MVRTA Honored at WalkBoston Annual Celebration & Golden Shoe Awards 2023
NEPTA is proud to recognize Noah Berger & Team at MVRTA for MeVa and their WalkBoston Golden Shoe Award
Every spring, WalkBoston holds its Annual Celebration to honor achievements in walkability and to highlight the contributions of its wonderful volunteers, board members, and the many individuals and corporations who support them each year
This year, WalkBoston celebrated a collaboration with MVRTA that resulted in a fare-free bus pilot that became permanent in the Merrimack Valley! Along with increasing accessibility for low-income riders and the frequency of bus operation, the recent rebrand of the MVRTA into MeVA deliberately speaks to the community's Spanish-speaking riders. From its tagline "Let’s go/íVamos!," to the buses' cheerful new color scheme, MeVa's visionary approach to public transit has tremendously increased ridership across the Valley.
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MeVa) Fare-Free Program & Bus Transformation was recognized for a visionary approach to public transit that has tremendously increased ridership across the Merrimack Valley and allows people to use active transportation. Learn more about MeVa.