How to Ride


Proudly Serving the Montachusett

Community Since 1978!

‘MART’ runs 16 fixed route buses with 5 peak hour service runs in Fitchburg and Leominster, areas of Lunenburg, Lancaster, and in Gardner, Mondays through Saturdays.

· There are no services on Sundays and Holidays.

· Flag the bus to stop at any safe location.

· Please arrive at your stop a few minutes ahead of time, and have your fare ready.

· To signal the bus to stop, simply press the strip or pull the cord beside the window as the bus approaches your stop.

· There are no transfers on Gardner local buses.  A transfer may be issued from an Intercity bus to local bus but not from a local to an Intercity.

· Transfers are available on Fitchburg, Leominster, and Lunenburg buses, and will be issued only upon the payment of fare.  No transfers are available on the Fitchburg/Leominster-to-Gardner bus or on the MWCC Commuter Rail bus.  Transfers are valid only at ‘MART’s Intermodal Transportation Center in Fitchburg and at Monument Square in Leominster.

· Visit our Fitchburg and Leominster Schedules page, Gardner and G-Link Schedules page, and our Intercity Schedule page for more information.

· For safety reasons, ‘MART’ has the right to postpone or cancel service or to deviate from its regular routes because of accidents, bad weather, or other emergencies.  For updates tune to WPKZ — AM1280/FM105.3 or call ‘MART’ at 1-800-922-5636.

· As required by law and for the convenience of others, no smoking is allowed on our buses.  Also eating, drinking, or playing sound equipment is not permitted.

· Please keep children supervised while riding with ‘MART’.

· Please collapse all strollers and shopping carts.

· No bicycles are permitted on the bus.

· No animals are permitted on board except for service animals for disabled passengers.

· Only hand-carried parcels are permitted on the bus. Once on board, passengers are not permitted to get off the bus to retrieve any additional parcels.

· All ‘MART’ buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

· In the event that a lift-equipped van is not available to you because of an emergency or maintenance, your driver will notify ‘MART’ and a lift-equipped ‘MART’ van will be sent to guarantee that you safely complete your journey.

· To qualify for discount fares and get a proper ID, please call 1-800-922-5636.

· The TDD number for deaf and hearing impaired passengers is 1-800-789-0577.

· In Fitchburg, Leominster, areas of Lunenburg, Lancaster, and Gardner, ADA service is available to those who are unable to use the regular bus. To enroll, please call ‘MART’ at 1-800-922-5636 Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

‘MART’ Holidays

How to Ride on ‘MART’

For Disabled Riders