Phase 1: Limited Daytime Service
Attention! Phase 2 coming July 20th!
Nashua Transit System will move to Phase 2 of our return to fixed-route bus service starting Monday, July 20th.
Phase 1: Effective Monday, June 8, 2020
Nashua Transit System will resume fixed-route bus service with a limited daytime schedule on four routes with reduced service hours. The decision to resume bus operations with a limited service model is consistent with the CDC’s latest guidelines pertaining to mass transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nashua Transit System is committed to increasing service levels as conditions allow.
Service hours on these routes are as follows until further notice:
- Monday-Friday: 6:15 am-7:15 pm
- Saturdays: 9:15 am-7:15 pm
The Transit Center and ticket window remain closed until further notice. To limit driver-passenger interactions, we are currently accepting the following fares only, until further notice:
- Exact Cash
- Token Transit (Mobile Bus Fare App)
- Senior ID Cards
- Honored Citizen ID Cards
- Student IDs (NCC & Rivier)
Please Note:Maps & Schedules have changed. The North, Central, & South routes have been modified from the original "Night" routes to include additional service areas of interest. To accommodate these changes, certain stops have been eliminated. A West route has also been added which covers areas in the Western part of the City. All four routes will now run during the day.
Service Areas & Schedules
View the Phase 1: Daytime Service Map (pdf) for service area and schedules. Or select a route below:
New Safety Measures
Nashua Transit System regards the safety of our passengers and staff as our No. 1 priority. For this reason, NTS has implemented the following new safety measures:
- Reduced Capacity: To ensure our passengers are able to maintain a safe physical distance from one another, we’ve limited rider capacity to 9 passengers per 35 foot bus. We have overflow vehicles in high-demand areas throughout the City. If a bus fills up, the driver will communicate a plan with you for the overflow vehicle to pick you up and get you to where you need to go!
- Rear-Door Entry: Passengers who do not require the assistance of a wheelchair ramp or bus kneeling are asked to please use the rear door for entry onto the bus.
- Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed on all vehicles for passenger use.
- Face Masks: All passengers are asked to wear face masks while using our services per the City of Nashua Ordinance #O-20-018.
- Physical Distancing: Passengers are asked to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet whenever possible. Signage has been placed on seats to notify passengers where to sit in order to maintain safe distance from others.
- DO NOT ride if you feel ill: Passengers are asked to not ride the bus if feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
On-Call Van Service will also continue to operate, providing essential service to passengers living outside of a ¼-mile radius of the four routes. This service is also available citywide after the fixed route service ends. Hours for this service will be Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m. All passengers are encouraged to call (603)880-0100 ext. 1 to schedule trips.
Nashua Transit System continues to operate ADA Paratransit and Senior services for registered riders.