Northfield Looks to Jumpstart Commuter Bus Service

By Amy Kolb Noyes

Town Meeting Day voters in Northfield will consider footing one-fifth of the cost to re-establish a commuter bus service to and from Montpelier. Article 10 on Northfield’s town meeting warning asks voters to authorize spending up to $21,000 “to fund 20 percent of the cost to re-establish the Northfield-Montpelier GMTA Commuter Bus Service.”

The article will be voted via Australian ballot. Polls will remain open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on March 5, at the Northfield High School cafeteria.

Green Mountain Transit Agency is a nonprofit public transportation service with bus routes in parts of central and northern Vermont. GMTA already provides a free Northfield community shuttle into Montpelier, but that bus only runs on Wednesday mornings. GMTA currently operates four commuter lines to and from the Capital City. Those lines originate in Barre, the Mad River Valley, St. Johnsbury, and Waterbury,