Contact Phone: 978-345-7711


Local Fixed Route Bus

MART has twelve (12) local bus routes in the cities of Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner which run Monday through Saturday ranging between 25 to 60 minute frequencies.  There is also a fixed route shuttle in the Town of Athol that runs out to Orange Center. Full adult fare for a single bus ride is $1.25 with a half fare of $0.60 for any individuals sixty (60) years of age and older, a student 18 and younger, or a disabled rider with Medicare or statewide ID.  Unlimited ride pass products are available. Please see MART’s fares/passes page for more information.

Regional Bus

MART has five (4) regional bus routes which run on weekdays only with variable frequency.  The Intercity/MWCC route runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day between Gardner and Fitchburg/Leominster.  The Athol Link runs from the Athol/Orange town line thru Philipston and Templeton along State Rte. 2A thru the City of Gardner with stops including Heywood Hospital and Mount Wachusett Community College. The Winchendon Link runs between Winchendon center and Downtown Gardner along state routes 202 & 68.  The Wachusett Commuter Shuttle runs from City Hall in Gardner to the Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg and is timed to meet most of the trains. 

Peak Service Supplemental

MART has additional buses that supplement the fixed route buses in Fitchburg during peak service hours in the morning and afternoon. Regular local bus fares apply. Click here for a schedule.

University Shuttles

MART Route 4 runs between our Intermodal Center and the Fitchburg State University (FSU) Wallace Civic Center. In addition to this bus route, there is a University Shuttle van which runs the same route in opposite direction from 6:30am to midnight on Monday thru Thursday; 6:30am to 6:30pm on Friday; and 4:30pm to midnight on Sunday.  All these University services are free to the riders since they are subsidized by a contract between MART and FSU. Click here for a schedule.

Lunenburg Shuttle

The Lunenburg Shuttle runs from Lunenburg Town Hall and connects to Route 7 at Lunenburg Crossing and circles round to the Whalom area and back. This service has changed from a fixed route shuttle to an on-demand service during the same hours (12:30pm-4:30pm Monday-Saturday). Pickups and dropoffs are limited to the same locations as the former shuttle service. Click here to see the stops and instructions for using this service. A free transfer to Route 7 is available at Lunenburg Crossing is still available.

Littleton-Westford Commuter Rail Shuttle - this shuttle is currently suspended due to COVID

In June 2018, MART in conjunction with the towns of Littleton and Westford, created a new shuttle service which connects Littleton/495 Commuter Rail Station with the businesses in the Technology Corridor along the State Route 110 in Littleton as far as the Westford Technology Park. This service only runs Monday thru Friday at peak AM & PM commuting hours. It provides last mile commuter connections from the station, as well as additional park-and-ride locations in both Westford (Juniper Networks) and Littleton (IBM) for commuter overflow. This is a flag-down service for anyone who lives along or near Rte. 110 and King St. Full adult fare for a single bus ride is $1.25 with a half fare of $0.60.  Unlimited ride pass products are available from the shuttle drivers. Click here for a schedule.


ADA Eligible Para-transit Service is only available to transportation disabled individuals.  Service is provided by lift-equipped vans and is available in the areas that MART provides fixed route bus service. ADA regulations mandate a ¾ mile radius around fixed route services. However MART has expanded our ADA service throughout the entire cities of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner.  The ¾ mile radius is enforced in Lunenburg and Lancaster. ADA service in Templeton and Winchendon is provided through the local Councils on Aging using MART vans. For more detailed information on our ADA services and eligibility please visit the ADA page.


MART provides Council-on-Aging (COA) transportation services for the elderly (60 and up) in all of its member communities with the exception of Royalston. The level of service provided in each community is as the discretion of the local governing body and COA agency.  MART provides each community with at least one van for COA services.  MART will also directly provide COA services through our operating company if so requested by that community. MART currently does that for the cities of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner as well as the towns of Ashby and Athol. Visit our COA page for more information and the contact number for your local COA.


Subscription service is a monthly pre-paid Para-transit service available to anyone 8 years and older in the cities of Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, and parts of the towns of Lunenburg, Lancaster and Westminster. MART cannot transport children to schools, daycares, camps, the Boys and Girls Club, or to any facility which requires transportation by a school bus.  Service is given for a consistent schedule to and from the same origin and destination. For example, to and from home and work. Prices vary based on the number of trips scheduled for each month. Visit our Subscription page for more information.


JARC is a late night taxi dial-a-ride service provided by MART. It currently runs from 9:00pm to 11:30pm. The price for a one-way trip is $2.00  Visit our JARC (night) page for more information.

Out-of-Town Shuttles

‘MART’ provides out-of-town shuttle services to the general public to medical facilities in Boston and Worcester. The shuttle services depart from the Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center three times each day Monday through Friday. For more information regarding schedules and departures please call 978-345-7711 option 3 or 800-922-5636 option 3 or visit our Boston and Worcester schedule pages.


Dial-A-MART service is transportation that serves the needs of either human service agencies or targeted populations (elderly, individuals with disabilities, and/or low income individuals) through eligible agency sponsored trips.  To find out if your agency is eligible for Dial-A-MART services, please check  Visit our Dial-A-MART page to see our current services and contact information.

Brokerage Transportation

‘MART’ brokers human service transportation through the Massachusetts Human Service Transportation (HST) Office within the Executive Office of Health and Humans Services (EOHHS) for four of the nine established HST regions. The human service agencies currently represented under the HST office are MassHealth (NEMT), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Department of Public Health Early Intervention program (DPH/EI) and the Access to Recovery program, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. The four (4) areas managed by ‘MART’ represent 206 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Visit our Brokerage page for more information.