To the editor:
I am reaching out to you as a frequent BRTA bus rider regarding the absence of BRTA bus stop signs in Berkshire County. I understand the BRTA has been reporting relatively low ridership, and I think it is partially due to the lack of bus stop signs/shelters at the stops in certain towns/at certain stops [Great Barrington, Housatonic (Northbound), Glendale, Stockbridge, Pittsfield (esp. Tyler St.), Cheshire, Lanesborough, Adams, North Adams (Big Y), and Williamstown]. I know there used to be a Bus Shelter at Rite Aid in Great Barrington; however, after the redoing of Main Street in GB there are no longer any signs or shelters in the entire town. I think that if there were bus stop signs at the stops/towns indicated, there would probably be more ridership. I know people who thought all the small buses were for elderly/disabled paratransit, because they never saw a bus stop sign anywhere in town. I just want to bring this issue to your attention. I am wondering if you wouldn’t mind looking into it? Thank you.