For many years, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority was thought to be non-rider friendly. But that has changed since Administrator Erik Rousseau came onboard.  Rousseau was hired in 2012, and since that time SRTA has taken several steps that have changed the image of transit agency for the better. 

Among those changes were establishing night-time bus service, increasing trips New Bedford and Fall River, and improving on-demand service. The moves have resulted in a sizable increase in ridership. Rousseau is always humble. He says "I had a lot of help" in achieving those accomplishments. 

SRTA's Erik Rousseau will join WBSM's Jim Phillips on this week's Townsquare Sunday program. Rousseau will share some of the reasons why certain decisions were made, and some of SRTA's goals for 2018 and beyond.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 am on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area. If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here.