Advance Transit 2018 Town Report for Bus service

Norwich bus

Looks like the Brown route has once again exceeded it's expectations

I thought I would write about the Brown Route Bus service provided this year by Advance Transit. The annual report has been submitted to the Town of Norwich. It is included in this story.

Arriving on time as usual


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Despite continued low gas prices, and for the seventh year in a row, Advance Transit ridership has increased in Norwich, though ridership throughout the AT system was just slightly lower than the previous year. 

  For the twelve months ending June 30, 2018, total ridership, which includes fixed routes (blue, brown, green, orange, red), shuttles, and ADA para transit, was 877,721.  On the fixed routes 13,777 were boarded in Norwich, out of a total 581,293.  160 trips were boarded in Norwich on AT’s ACCESS ADA service, out of a total of 9,293.  287,135 trips were taken on shuttles in downtown Hanover and near DHMC.

Many people have noticed our quieter, low-floor buses that have cleaner emissions. 

Do you need help navigating the AT bus system?  Our friends at Vital Communities offer travel training services to groups or individuals free of charge.  Let us know if we can help you learn how to ride and travel independently. 

If you have a disability that prevents you from being able to use fixed route service, you may qualify for Advance Transit’s ACCESS service, which is a curb-to-curb reservations-based service provided within ¾ of a mile of the fixed routes.  Visit our website or contact our office for more information. 

About AT:  Advance Transit is a bi-state regional nonprofit public transportation system headquartered in Wilder.  Our mission:  “To assure the continued livability and accessibility of Upper Valley communities by providing safe, effective and friendly public transportation services.”   Our vision:  “Moving the Upper Valley Forward.”    

Services include FREE regularly scheduled fixed route bus service, ADA Complementary Paratransit service, park-and-ride shuttles.  Visit our website at or call 295-1824 8-4:30 M-FRI with service questions.     Be sure to download the convenient and free smartphone app advancetransit.  Get bus arrival data in real time in the palm of your hand. 

Don’t have internet access?  Printed schedules are available from Advance Transit and at Tracy Hall.

Thank you for your continued support, and thanks for riding Advance Transit!

Van Chesnut                                     Demo Sofronas 

Executive Director                           Norwich Representative , AT Board of Directors   




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