Phase 3: Pilot Service

NTS Bus at the Transit Center Platform
Effective: January 31, 2021 - Nashua Transit System will officially adopt their Phase 3 pilot program as the permanent bus service model. All routes, schedules & bus stops will remain the same as they are currently listed. More Information...

About the Pilot

On Monday, August 24, 2020 Nashua Transit System launched a pilot program of future bus service with Phase 3 of the return to service plan.The pilot program is a way to test out a new set of bus routes and schedules before making long-term changes to the bus system. NTS has developed this pilot in conjunction with Phase 3 of our return to service plan. 

Nashua Transit System has taken a comprehensive review of the entire transit system and has redesigned bus service with efficiency in mind to include additional locations and increased frequency of service to better meet the needs of Nashua’s citizens. The result is a pilot program of what NTS envisions as their future service model. Rider benefits will include expanded service areas, increased frequency of service to popular destinations, and increased Saturday service.


Routes Overview

See an overview of route changes and view new route maps and schedules.

On-Demand Night Service

On-Demand Night Service

Learn about our new on-demand night service!

COVID-19 Safety Measures

COVID-19 Safety Measures

NTS has implemented many new measures to ensure the safety of our passengers & staff.
Pilot Overview Video

Pilot Overview Video

Watch a route-by-route video overview of the Phase 3 Pilot Service.

Phase 3 Story Map Opens in new window

Story Map

View this interactive story map for a full history of the Pilot. (Note: Best viewed on a desktop computer)

How to Share Your Feedback

We want to hear what you like about our new service and where there is room for improvement!

Systemwide Maps

Phase 3 Pilot - Day Service Map
Phase 3 Pilot - Night Service Map

Phase 3 Pilot Service Hours

Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 6:50 pm
*Saturdays9:00 am - 5:50 pm

*Note Rts. 3 & 5 do not run on Saturdays.

Monday - Friday
6:45 pm - 10:35 pm
Saturdays5:45 pm - 10:35 pm


To limit driver-passenger interactions, we are currently accepting the following fares only, until further notice:

  • Exact Cash
  • Monthly Passes
  • Single-ride tickets
  • Token Transit (Touch-free Mobile Bus Fare App)
  • Senior Citizen ID Cards
  • Honored Citizen ID Cards
  • Student IDs (NCC & Rivier)

Please note: To limit driver/passenger interaction and maintain a safe distance, drivers will NOT punch ride cards or day passes until further notice. Partially used ride cards can be exchanged at the Transit Center. In place of ride cards, NTS will now offer ride ticket packages which can also be purchased at the Transit Center during regular hours.