Hilltown Easy Ride is a Demand Response service of the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA). Hilltown Easy Ride provides a van service for seniors over 60 and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington. In addition to regularly scheduled shopping trips to Pittsfield and Northampton, riders may also get to medical appointments and attend social trips through the local Councils on Aging (COAs).
For service, riders must be pre-approved for eligibility and must complete an application. To receive an application, call (413) 774-2262 or visit the Franklin Regional Transit Authority office. Applications can also be download from the website at www.frta.org/getting-around/demand-response/ , then printed, completed and sent directly to the FRTA, or our Transportation Coordinator will be happy to help you.
Riders must call our dispatcher at least 48 hours in advance. You can also email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a detailed message with your name, date, time and purpose of your request and we will check the schedule and get back to you quickly. The dispatcher will then let you know if the van and driver are available at that time.