Why Donate to The Current?
The Current is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
The Current makes a difference in your community and beyond. Each year we provide over 250,000 trips
for commuters, town riders and Elderly and Disabled services, including Dial-A-Ride.
We provide services for those both with their own transportation looking to save money on gas, use a convenient way to get to and from work and help the environment and those without any other means of transportation to get to work or appointments. We provide people a way to move around and connect to the rest of the world both economically and efficiently.
Your contribution will help The Current continue to provide much-needed services to the residents of Southern Windsor and Windham counties.
"... I decided to start riding the bus the second week of January 2012.It's been five months now and I can say that it has been a complete success for me. I live 4.25 miles from the I91 exit 9 park-n-ride bus stop and catch the 7am Current bus.
My initial fears I had made me reluctant to start riding the bus:
- I will miss the bus. I have a back-up plan with my wife, but have yet to need it.
- The bus will be full. The busses are huge and always have plenty of room.
- The rigid bus schedule will be a problem for me. I'm really happy with the bus schedule; I can come in early or leave late.
- I will have to sacrifice too much home time. My kids are both in college, so it's really a non-issue for me
- My spouse will get irritated with the schedule change. She has been my best support and really made the transition easy
- Work will keep me late and make me miss the bus. The folks I have worked with respect the hard stop at 4.20pm so I can make the bus.
- I will feel trapped without my car at work. I signed up for Rideshare Emergency Ride Home just in case, but have yet to use it. " - Hypertherm Associate
"Once I started riding the bus and saw old friends from high school I reconnected with and people I had worked with in years past - it wasn't too difficult to realize how much I gained from riding the bus. New friendships and old ones began again and I saved money on top of that, what a concept. Our bus is called the Happy Bus - we are always singing to people - one week we sang to my brother as he was retiring that day. People read, knit, make jewelry or take naps. Of course there is a lot of chatting that goes on too. I am saving so much money by taking the bus and it is a stress free way to get to work! - Barb Churchill
"Back in May I committed to riding the commuter bus from Exit 8 to Hypertherm one time. That day I arrived at the park and ride, really feeling out of my comfort zone. There was one woman sitting in the hut so I went in there and sat with her. ... she had been riding the bus for several years. She was very kind to me and showed me where the money goes, introduced me to others on the bus... . She and the others made me feel welcome....
That was 2 and a half months ago and I have been riding the bus a minimum of 3 days a week. More if I can. I love it. I have made a lot of new friends , connected with some old friends. Some days I visit, others I sleep, read, listen to books on tape, make jewelry. It is awesome No stress .. " - Kristi Veverka
"So far I have ridden the bus every work day since 1/9/2012 and I could not be happier....... Also my wife now meets me at the bus top and rides with me to her office at Dartmouth.... Our weekly car mileage has dropped from 250 miles to 50 miles. So we are doing even better than when we were carpooling together" - Jeff Page
For more information on ways to donate, whether you are a Corporation or an Individual, and make a difference in your community, please contact:
Marketing and Development Coordinator
Connecticut River Transit
706 Rockingham Road
Rockingham, VT 05101
(802) 460-RIDE (7433)