
“I ride to the Richmond School on the school bus but on Monday I need to get back to Norwich after my tutor session”

How did you first learn about Advance Transit?
“I was walking in Norwich and saw one of the stops and picked up a brochure.”

Interview with Sam Baldwin:

How does this bus route help you and your family meet your daily transportation needs? 
Sam Baldwin:“We are a one car family and I work at CRREL and need to get back and forth to work.”

Where do you travel on an average day?
Sam Baldwin: “I commute from Lebanon to CRREL in Hanover daily.”

How did you first learn about Advance transit?
Sam Baldwin: “I knew about it from the Dartmouth community.”

Fun Facts about Advance Transit from the AT website.

Thanks to an innovative partnership in the Upper Valley, rides on all Advance Transit bus routes in Vermont and New Hampshire are free.

Commuters, shoppers, and anyone else who wants to ride can board Advance Transit buses without paying a fare. System-wide free service has been made possible by special increased contributions from Upper Valley towns, Dartmouth College, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

AT Executive Director Van Chesnut said the free service is part of a broader effort to decrease traffic congestion in the region. "The College and the Medical Center are taking a lead in this effort in hopes that others will realize the benefits of encouraging people to take the bus instead of driving alone."

Click here to contact Advance Transit

Photos by Demo Sofronas




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