Souhegan Valley Rides (SVR) is a "dial-a-ride" type demand response bus service available to residents of  Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton NH.

The focus for this service is on providing transportation to non-emergency health care appointments and assisting those in greatest need – elderly residents, those living with a disability, and residents who are unable to drive. Other residents may use the service as space is available in the schedule.

 

(Registration is required to schedule a ride)
When scheduling conflicts arise, priority is given to Senior Citizens and Persons living with a disability 
and for non-emergency healthcare related appointments.   

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COVID-19 UPDATE 3/23/2020

Keeping our passengers & supporters in the loop about changes occurring in the local Blue Bus - Souhegan Valley Rides service due to the City of Nashua's Covid-19 Response Plan. Please see the Nashua Transit System (NTS) Transit Alert (photo) below.

 What does this all mean for us out here in the Souhegan Valley.........

Usually, the Souhegan Valley Rides Blue Bus service operates Monday through Friday with first pick-ups around 9-ish AM to last drop offs by 5-ish pm. We can expect the hours may be more limited for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, at least for now, Nashua is supporting essential rides for medical appointments including dialysis, pharmacy pick-ups, and grocery shopping. 

 This is what was shared by the Director of NTS with SVTC on 3/23/20-   We will operate paratransit service for essential trips including grocery stores, pharmacies and medical appointments, to all community members for the foreseeable future.  Our highest priority is dialysis patients then other essential trips.  We will do our best to accommodate your community’s travel requests"

 Overall, seniors and other passengers have been heeding the public health warnings and paratransit ride requests have decreased in the past week. For some of our Souhegan Valley neighbors, the Blue Bus remains the only option for them to be able to get to necessary appointments. NTS is working diligently to deep clean the vehicles each night and keep their staff up to speed on proper precautions. NTS is also monitoring and adjusting the ride schedules in order to avoid "crowding" the paratransit vans out of concern for maximizing social-physical distancing as best as possible. 

 Thank you for your support and patience! 

Together our communities will accomplish great things during these unprecedented times!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Need to expedite an application to use the service? Email SVTC for help at info@souheganvalleyrides.org

Sincerely, The Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC)


      

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 Did you know that people who have Medicaid health insurance can get help to arrange and 
pay for non-emergency medical and healthcare related transportation?
If you have Medicaid insurance, please contact your Medicaid insurance provider and inquire about arranging rides for non-emergency medical or healthcare appointments.

Below are helpful links for more information about the Medicaid transportation benefit:
State of NH – Department of Health and Human Services  Click Here
Medicaid Managed Care - Well Sense   Click Here
Medicaid Managed Care - NH Healthy Families  Click Here

                                                
   



The buses, drivers, and call center
operations are subcontracted from
the Nashua Transit System.

To visit the NTS website, click HERE.