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  • Additional Fee to Board Some Services in Somersworth - 06/30/15
    Dover, NH – At their June meeting, the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) Board of Directors voted to authorize an additional $0.50 fee on passengers boarding COAST buses in S...Read More
  • Redesigned Route 7 to Continue - 06/03/15
    Dover, NH – After hearing loud and clear how vitally important COAST public transit service is to residents in Exeter and Newmarket at public hearings held in late March and early April, the last tw...Read More
  • Portions of Route 7 Service to be Saved - 05/22/15
    Dover, NH – After months of work focused on retaining a public transit service in the Exeter/Newmarket region, a solution appears to have been fashioned. For more...Read More
  • Public Notice - 02/17/15
    Public Notice COAST The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) intends to apply for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, under 49 USC § 5310, on behalf the Alli...Read More
  • Public Notice - 02/17/15
    Public Notice Rockingham Planning Commission The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) intends to apply for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, under 49 USC § 5310, on behalf the...Read More
  • 2014 - 2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Notice - 07/02/13
    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Notice   Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 26.45, that the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) has ...Read More

Archived / Old News

  • Public Hearings/Meetings on Proposed Elimination of Route 7 Bus Service - 03/12/15
    On March 5 COAST announced, the proposed elimination of COAST Route 7 bus service, and all associated ADA paratransit service, due to a lack of political and financial support in multiple communities ...Read More
  • Public Notice - Elimination of Route 7 Service Proposed - 03/05/15
    For a number of years, some communities along Route 7 have not fully funded COAST’s financial requests, resulting in the need to reexamine whether the service could be sustained.  Over the fall...Read More
  • NHDOT & Concord Coach Lines Transfer Commuter Coaches to COAST - 12/08/14
    Dover, NH - The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) took delivery of two model year 2000 MCI DL3 commuter coaches from Concord Coach Lines Friday. The coaches, previously purchas...Read More
  • Collision in Somersworth - 10/25/13
    This morning one of the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation’s (COAST’s) public transit buses was involved in a collision while in service on Main Street in Somersworth, NH. The collis...Read More
  • North Bus Continues to Expand - 10/24/13
    North Bus Destinations in Rochester Expanded - COAST’s North Bus has been providing safe, reliable service to Rochester for residents of Wakefield, Farmington, New Durham, Middleton, Milton, and Br...Read More
  • Record Summer - 09/09/13
    COAST Bus Service Proving Very Popular - Have you noticed lately all the people standing at COAST bus stops when you are driving through your Town or City? We have! They are all taking advantage of ...Read More
  • Service & Fare Change - 09/06/13
    After considering the very limited feedback received on the select service changes and fare increases proposed in early July to offset strained municipal budgets and increasing operating costs, the CO...Read More
  • COAST Project to Promote Commuting Options - 09/06/13
    Bumper to bumper traffic on the Little Bay Bridge, insufficient parking in downtown Portsmouth, spiraling gas prices, poor air quality.  These quality of life issues are becoming more prevalent a...Read More
  • Proposed Fare Increase and Service Changes - 07/09/13
    July 9th, 2013 After yet another year of near record ridership on the Greater Seacoast’s regional transit system, COAST is announcing very select service changes and fare increases to offset ...Read More
  • Updates to Route 7 start 4/22 - 04/12/13
    Commute to Pease with Ease! New schedule starts on Earth Day! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 12, 2013 Contact: Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST 603-743-5777 Starting ...Read More
  • Major Schedule Improvements Result in 25% More Riders on Buses - 04/01/13
    After implementing vast service improvements for weekday commuters last summer, COAST is excited to announce a 25% increase in the number of riders using its Route 2 bus service. This particular bus r...Read More
  • Public Notice of FTA Funds - 03/12/13
    The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) is applying for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, under 49 USC § 5310, on behalf the Alliance for Community Transportation (ACT)...Read More
  • Error in printed schedule 12/31 - 01/04/13
    January 4th, 2013   Dear passengers, Last night our dispatchers discovered a significant error in the printed version of our current schedule booklet for the Lafayette Road Trolley ...Read More
  • Service Changes Beginning December 31st - 11/26/12
    Beginning December 31st, 2012 , some service changes will be made to routes 2, 33, Trolley, the "FastTrans Commuter Connector", and the Clipper Connection express services. The majority of these ...Read More
  • Hiring part-time bus operators - 10/19/12
    COAST seeks friendly, experienced, and dedicated persons for Bus Operators. You must hold a current CDL-B (or A) with Passenger and Air-brake endorsements, as well as a valid DOT medical certifi...Read More
  • USDOT Secretary LaHood on New COAST Services - 09/07/12
    Here is a link to USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood's Fastlane blog post for September 7, 2012 about the good work COAST has been doing lately. http://fastlane.dot.gov/2012/09/transit-improvements-in-...Read More
  • Administrator Rogoff to Announce Service Expansions & New Funding - 09/04/12
    Nation’s Top Transit Official To Announce Transit Service Expansions, Funding To Improve Access to Jobs, Transit in Greater Seacoast Area   At 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 5 , Federal ...Read More
  • Adjustments to Clipper 101 - 09/04/12
    On Monday, September 10th, COAST will begin a slightly revised morning schedule for the Clipper Connection route 101. The route 101 serves Rochester and Dover, providing one trip to the Portsmouth Nav...Read More
  • COASTAL ROUTE service expansion starts July 6th! - 06/25/12
    Contact: Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST, 603-743-5777 Debora Bartley, Community Services Manager, Lamprey Health Care, 603-659-2424 Dover and Newmarket, NH: COAST and Lamprey...Read More
  • Dover FastTrans Commuter Connector Service to be Piloted - 06/13/12
      Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Contact: Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST 603-743-5777 Dover, NH – After announcing service reductions for the Dover FastTrans service earlier...Read More
  • Welcome, East Rochester! - 06/13/12
    Residents of East Rochester may have noticed COAST bus stop signs pop up in front of their house or in their neighborhood recently. Not surprisingly, we've received a lot of comments about this new de...Read More
  • Dover FastTrans Service Reductions - 05/31/12
    Wednesday, May 30, 2011 Contact: Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST 603-743-5777 Dover, NH – When first envisioned the FastTrans set of public transit routes in the City of Dover ...Read More
  • Improved schedules on route 2 and trolley - 05/29/12
    Wednesday, May 30, 2011 Contact: Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST 603-743-5777 COAST is excited to announce plans to significantly improve schedules on two of its most heavily-utili...Read More
  • North Bus expands to Farmington, increases frequency, expands coverage of rural areas - 05/02/12
    North Bus expands to Farmington, increases frequency, expands coverage of rural areas Dover, NH – COAST is excited to announce that as the North Bus enters its second year of service to the ...Read More
  • Public Notice of Proposed Service Changes - 04/23/12
    The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation has announced that it is soliciting public comment on proposed service cuts and changes to the following bus routes and associated paratransit serv...Read More
  • COAST launches Clipper Connection Commuter Routes - 03/07/12
    On January 9th, 2012, COAST implemented the first phase of a new bus service aimed at commuters heading to the greater Portsmouth region. COAST's new Clipper Connection service is expected to be...Read More
  • Expanded Bus Service Means More Options - 06/16/11
    Additional trips on main routes to help people get around this summer Dover, NH – As gas prices remain high and warm weather brings increased traffic on Friday nights, the Cooperative Alli...Read More
  • Record Setting Passenger Boardings - 06/10/11
    Dover, NH – The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) announced that through May of this year, passenger boardings on the regional public transit system are once again on a recor...Read More
  • COAST has begun new on-call stops at the Liberty Mutual campus - 10/01/10
    COAST has begun new on-call stops at the Liberty Mutual campus in Dover for routes 33 and 35....Read More
  • New On-Request Stops - 09/30/10
    Effective Monday, October 11th, COAST will establish new on-request stops in Newington on Shattuck Way, served by Route 2. At this time, Route 2 will no longer serve Newington Wal-Mart. Read more deta...Read More
  • New Bus Stop Signs - 09/30/10
    New bus stop signs are being installed around the system. Learn more about them here !...Read More
  • COAST announces the availability of Google Maps-based trip planning! - 09/23/10
    The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) has officially announced that the organization has taken another step forward in making public transit services in the Seacoast easier than...Read More