Transportation

Taxi Cabs Visitors and residents alike can hail a cab in the Town of Amherst with assurance that all taxis have met specific requisites, as set forth in our Taxi Regulations, effective January 1, 2013. Each vehicle bears a bright yellow Town of Amherst Taxi Inspection Sticker indicating that the taxi has passed the Police Department’s inspection and is in compliance with safety requirements.
  • The Town Inspection Services Department also inspects and certifies each vehicle’s meter to ensure fares are calculated appropriately, based on distance traveled; rates are set by the taxi company, not the Town.
  • Each driver should also have his or her Town of Amherst license bearing their photograph in plain view.
Report any problems to the Amherst Police Department at 413-259-3000.

Amherst Taxi Businesses Approved as of January 9, 2017

  • Aaron's Transportation 413-203-2230
  • CV Taxi 413-801-2426    
  • Taxi Express 413-977-0769

Public Transportation


The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) (external link) provides safe and efficient bus service to the public. For more information, call 413-781-7782. The UMass Transit Service (external link) is committed to providing safe, efficient, and economical mobility to members of the University / College communities, the public, and members of the University community needing special transportation. For more information, call 413-545-0056.

PVTA Bus Tracker myStop Mobile App is here!

Do you ride the PVTA bus and want to know when your bus will get to your stop? Get the myStop mobile app for Apple or Android today and know where your bus is along it's route.


Driver's License / Vehicle Registration


For information on driver's licenses and/or vehicle registration, contact the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (external link) at 1-800-858-3926.

Resident Parking Permits


Permits to park on residential streets are issued by the Collectors Office. Proof of residency is required. Visitor passes are available. For more information, call 413-259-3020 or visit the Parking Management Page.

Carpooling


Ridebuzz (external link) is an innovative ride sharing program in the Pioneer Valley. Carpooling and ride sharing is a proven way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming. By simply consolidating passengers into fewer vehicles, we can save on fuel costs and drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions without serious changes or investments to our transportation infrastructure.