Transportation & Infrastructure

Strategically positioned between Boston, Providence, and the islands, New Bedford is truly in the middle of it all. Our transportation investments in land, air, and sea travel are matched by our infrastructure capacities.

I-195, Route 140, and Route 18 highway access

847-acre New Bedford Regional Airport provides year-round service to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Florida, with a $32.4 million-dollar economic impact

Fast Ferry service providing 125,000 annual trips to the Elizabeth Islands

South Coast Rail will provide full service to Boston in the summer of 2023

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) runs 10 bus routes through New Bedford and the surrounding towns

Environment

Most installed solar capacity in the continental U.S. on a per capita basis

Mayor Mitchell received the First Place 2016 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Designated Green Community in January 2017

Largest municipal electric fleet in Massachusetts

Utilities

Electric: Eversource

Telecom: Verizon DSL, Comcast High Speed, AT&T

 Gas: Eversource

Water

Daily capacity: 45 million gallons

Ground storage: 75 million gallons

Elevated storage: 350,000 gallons

Average daily consumption: 12 million gallons

Peak daily consumption: 14 million gallons

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