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Transportation Information Session

  • Chesterfield Community Center 400 Main Road Chesterfield, Massachusetts (map)

Did you know you can ride the Hilltown Easy Ride van to connect with PVTA buses and other public transportation services?

Eligible riders can book a ride to either Williamsburg or to Northampton and transfer to any PVTA bus, or even the Peter Pan bus for trips out of town. Destinations include the Hampshire Mall, Amherst, Holyoke and Springfield.

The Hilltown Easy Ride is a service for seniors over 60 and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Worthington and Plainfield. You must complete an FRTA application before using the service, for an application call 413-296-4232 or go online to

We will be holding an information session and travel training on using the PVTA system. This is a free service PVTA offers to groups who want to use public transportation more, but have questions on how it works.

PVTA Travel Trainers will explain:
• How to plan your trip
• How to get to and from your bus stop
• How to ride a specific route
• How to recognize bus numbers, bus stops, and landmarks
• How to pay fares and purchase tickets and passes
• How to board with a mobility device
• Where to position your mobility device on the bus
• How to prepare for the unexpected
• Street crossing at bus stops
• How to read and understand bus schedules

11am – Noon
Followed by an optional practice outing to
Northampton for shopping or lunch
from noon-3:30pm

There is no cost for the training, but you will need $3.00 cash for
the optional practice PVTA bus ride, plus whatever you would
like to spend in Northampton for shopping and lunch.

Earlier Event: October 16
Annual Meeting and Steve Kulik Celebration
Later Event: October 17
Business Plan Workshop