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Tri-Valley Transit

116 Commuter

116 Commuter

MONDAY-FRIDAY | Connecting Middlebury to Burlington via Rte 116; Partnership between TVT and GMT

Rider Alert

Masks are still required

To protect the public, and by federal law, masks are still required on transit per the following guidance.

Acceptable per CDC :

  • Cloth or disposable face covering with at least two tightly woven layers
  • Completely covers the wearer’s nose and mouth
  • Fits snugly against the sides of the face without gaps
  • Secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands
  • While not preferred, gaiters may be worn if made of two layers of fabric or can be folded over to make two layers and fit per above guidance

NOT acceptable per CDC and new Order:

  • Loosely woven mask, such as knitted
  • Mask worn in way that does not cover both mouth and nose
  • Face shields or goggles (unless also worn with an acceptable facemask)
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas or bandanas
  • Shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose

Additional safety measures can be found on TVT’s COVID-19 Response Page

116 Schedule and Map

Fares

  • 1-Way $2
  • 10-Ride $20

General Fare Info

  • Fares are collected on all TVT bus routes except within Fare-Free Zones.
  • Only exact change, checks, or passes are accepted.
  • Discount fares vary; See Fare Exceptions and Transfers

Fares have been suspended on all TVT bus routes to support COVID-19 safety measures.

Fare Exceptions and Transfers

  • Monthly pass includes access to all GMT and local routes
  • Monthly pass good for 31 days from day of 1st use
  • $1 fare for in-county travel between Starksboro and Middlebury
  • Transfer pass available for use on local GMT system (valid for 1 hr); Transfer pass not valid on LINK routes
  • Valid Middlebury College Faculty/Staff ID accepted in lieu of fare
  • Valid student IDs accepted in lieu of fare: Champlain, NECI, St. Michael's and UVM
  • No transfer passes available to TVT local bus routes; Fare must be paid to continue the trip on local routes
  • No fare collected in the Fare-Free Zone between downtown Middlebury and Lindale bus stop on Route 116

Deviations Allowed

Monday - Saturday

None

Holiday Schedule

Bus Service    X No Service

Holidays

116

New Year's Day

X

MLK, Jr. Day

President's Day

Memorial Day

X

Independence Day

X

Labor Day

X

Indigenous Peoples Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

X

Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas Day

X

  • 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 on the 2nd Friday Shopper, Randolph Shopper, Saturday Shopper, and Circulator routes also deviate up to 3/4 mile 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 89er, 89er North, and River Route commuter 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 office 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 8 am and 5 pm Monday – Friday.

  • Fare-Free Zones (FFZs)

    UPDATE: ALL BUS FARES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED THRU THE END OF JUNE 2022.

    Many TVT bus routes allow for fare-free rides within the defined Fare-Free Zones:

    In Addison Region

    • Bristol, Villa Road@Route 17 to the East, Hewitt Road to the South, Shaws Plaza to the West and Bristol Works on Munsill Avenue to the North
    • Middlebury, the footprint of the Middlebury Shuttle route plus Bridge School on Exchange Street to the North, Neat Repeats to the South and Lindale Circle on Route 116 to the East.
    • Vergennes, Aubuchon Hardware on Monkton Road to the North, New Haven Road@Route 7 to the South and Collins Aerospace on Panton Road to the West.

    In Orange/N. Windsor Region

    • 89er: Downtown White River Junction, Hanover and Lebanon
    • 89er North: Downtown Montpelier and Barre
    • River Route: Downtown White River Junction, Hanover and Lebanon
    • Randolph Circulator: Fare Free Route
    • Bradford Circulator: Entire route

     

  • Discount Fares

    Passengers age 5 and under ride free with a fare-paying passenger.

    Passengers aged 6-17, aged 60+, or with an ADA disability are eligible for 1/2 fare.  Passengers can self-report age or disability.

  • Purchasing Passes

    10-Ride Passes are available from:

    Bus Drivers, Exact change or a check required

    In person at a local TVT Office, Exact change or a check required

    Addison Region Office
    297 Creek Road, Middlebury, VT
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    TVT Orange/N. Windsor Region Office
    1 L Street, Randolph VT
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm