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Transportation

Daily Shuttle to Holyoke

There will be a daily shuttle to the town of Holyoke Monday through Thursday, departing from the admissions building promptly at 2:41 p.m.  Please see Transportation to Holyoke for more information.

New for Fall 2014: R29 PVTA bus route to Downtown Holyoke and the Holyoke Mall

Starting fall 2014, the PVTA has added a new line, the R29, that runs from Amherst to Holyoke, via Hampshire College. A cash fare is required to take this bus. See the R29 bus schedule for more details.


Transportation

Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) and the Community Engagement and Collaborative Learning (CECL) Network coordinate two vans to make off-campus internships, work-study jobs, and partnership projects more accessible to students, particularly to areas where there is little or no public transportation. Though students placed through CPSC are the priority, the vans can also be used by other members of the Hampshire community if there are available times. Each van has space for 7 passengers plus 1 driver.

There are multiple ways you can reserve a van, but please see the options listed below to determine which reservation works for you. Keep in mind that any student, staff, or faculty member must be a trained defensive driver in order to drive any Hampshire vehicle.

Defensive Driving

You must identify a defensive driver for any van reservation.

To become a defensive driver:

 

Ways to Use the CPSC Vans

Indie Van Pool Vehicle
For students, staff, and faculty For student groups, campus programs, and faculty
Can be reserved whenever a van is available Can be reserved whenever a van is available
Must either be or identify your own defensive driver Must either be or identify your own defensive driver
Only for community/CPSC-related work For campus-wide use
Can go up to 200 miles from the College; special permission required for longer trips Can go up to 200 miles from the College; special permission required for longer trips
CPSC pays for gas and maintenance Group, program, or class budget pays $.55/mile for gas and maintenance
Stay In Touch
With Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC)
Snail Mail
Community Partnerships for Social Change
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
413.559.5689
Fax: 413.559.5620