The Mount Holyoke College Community Based Learning Program cannot guarantee transportation for every CBL Fellowship project or placement. Students should consider transportation before finalizing their placement and discuss their options with both their CBL Advisor and prospective Community Partner. Ultimately a secure and sustainable transportation plan should be in place for the academic year before a CBL Fellow begins working on site.

Transportation options supplied or sponsored by the CBL Program include:

Other solutions that may be considered sustainable but not maintained through the CBL Program are;

Daily PVTA bus routes/schedules  - use the PVTA Trip Planner 

Mount Holyoke College Fleet Vehicle Reservation system. Please note: capacity is limited & reservations are not guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to seek a “fleet license” in order to drive college vehicles, if they are in possession of a valid driver’s license already. Please review information about fleet licensing procedures, sign up for a classes and submit an online credentialing form to obtain your MHC Fleet License.

Personal Vehicle Use: Should you choose to use your own vehicle, the college does not consider that to be driving on college business and you, your car, and your passengers are not covered by college insurance. This is not a CBL Program policy, it is an official college position determined by the Risk Management Office. Please contact the Risk Management Office at x2344 with any questions. 

Latest Updates


The 39 route’s current schedule. The route serves Smith and Hampshire during the week, and Mount Holyoke College on weekday evenings and weekends.

The Seemo Shuttle and the 38 route to Hampshire, Amherst, and UMass are not affected and will maintain their regular schedules.


Weekend service on the R29 (running along Route 116 from the Holyoke Mall to UMass) will be reduced to two round-trips per day, one early in the day and one later.

The M40, an express bus running from UMass to Smith, is being eliminated, with service replacements on the B43.

The Tiger Trolley, serving parts of South Hadley and Holyoke, is being eliminated. 

The Five Colleges will post further information about Five College routes at