Our mission is to provide affordable, wheelchair-accessible transportation for non-emergency healthcare appointments and other essential activities.
 
Sometimes there are scheduling conflicts when trying to help as many residents as possible. We greatly appreciate your flexibility and understanding when these situations arise!
 
 
 
 
Passengers ride on handicapped accessible 14-seat passenger buses. These Nashua Transit System  buses have a small ramp and no stairs to climb for ease of passenger use, increased safety and more efficient service.
  
   
Operating Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM including travel time to and from the Nashua Transit System (NTS) garage in Nashua. Rides to/from Nashua – Arrive in Nashua no earlier than    10 AM and last pick-ups to return home will depart Nashua by 4 PM. Please schedule your appointments around these times.
 
Service Area: Rides are available for destinations within Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon, Wilton and Nashua.
 
Eligibility: Must be a resident of one of the six participating communities: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon or Wilton.
 
Cost: Fares are $2 for each one-way trip per passenger. Exact fare only as the bus drivers cannot make change. Medically necessary personal care attendants and children under age 5 years ride free. Free bus fare passes are available for those in greatest need. Click here for more information Service animals are permitted.
 
Guests: A passenger may bring one guest if the guest pays their own fare. NTS must be notified about the guest when the ride is scheduled.
 
Priorities & Types of Rides Provided
 
      ·     Priority given for healthcare appointments and             rides requested by senior citizens and                         residents living with a disability
 

·     Healthcare appointments including doctor visits,     outpatient services, counseling, laboratory visits,      pharmacies and dialysis

 

·     Social service appointments including SHARE,         DHHS and SSA

 

·     Municipal offices including Town Halls and             local libraries in the participating towns

·     Local courts in any participating town or Nashua

 

·     Local community dining locations sponsored by     St Joseph Community Services

 

·     Local senior activity locations including the            Milford Area, Hollis and Brookline Seniors, the     Parkhurst Place Community Room, and the            Nashua Senior Activity Center and Nashua            YMCA

 

·     Shopping at Lorden Plaza/Shaw’s, Market                 Basket, Ocean State Job Lot, Family Dollar and      222 Elm St Plaza in Milford, Walmart in                 Amherst, Harvest Market in Hollis, Market             Basket at Westside Plaza in Nashua and the             Hannaford Supermarket on Coliseum Ave in             Nashua.

 

As of February 2018 - Rides to most locations in Nashua and the six Souhegan Valley towns will be available.  Given the priorities listed above, rides to other destinations and for shopping in Nashua and the Six Towns may or may not be available on any given day due to availability in the daily schedule. Please continue to call at least two business days in advance to request a ride and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. 


Update July 2019 - During the past 12 months, The Blue Bus has experienced a very large increase in ride requests to the point where demand for the service is exceeding our financial and operational resources. Effective August 12, 2019 and due to funding limitations, in periods when ride requests are extremely high, NTS will temporarily limit passengers to 3 (three) non-healthcare related rides per week.   

“30-minute” Pick-up Window
 
The vehicle may arrive anytime within a thirty (30) minute “window”, up to fifteen (15) minutes before and fifteen (15) minutes after your scheduled pick-up time.
 
For example, if your pick-up time is scheduled for 9:00am, the vehicle will arrive between 8:45am and 9:15am.
 
 
5 Minute Stops
 
When the bus arrives at the location you have designated for pick-up, the driver can only wait 5 minutes. Please be on time and at the designated pick-up site during the "30 Minute Pick-up Window".

Shopping Rules

Each passenger may have only 2 shopping bags. For safety and space reasons. The bus driver cannot assist with your shopping bags. A minimum of 1 hour is scheduled to complete shopping tasks.

Update July 2019 - Folding shopping carts are now allowed on the Nashua Transit paratransit vans on a space available basis. The shopping cart baskets cannot exceed 18” in width; 14” in depth; and 20” in height. These size limitations do not include the handle. Passengers must inform dispatch of their intent to bring a cart when scheduling a ride. If your cart cannot be accommodated you will be notified in advance. All items must be contained within the cart, properly controlled by the passenger, and safely secured in the designated storage area.