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: 413-296-4232
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hilltown CDC operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, related statutes and regulations and the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c272 92a, 98, 98a. For more information, click here.
Rural Transportation Coordinating Council
The Hilltown Transportation Committee acts as the Regional Coordinating Council for transportation issues and services in our area. The highest identified need in our 2016 Transportation Study was for transportation services for non-driving seniors - in particular increasing ease of use and availability of bus service to access shopping, medical appointments and for social/recreational opportunities. In addition, we are working on advocating for fixed route services in Hilltowns and promoting ridesharing programs as ‘green commute’ options for our residents.
Our Transportation Partners
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Highland Valley Elder Services
Hilltown Community Health Center
Tufts Health Plan
Hilltown Council on Aging Consortium and the COAs of each town
Franklin Regional Transit Authority
Join NuRide – it’s free! Sign up to the statewide database for ridesharing and save money and gas. Share a ride with fellow Hilltown residents – make your commute a green commute. Plus- earn incentive points for discounts, coupons and raffle entries.