Important information about rides for Covid-19 vaccinations (click to expand)
Please be ready to go at the beginning of your pickup window.
Please be aware that there may be other passengers on your trip. This is a shared ride service but during the pandemic seating is limited to a maximum of four people per vehicle.
The fee for travel is $2.00 each way. Please be sure to bring exact cash to pay your fare. Our drivers are unable to make change.
The driver will bring you to the Nashua vaccine location where you must have an appointment and a photo ID or other approved proof of residency. You will not need to exit the van. The nurse will give you the vaccination on the van and will provide you with your 2nd appointment date and time.
The driver will then transport you back home.
Souhegan Valley Rides
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.
(Pre-registration is required to schedule a ride)
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.
When scheduling conflicts arise, priority is given to rides needed by Senior Citizens and Persons living with a disability and for non-emergency healthcare related appointments.
Souhegan Valley Rides was organized and implemented by
the Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC) in 2008.
The buses, drivers, and call center services used to provide rides in the Souhegan Valley are purchased from the Nashua Transit System.
To learn more about NTS and public transit services in the City of Nashua, click HERE to visit the NTS website.
The new NTS van - a little smaller but with all the same amenities and safety features
Coronavirus Update January 2021
SVTC and NTS share a No. 1 primary concern - The safety of all of our passengers and staff. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, NTS has been implementing and refining a series of safety measures. SVTC has contributed to those efforts by arranging for hundreds of cloth and disposable face masks to be donated for use by passengers and staff.
Do you have Medicaid health insurance?
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
NH Care Path Click Here
Medicaid Managed Care - Well Sense Click Here
Medicaid Managed Care - NH Healthy Families Click Here
30,000th Ride Celebration Dec. 2018
Unable to drive due to recent health problems, passenger Steven V expressed his gratitude for the service and stated “It is a great service! I don’t know what I would do without it right now.”
Souhegan Valley Rides was implemented to address a documented need for affordable, non-emergency, wheelchair-accessible healthcare related transportation in our region. The bus service was founded on grassroots, regional cooperation and is overseen by representatives from the participating communities through the Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC).
By working together, our communities will be more successful in establishing sustainable community transportation options and, in doing so, improve the quality of life in our Souhegan Valley hometowns.
Souhegan Valley Rides has experienced steady growth in ridership and continues to roll forward thanks to continued investment and support from our communities, the Federal Transit Administration through the NH Department of Transportation and the Greater Nashua Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation
As of January 31, 2021 Souhegan Valley residents have taken 37,763 rides!!
“The Blue Bus” is more than a just a ride service. It is a way for residents, especially senior citizens and neighbors living with a disability, to be as independent as possible, to accomplish their daily activities, and to remain engaged in their communities.
- Carol Brooks, Milford