Hopping on public transit is a great way of getting you out from behind the wheel, saving you money, reducing the stress of sitting in traffic, and giving you time to relax.
Concord Area Transit
Concord Area Transit (CAT) provides public transportation in Concord from 6 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Visit the CAT website for more information or keep up to date with CAT on social media.
Concord Coach Lines
Concord Coach Lines provides bus service between Concord, South Station and Boston Logan International Airport and numerous other service routes throughout New Hampshire and Maine. For information, visit the Concord Coast Line website.
Manchester Transit Authority
Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) provides regular bus service connecting Concord and Manchester, Monday through Saturday. This also includes access to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. For fares, schedules, and stop locations, visit the MTA website.
Some of the benefits of public transit include:
- Reduced parking demand and transportation issues for employers
- Save money on gas and maintenance on a daily commuter vehicle
- Make travel time productive
- Live a healthier lifestyle with additional exercise and less stress
- Reduce local traffic congestion
- Decreased air pollution
Wondering how to get started? First, you will need to create an account with the NH Rideshare Portal. Accounts within the portal are confidential and only the contact information you choose will be distributed to other users looking for carpooling matches. Once created, you will need to add your commuting route and preferences to be matched up with other commuters in your area. You then have the choice to contact who you’d like to commute with and see if they’re a good fit.
Emergency Ride Home Program
Worried that you’ll get stuck somewhere without a ride? CommuteSmart NH, in partnership with the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC), offers an emergency ride home program to ensure access to transportation in case of an emergency. All you have to do is take a rideshare (Uber, Lyft), taxi or rental car in an emergency, and then submit your receipt and the ERH form for reimbursement. You may submit up to six (6) request per 12 month period, no more than two (2) days in any month, for a maximum reimbursement of $70 per occurrence.
Information on the program and the reimbursement form can be found on NH Rideshare in the main menu under “Documents”. You must have an account with NH Rideshare in order to be eligible. Questions can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.