Proudly Serving the Montachusett

Community Since 1978!

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (‘MART’) is one of Massachusetts’ 15 regional transit authorities. ‘MART’ is located in North Central Massachusetts and encompasses parts of Northern Worcester and Western Middlesex Counties. ‘MART’ was created pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 161B, in August of 1978. ‘MART’ provides public transportation to 22 area cities and towns. They include the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster and the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon. 


‘MART’ operates a fleet of 26 buses, 170 vans, and 2 trolley replica buses. We provide 16 fixed bus routes, 2 out-of-town shuttle services, and varied Para-transit services to the region, including ADA, COA, and Subscription. ‘MART’ operates and maintains two parking facilities along the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail line. We operate the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center located in downtown Fitchburg and a new North Leominster Intermodal Transportation Center located on Nashua Street in Leominster. ‘MART’, in conjunction with the MBTA, has also begun work on the new Wachusett Station which will be located near the intersection of Route 2 and Route 31 in West Fitchburg. Click here to view all MART’s locations.


‘MART’ is striving to make our transit authority more environmentally friendly. Our investment has continued with the addition of more hybrid buses to our existing hybrid fleet, as well as installing solar panels on our Water Street, Fitchburg and Main Street, Gardner maintenance facilities. 


We work with the local communities within the region to offer attractive options to travel with ‘MART’. We provide discounts to the elderly, disabled, veterans, and students.


‘MART’ accepts the MBTA’s CharlieCard fare card. ‘MART’ is one of 10 Massachusetts transit authorities that use the CharlieCard . This means that ‘MART’ customers can add value to their CharlieCard and use their card to travel throughout the Commonwealth. ‘MART’ also offers a Monthly Pass and a 14-Consecutive Day Pass so you can travel as much as you would like for one flat fee.




Fare and Bus Route Changes

MART has prepared changes to bus routes and a proposed fare increase for public review and comment.  A table of these changes will be made available for review starting from the first public meeting during normal business hours at the MART offices located at 1427R Water Street, Fitchburg, MA and 555 Main Street, Gardner, MA or click here(Espanol). Three public meetings will be held to discuss these changes in an open forum.  The first meeting will be held on April 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM in the MART Intermodal Center at 100 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA.  The second meeting will be on April 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Gardner City Hall, 95 Pleasant Street, Room 128 - First Floor, Gardner, MA. The third meeting will be on April 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Leominster City Hall, 25 West Street, 2nd Flr Conference Room, Leominster, MA.  All meeting locations are accessible by MART’s Fixed Route Bus. Public transportation to/from the meeting(s) can be arranged by calling MART at 978-345-7711 X3 by at least the day before. MART will accept written comments on the changes until May 8, 2015.  Comments may be sent to MART, 1427R Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 or email by clicking the “Questions or Concerns” link .


‘MART’ has launched our MoVET website that was developed to specifically assist veterans and families of active duty military to identify transportation resources available throughout the state to access employment, medical, social or community events. Read more...


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Montachusett Regional Transit Authority

New Pay-by-License Plate pay-stations have been installed for parking in the Leominster and Fitchburg Commuter Rail garages. The Leominster parking pay-stations are located by the elevator on one side of the garage and by the platform on the other side. Fitchburg pay-stations are located in the ITC vestibule next to the elevated platform and on the platform by the side lot.

Patrons must know their license plate number when they get to the payment machine. Daily tickets, multi-day tickets, and monthly passes can be purchased at the machines using your license-plate number for verification. There is no longer a need to display a ticket on the dashboard.


Montachusett Region

MART Communities Map




Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Para-transit


Councils-On-Aging (COA)


Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC)


Language Assistance






Boston and Worcester Shuttle


Commuter Rail




Gardner and G-Link


How to Ride


Interactive Map










Capital Projects


Charlie Card FAQ


Communities Served


Our Environment


Public Notices


Solar Project


Summary of Services

Open CheckBook


Performance Measures


Brokerage Transportation Provider Information




Advertise with ‘MART’


Doing Business with ‘MART’


 Employment Opportunities




MassHealth Transportation Message Center


Questions or Concerns

MART is accepting applications for Transportation Providers to provide MassHealth Transportation to medical appointments. Chair Car, Taxi/Livery services required. Experience required. For program description and technical specifications go to "Brokerage Transportation Provider Information" on our website or contact Karen Cordio ( at 978-665-2806


Mission Statement: “To provide safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective transit, Para-transit, and brokerage services to our customers contributing to the social well-being and economic vitality of the region and the Commonwealth.”