Dover, NH - COAST has set four (4) public information meetings for the week of June 4th for riders to learn about the system-wide retiming project. If you are interested in what this means for you, please attend one of the sessions where staff will explain the project and answer questions. The meetings have been scheduled around the bus schedules for the convenience of our passengers....Read More about System-wide Retiming Public Information Meetings Set for Week of June 4, 2018
Dover, NH - COAST has set two public information meetings for May 24, to explain how Route 7 is changing to an advanced reservation-based demand response service this July. If you are interested in what this means for you, please attend one of the sessions where staff will explain the new service and answer questions.
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The Executive Committee of the COAST Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 AM in the conference room of the COAST Administrative Offices. For more information please see the agenda....Read More about COAST Executive Committee Meeting on May 8, 2018
In response to the Somersworth City Council's recent approval of a $17,000 increase in COAST funding in the upcoming FY19 budget, the COAST Board of Directors has voted to eliminate the additional $0.25 fee to board buses in Somersworth. The increase was recognized as a good faith effort by the City to close the growing gap between COAST's funding request and the City's recent practice of level funding the organization....Read More about COAST to Eliminate Additional Fee to Board Buses in Somersworth
COAST currently operates its bus service, know as Route 7, between Newmarket and Exeter four days a week during daytime hours. This route connects pre-determined stops along a set schedule. After two plus years of operating the current service, the organization believes changing the way service is delivered from the current fixed-route to a reservation-based demand response model will produce a more attractive service for both existing and potential new customers, expand the potential reach of the service, and be a more efficient use of resources....Read More about Service Delivery Improvement Coming to Newmarket and Exeter
In an effort to improve on-time performance the Seacoast's public transit provider has announced plans to re-time its entire bus system. Due to increased ridership, additional traffic signals, new commercial development, congestion and additional routing diversions along the bus routes, on-time performance has been slipping in recent years. "We are committed to providing customer-focused public transportation with a commitment to excellence in safety and service - and correcting issues that may negatively impact that commitment," stated Rad Nichols, COAST Executive Director....Read More about Systemwide Re-timing Announcement