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Tri-Valley Transit

Tri-Town Shuttle

Tri-Town Shuttle

MONDAY-FRIDAY | Connecting Vergennes & Bristol to Middlebury; Connecting Vergennes & Bristol via New Haven

Rider Alert

Coronavirus schedule changes and guidance

This alert was updated 10/15/20

  1. Some bus service times have been suspended:
    • Burlington LINK weekday 6:05am southbound/7:15am northbound and 5:20pm southbound/6:40pm northbound.
    • 16 Commuter 6:45am southbound from Burlington, 7:45am northbound from Hinesburg and 4:50pm southbound from Burlington
  2. You must wear a face covering, maintain social distance of at least 6′ and practice safe hygiene during your trip.  Face covering may be a cloth, scarf or mask that covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly but comfortably against the sides of your face.

Full details of these protocols are detailed as a news post on this website.


This alert was updated March 24, 2020

Tri-Valley Transit is carefully monitoring local and national guidance regarding the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The following guidelines have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

How you can stop the spread of germs in public places

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Don’t touch your face in public
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue (or your elbow if no tissue available)
  • Throw tissues in the trash and sanitize hands as soon as possible
  • Wash hands with soap and water or use sanitizer when you reach your destination

What TVT is doing to help 

  • Emptying trash receptacles daily
  • Daily disinfection of bus handrails and seats with recommended strength bleach solution
  • Immediately isolating biological spills/messes for sanitizing
  • Making all routes FARE-FREE until further notice as a precaution
TTSB Schedule and Map


  • 1-Way $1
  • 10-Ride $9
  • Monthly Pass $30

Discount Fares

  • Passengers five (5) and under ride free with a fare-paying passenger.
  • Passengers aged 6-17, age 60+ or with an ADA disability are eligible for ½ fare. Passengers can self-report their age or disability.

General Fare Info

  • Fares are collected on all TVT bus routes except on the Middlebury Shuttle Bus and within the Fare-Free Zone (FFZ) in Middlebury
  • Only exact change, TVT (ACTR) tokens or passes accepted on all buses. GMT buses do not accept TVT (ACTR) tokens.
  • No fare; no ride

Fare Exceptions and Transfers

  • Passengers traveling between Bristol and Vergennes by transferring in New Haven pay one fare
  • Fare-Free to travel between Academy St and Exchange St
  • Valid Middlebury College Staff/Faculty ID accepted in lieu of fare
  • Bristol Fare-Free Zone: Villa Road@Rte 17 to the East, Hewitt Rd to the South, Shaws Plaza to the West and Bristol Works on Pine Street to the North
  • Vergennes Fare-Free Zone: Aubuchon Hardware on Monkton Rd to the North, New Haven Rd@Rte 7 to the South and UTC on Panton Rd to the West

Deviations Allowed

1/2 Mile

Holiday Schedule

Bus Service    X No Service



New Year's Day


MLK, Jr. Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day


Labor Day



Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day


Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas Day


  • Deviations & Request Only Stops (R)

    Some TVT stops along a route are listed as “R” or Request Only – either all of the time or during some parts of the day. Request Only stops follow the pick-up or drop-off procedures below, stopping at the nearest safe location.

    TVT buses also deviate up to ½ mile (¼ mile for Rutland Connector and the Saturday Burlington LINK) from the published routes to pick up or drop off passengers.

    If the request for Deviation or Request Only pick-ups or drop-offs cannot be accommodated at the desired schedule time, per Federal Law, TVT will provide the service up to 1 hour before or after the requested time.

    There are no deviations on the GMT 116 Commuter or the Mon-Fri Burlington LINK routes.

    To request a DROP OFF

    Upon boarding, please let your driver know you would like a Deviation or a Request Only drop off. The driver will let you know if this can be accommodated right away or on the next loop. All attempts to accommodate requests will be made.

    To request a PICK UP

    All Pick Ups – whether a Deviation or Request Only Bus Stop – must be requested by calling the TVT one business day (24 hours) in advance, or on Fridays for a Monday pick up.

    Dispatch staff will take the information, review the bus schedule and determine a Pick Up time. Per Federal Law, the ride will be accommodated either up to one hour before or one hour after the requested time. TVT dispatch staff is available by phone between 7 am and 6 pm Monday – Friday. (802)388-2287

  • Fare-Free Zone (FFZ)

    All TVT bus routes allow for fare-free rides within the defined Fare-Free Zones (FFZ):
    BRISTOL – Villa Rd@Route 17 to the East, Hewitt Rd to the South, Shaws Plaza to the West and Bristol Works on Munsill Ave to the North.
    MIDDLEBURY – The footprint of the Middlebury Shuttle route, plus Bridge School on Exchange Street to the North and Lindale Circle on Route 116 to the East.
    VERGENNES – Aubuchon Hardware on Monkton Rd to the North, New Haven Rd@Route 7 to the South and Collins Aerospace on Panton Rd to the West.

  • Purchasing Passes

    10-Ride and Monthly Passes are available from:

    Bus Drivers: Exact change or a check required
    In-person: Community Transportation Center, 297 Creek Rd, Middlebury; Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Downtown Transit Center (116 Commuter and weekday Burlington LINK); Mon–Fri: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    (RC only) 158 Spruce St, Rutland; Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Token Program

    TVT partners with local Human Service Agencies to provide tokens for riders in lieu of fares. TVT (ACTR) tokens are accepted for one-way trips on all TVT bus routes and the MVRTD Rutland Connector. GMT buses do not accept tokens. To determine eligibility for the token program, contact a Human Service Agency or call 211 to learn more about community resources.