Riding the City Bus
A senior must show a PVTA Senior ID card to the driver each bus ride to pay the senior reduced fare. The Senior ID must also be shown when purchasing a bus pass.
The cost of the Senior ID card is $3.00 and can be purchased at Holyoke Transportation Center (HTC) or Springfield Union Station (View Locations). You must be 60 years or older to qualify as a senior.
The Travel Training program at PVTA offers free one-to-one lessons on how to properly and safely use the city bus system. Read more and apply.
PVTA Senior Photo ID
Springfield Customer Service Center
55 Frank B Murray Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm
Holyoke Customer Service Center
Holyoke Transportation Center (HTC)
206 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 4:30pm
Northampton to Union Station
- R41 toward the Holyoke Mall
- Transfer to P20 to Union Station
Northampton to HTC
- B48 toward the Holyoke Transportation Center
- Exit the bus at the Holyoke Transportation Center and enter the Customer Service area
PVTA offers door-to-door demand-responsive accessible van service to seniors over the age of 60 throughout the PVTA's 24 member communities. Senior Service trips are provided, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, on a space available basis with priority given to certified ADA passengers in accordance with federal law.
There is no application process for Senior Service. Prospective passengers who are 60 years or older and live within any one of the 24 member communities must call the Reservation Office at (413) 739-7436 for their one-time registration upon booking their first trip. Registration cannot take place unless a trip is booked.
Riders who require assistance with their bags or parcels must call only once to notify them that they are requesting the assistance which will be added to their client file. Drivers are only required to assist with up to 3 standard size carry-on bags with a combined weight not to exceed 25 lbs.