The Transportation Department has received a 2019 Dodge Caravan Minivan, a loan from the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority for use by Egremont's Council on Aging. Equipped to handle one wheelchair, the van will remain on load until Egremont receives its ordered van paid for by grant funds. Two drivers, CORI-checked and insured, will drive residents.
Seniors 55 years old and up and disabled residents from Egremont, Alford, and Mount Washington can book rides from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.
The van will operate within Southern Berkshire County and Pittsfield. Traveling to Great Barrington and surrounding towns will be $5 each way; traveling to Pittsfield will be $10 each way.
Email Melanie Vicneire, Transportation Department Administrator, or phone 413-528-0182 ext 25 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM to book rides. Please give 48 hours notice when arranging a ride.
Egremont's Taxi & Limousine Grant Renewed
Egremont's Taxi Grant to cover ride costs for those in need was extended to June 30, 2024, through a grant received by the Council on Aging. The grant also includes residents in Alford and Mt. Washington. Taxi services will be available to drive adults over 55, veterans, disabled individuals, essential workers (medical, nursing home), and first responders. The grant covers the costs of these rides. Examples of rides include:
Non-emergency medical appointments
Grocery shopping and food pantries
Job and job training sites
Adult care facilities
Trips can be state-wide and to Albany, Hudson, NY, and Sharon, CT. Trips are subject to the taxi company's hours of service.
The taxi companies will take all necessary COVID precautions.
Qualifying residents can schedule rides with Melanie Vicneire, Transportation Department Administrator, by phone at 413-528-0182 ext 25 or by emailing Melanie.Please book at least 48 hours in advance.
The TriTown Connector
The TriTown Connector runs from 7 AM. to 8 PM. on weekdays and 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM on weekends among Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, Stockbridge, and West Stockbridge. Service on federal holidays for all towns is from 8:00 AM to 4 PM. There is no service on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Service to New Marlborough is from 8 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and is restricted to seniors. Seniors can also request service to Pittisfield for medical appointments only between 8 AM and 4 PM on Monday and Wednesday. Visit the TriTown Connector website for more information and fares.
The vans can be requested up to 30 minutes in advance by calling 413-591-3826.