Hitch a ride to the voting polls Sept. 11

The Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC) is pleased to announce that the Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, aka “The Blue Bus,” will be providing rides to local voting locations on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Passengers must be pre-registered and call to schedule a ride by Wednesday, Sept. 5.

In keeping with SVTC’s mission, priority will continue to be given to rides for health care appointments on election day. Additionally, priority is given for rides requested by senior citizens and residents living with a disability. Other residents may use the service as space and the daily schedule allow.

Pre-registered passengers are encouraged to call and request a ride if needed. SVTC works closely with their partners at the Nashua Transit System, and together they make every effort to accommodate requests within the limits of the service’s operating hours and available resources.

Souhegan Valley Rides is a curb-to-curb, dial-a-ride bus service available to residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton. The service is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., including travel time to and from the garage in Nashua. Rides are available within and between the six towns, and to and from Nashua. The first morning trip to Nashua will arrive no earlier that 10 a.m. and the last pick-ups to return home will leave Nashua no later than 4 p.m. Passengers should schedule their appointments and plans around these times. Riders are asked to pay $2 each way. A free bus pass program, solely funded by donations, is available for eligible residents who cannot afford the bus fare.

Pre-registration is required and applications are available by calling 1-880-0100 ext. 1 and on SVTC’s website at www.SouheganValleyRides.org.