Massachusetts Daily Collegian

PVTA holds ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

By Shelby Ashline

November 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority’s annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive began this year on Nov. 18 and will continue through Monday. All PTVA buses contain donation bins for non-perishable food items, which will be given...

PVTA introduces ‘bendy-buses’

By Megan Cangemi

September 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

On a busy weekday during the semester, or even on a cool fall night, it can be difficult to squeeze into a bus already crammed with passengers at the University of Massachusetts. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority understands these qualms, however, and has provided a solution for the Amherst are...

UMass Transit student bus drivers discuss job experiences

By Peter Cappiello

April 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

University of Massachusetts sophomore Jen DePlanche runs out of her dorm and through the concourse of the Southwest Residential Area at 6:50 a.m. on her way across campus to get behind the wheel of a blue and orange Pioneer Valley...

PVTA mobile app now available on Android

By Lauren Tom

October 8, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

For University of Massachusetts students who don’t own a car and want to take small trips outside of the campus having the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus services on campus can be very convenient. But the convenience...

PVTA hopes route detours will deter partying

By Brittney Figueira

April 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Once his class ended last Friday at 7 p.m., Jeremy Fontaine, a student at the University of Massachusetts, waited for a bus that never came. Fontaine, who lives in North Amherst, was waiting on campus for the Pioneer Valley Transportatio...

Sober shuttle to be decided by SGA referendum in spring elections

By Zachary Weishar

February 29, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

It happens all the time. Inebriated students leave bars, car keys in hand, and each year, approximately 1,700 American college students never make it home. This statistic, which was calculated in a 2005 study by the An...