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.

To register click here for a copy of the application form

(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 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

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 2022

Face Masks: All passengers are asked to wear face coverings (regardless of vaccination status) while while traveling on all NTS vehicles and at all NTS facilities per the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) & the CDC’s Mask Requirement on Public Transportation Please contact NTS for additional information at 880-0100.

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 contributed to those efforts by arranging for hundreds of cloth and disposable face masks to be donated for use by passengers and staff.


  • Physical Distancing: Passengers are asked to maintain physical distance whenever possible.

  • DO NOT ride if you feel ill: Passengers are asked to not ride the bus if feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed on all vehicles for passenger use.

  • Safety Barriers: Barriers have been installed in the front of all buses to limit driver-passenger interactions. These Plexiglas dividers allow an added layer of protection for the driver, while still allowing passenger access to the fare box at the front of the bus.

  • Daily Cleaning: NTS continues to clean and disinfect all vehicles and facilities on a daily basis.

For more information about NTS's safety measures and protocols, please click here to visit their website.

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 Coordination Council for Community Transportation

As of October 31, 2022 Souhegan Valley residents have taken 42,050 rides!!

1 Columbus Ave Milford, NH

On-site Drop-In Health Services

@ SHARE Outreach in Milford

The Lamprey Health Care Mobile Clinic is at the SHARE Center on Tuesday afternoons 1:30-5:30 pm. No appointments needed! Comprehensive healthcare services on-site. Per Lamprey - NO ONE will ever be turned away for inability to pay or lack of insurance.

For more information CLICK HERE to visit Lamprey Health Care's website