Serving Seniors over 60 and Veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield & Worthington.  This is a Demand Response service of the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA), meaning that you call to request a ride several days ahead and our dispatch lets you know if the van and driver are available at that time. It is not a taxi service and trips are sometimes shared with others as schedules permit.

Riders must be preapproved for eligibility with this FRTA form.  You can print and send directly to FRTA, or Fran our Transportation Coordinator, will be happy to help you.

To schedule a ride please call:


Our dispatcher Fran Goebel is part-time but she checks messages daily.  Please leave a detailed message for Fran with your name, date, time and purpose of your request and she will check the schedule and get back to you quickly. She can also be reached at


Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 14 rehab projects under the FY16 Grant and are applying for funding for another 21 projects under the FY17 Grant.      

 Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00. Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.

 GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required).  Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.   

HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email 

Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.