PVTA Meeting Notices

Public Hearings

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is proposing a change to its Senior Van Service (Dial-a-Ride) within Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, and Hampden in which these towns will provide van service to residents age 60 and older.

The fare will be $1 per ride within each town and $2 per ride to destinations outside town (instead of $2.50 per ride for trips on PVTA vans). The new service will be available on similar days and hours as PVTA’s Senior Service Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

There will be no change in ADA van service provided by PVTA.

In addition to attending these hearings, members of the public are welcome to comment on the proposed changes until March 1, 2017 by:
By mail:Send letters to Mary L. MacInnes, Administrator, 2808 Main St., Springfield MA 01107
By email:Send email to comments@pvta.com
By phone:Call (413)285-1179 and leave a recorded message of up to 3 minutes

East Longmeadow Senior Van Service (Dial-a-Ride)

A public hearing for this proposal will be held:

Thursday, February 23, 2017
East Longmeadow Council on Aging
328 North Main St, East Longmeadow
Session 1 from 3:30 to 4:30pm; Session 2 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

East Longmeadow Senior Van Service Pilot Program Presentation

Longmeadow Senior Van Service (Dial-a-Ride)

A public hearing for this proposal will be held:

Monday, February 27, 2017
Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow
Session 1 from 3:30 to 4:30pm; Session 2 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Hampden Senior Van Service (Dial-a-Ride)

A public hearing for this proposal will be held:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hampden Senior Center
104 Allen Street, Hampden, MA
Session 1 from 3:30 to 4:30pm; Session 2 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

ADA Van Rider Meetings

Meet PVTA staff to discuss ADA van concerns. Private consultations with staff may be scheduled one hour prior to meeting times and must be requested at least one week in advance by calling (413)732-6248 ext 231. Van rides to and from these meetings are free. Tell the reservations agent you will be attending when booking your trip at (413)739-7436. To request language assistance, sign-language interpreter, or other accommodation, call (413)732-6248 ext 231 at least one week before the meeting.

Springfield-Holyoke Area
Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 12 to 1:30 pm
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress St, Springfield, MA

Amherst-Northampton Area
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm
Northampton Council on Aging
67 Conz St, Northampton, MA

Advisory Board Meeting Information

The next meeting of the PVTA Advisory Board will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at noon.

Click here for a full list of the 2017 Advisory Board meeting dates.