I'm your Town Manager Alex Torpey, and in this episode I sit down with Adams Carroll and Trish Palao at Advance Transit to talk about upcoming service expansions (Evenings and Saturday!), new electric buses and other sustainability efforts such as rainwater harvesting, how strong public transit systems can help create community spaces, how AT is funded, the future of transit in the Upper Valley, and so much more.
A big thank you to the drivers, staff, volunteers, and donors who help make Advance Transit's fare-free system possible to provide connectivity in our rural area. Hanover committed to proposing, and ultimate approved, new funding in the FY 23/24 budget to help faciliate other stakeholder contributions to enable increase in service hours. These new service hours should be coming in Fall 2023, and include two-hour later weekday service, and a new Saturday service. Learn more about the wonderful service expansions AT is considering that will help better connect people in the Upper Valley: https://advancetransit.com/plan/.