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Transportation

 

Bicycle

MCLA Bike Share Program

Members of the MCLA community may borrow a bicycle from Freel Library similar to borrowing a book. The Bike Share Program runs in the late spring and early fall. 413.662.5251

 

Bus - Local and Regional Service

The MCLA Shuttle offers complimentary service around the North Adams area. The MCLA Shuttle provides a schedule for a North Adams loop and round trips to the Berkshire Mall on particular days.  413.662.5283

Boston Bus Trips for resident students are offered throughout the academic year on long weekends and Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. Sponsored by Residential Programs & Services, transportation to Boston is by Motor Coach and roundtrip tickets are $60. The pick-up/drop-off location for the Boston area is the Alewife T Station in Cambridge.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) provides weekday service from 6:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday service from 7:30 a.m. - 6:20 p.m. throughout Berkshire County. MCLA's bus stop is located on Ashland Street behind the Flagg Townhouse Complex.  800.292.BRTA or 413.499.2782

Peter Pan provides bus service from Williamstown to Pittsfield. This bus continues onto New York City through Connecticut or connects to buses to Springfield, MA or Albany, NY. The MCLA Shuttle provides service to the Williams Inn (the Peter Pan Bus stop) on Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings. BRTA and local taxis provide service from MCLA to the Williams Inn at other times. 800.343.9999 or 888.751.8800

 

Airports

Domestic and international flights on a variety of airlines

Albany International Airport - Albany, New York

518.242.2200

Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

860.292.2000

 

Taxi

Tunnel City Taxi serves Berkshire County seven days a week, 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Service is also available to airports 24 hours, 7 days a week with one week notice. 413.663.8294. 

Train

Amtrak provides train service to and from Boston, MA; Springfield, MA; and Rensselaer, NY at Pittsfield's Intermodal Center. MCLA does not provide transportation to or from the Intermodal; however, students may take a taxi from the Intermodal to the Berkshire Mall to access the MCLA Shuttle for a return trip to campus during regular Shuttle hours. Additionally, BRTA provides service between the Intermodal and MCLA Monday - Saturday, and taxi service is available seven days a week.

 

Transportation Agencies & Programs

Berkshire Rides

"Dedicated to removing transportation barriers," Berkshire Rides helps people get to work, job training, internships, student teaching, employment counseling, and interviews. They operate 4:00 a.m. - 12 midnight, seven days a week, including holidays. 413.664.0300

MassRIDES

A Massachusetts statewide travel options program, MassRIDES provides information about carpooling, bicycling, walking, and public transportation. MassRIDES partners with NuRide, a free online rewards service for traveling by MCLA Shuttle, public transportation, bike, foot or carpool. You can also connect with other travelers going your same way.  888.4Commute

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