Making Connections: Addison County and Beyond
ACTR partners with CCTA to provide the Middlebury/Burlington LINK service. ACTR runs this service on Saturdays. During the week the LINK is operated by CCTA. Contact CCTA online: cctaride.org, or call 802-864-CCTA (2282).
MVRTD (The Bus – Rutland)
ACTR and MVRTD collaborate to provide the Rutland Connector Route Monday thru Saturday. Contact MVRTD online: thebus.com, or call 802-773-3244.
Go Addison County
ACTR has begun a new program to help commuters and travelers in Addison County manage their mobility. Go Addison County is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) designed to reduce the reliance on driving alone – one ride at a time. An advisory group made up of members of the business community, regional and town planners as well as bike/pedestrian advocates is being established to address the needs of getting people to work via ridesharing, vanpooling, carsharing, the bus and telecommuting. A number of businesses (National Bank of Middlebury, Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury College and Vermont Coffee Company) in Addison County are participating in Smart Commute, a program to identify specific opportunities to support employees changing their commute patterns to reduce cars on the road and save money. To become a Smart Commute business or to learn more about Go Addison County, call 388-ACTR(2287).
Share the Ride – GoVermont
The State of Vermont Agency of Transportation GoVermont program provides a website and ridesharing database to help commuters and travelers get around. The new GoVermont Zimride database is designed to match riders for regular commutes or on a one time only basis. By signing up in the GoVermont database, commuters are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. To learn more, go to connectingcommuters.org
Park and Rides
The following Park & Ride facilities in Addison County are served by ACTR and can also be used for ridesharing:
- Leicester: Next to town office on Leicester-Whiting Rd
- Salisbury: Junction of Maple St. and West Salisbury Rd., just off Rte 7
- Middlebury: Middlebury Beef, Rte 7
- Middlebury: Middlebury Storage on Exchange St
- New Haven: New Haven Center behind the Town Hall on North St.
- Starksboro: Behind Town Office on Rte 116
- Ferrisburgh: Junction of Routes 22A & 7
The Park & Rides listed below are available for ridesharing. As ACTR’s bus system expands, these facilities will also be served.
- Bridport: Across street from the Town Office, just off Rte 30
- Cornwall: Town Office parking lot, Rte 30
- Vergennes: Corner of Routes 22A & 7
Overnight parking spaces are available in downtown Middlebury behind the Ilsley Library on the lower level.
To establish a Park & Ride in your community please call ACTR for assistance at 388-ACTR(2287).
Megabus and Greyhound
Megabus and Greyhound offer daily inter-state bus service from Burlington locations. For more information go to us.megabus.com or greyhound.com. The 116 Commuter stops a block away from the Megabus stop on UVM’s campus. The LINK connects with CCTA local routes that connect with Greyhound stops at Burlington International Airport.
Vermont Translines Interstate Bus Service connects the Addison County community to the Burlington International Airport, White River Junction, Lebanon, NH, Albany, NY and other points. Effective November 1, 2014, the interstate bus picks up and drops off at ACTR’s College Library/Storrs Avenue stop daily at 9:00 am southbound and 6:00 pm northbound.
For full schedule and fare info, contact Vermont Translines at www.vttranslines.com
Burlington International Airport
Once in Burlington via the M-F or Saturday LINK, from Cherry Street, use CCTA Routes #1 and #12 to get to the airport. This takes approximately 30 minutes. Visit cctaride.org for those schedules.
Southern Vermont Regional Airport (Rutland)
From Middlebury, you can take the Rutland Connector and connect with the MVRTD Rutland to Bellows Falls Commuter route to the Rutland Airport. For more information go to thebus.com.
The Ethan Allen Express to NYC departs daily from Rutland. The Rutland Connector 5:30 am M-F from Middlebury can take riders to the train station to catch the Ethan Allen. The Rutland Connector Saturday 9:30 am run from Middlebury can also take riders to the train station to catch the weekend Ethan Allen. Visit amtrak.com or call 1-800-872-7245 for more information.
Middlebury Transit (MT)
MT is a locally owned and operated company providing point to point pre-arranged custom ground transportation service. Visit middleburytransit.com or call 802-388-3838 for more information.
Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT)
ACTR has multiple bus stops that connect with the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). Pick up a TAM map and look for the ACTR logo. Visit maltvt.org or call 388-1007 for more information.