RCT to Assume Operation of Green Mountain Transit Routes

Beginning in July, passengers of Green Mountain Transit’s (GMT) US2 Commuter, Route 100 Commuter, Morrisville Loop, and Morrisville Shopping Shuttle will have a new service provider, Rural Community Transit (RCT)!

In March 2020, GMT held a round of virtual public meetings to discuss the transition in an effort to right size the bus system and to create cost efficiencies. While GMT has long been the fixed route transit provider in Lamoille County, RCT has been very present in the county as the paratransit provider. Both agencies expect a smooth transition for our passengers and the community.

“GMT’s priority throughout this transition is to ensure passengers who rely on GMT would not see changes to their current service,” said GMT General Manager, Jon Moore. “We look forward to working together with RCT to ensure a seamless transition.”

The Executive Director of RCT, Nick D’agostino shares the same enthusiasm as GMT. “RCT is excited to assume operations of these routes and continue GMT’s great service to passengers. In addition, we’re also excited to bring our fare-free model to Lamoille County and the portion of the US2 Commuter previously operated by GMT.”

Operating the buses fare-free is important to RCT. Increasing accessibility, ridership and awareness of public transportation are all factors that contributed to the decision.

The transition of service is expected to happen in early July. GMT and RCT will post updates online at RideGMT.com and RideRCT.org, on social media, and on-board vehicles.