Green Mountain Transit and the Essex Senior Bus
Green Mountain Transit
The Green Mountain Transit (GMT) was chartered in 1973 by the Vermont General Assembly after the private bus operator went out of business. GMT serves the communities of Burlington, Essex, South Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, Winooski, Milton, Hinesburg, and a portion of Colchester. LINK Express routes serve Montpelier, Middlebury, and St. Albans commuters. GMT is considered a municipality and is the first and only transit authority in the State of Vermont.
In Chittenden County, GMT offers fixed routes, local commuter routes, LINK Express routes, and ADA paratransit services. GMT also provides shuttles from senior housing complexes to local supermarkets and neighborhood specials for student transportation to Burlington schools. Outside of Chittenden County, in Washington, Lamoille, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties, GMT provides a variety of public transportation services including local routes, commuter routes, demand response medical shuttles, and service to elders and persons with disabilities.
Green Mountain Transit - Local and County Bus Schedules and information may be viewed at this link. (click here)
Essex Senior Bus
The Essex Senior Bus is for residents (Essex & Essex Junction) 60 and older, free for any appointments within Essex. The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift.
The Senior Bus operates Monday through Friday, and Sunday morning.
Please call 802-878-6940 between 9:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. to set up a ride. Call 24 hours in advance to reserve appointment times.
Essex is Accessible:
Auto or Bus: Interstate 89, 91, and 93 link Essex to Montreal, Boston, and New Hampshire. Highway 7 and Interstate 87 provide direct access to New York City. Vermont Transit provides extensive bus routes throughout the northeast.
Air: Essex is located within five miles of the Burlington International Airport which is served by seven commercial airlines with more than 60 daily flights. Over 500,000 passengers pass through yearly making it the third busiest international airport in New England. The airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for airplanes entering the U.S. from abroad and is also an approved foreign trade zone.
Rail: Daily freight and passenger service is provided by Central Vermont Railroad, Vermont Railway, and Amtrak. A station is conveniently located in Essex.
Ferry: Three Lake Champlain ports offer ferry service which carries autos and passengers between Vermont and New York.