The WMCC is excited to announce a new partnership with the Franklin Regional Transit System (FRTA). The Town of Erving and the FRTA have arranged the inclusion of a park & ride transit system between Erving Center and Farley Ledges. The ride system allows both advance and immediate reservation of a bus that will take visitors to and from the main Farley parking lot for a very low fare. Weekend services run from 9:30am-5:30pm, weekdays from 6:30am-7:30pm.
How to use the FRTA service to get to Farley:
- Pre-book a ride through the FRTA Access app (Download through Google Play, Apple).
- To make booking trips easier, users can type in “Farley Ledges” and “Erving Municipal Parking Lot” as their drop off/pick up point.
- Make sure to bring cash for the fare.
- Drop off any bulky gear and extra climbers at the Farley lot.
- Park in Erving and wait for your ride to arrive!
Where to park:
Park at the Erving Municipal lot, 8 West Main St., Erving.
The municipal lot is located at the junction with Arch St., just past the Freight House and Erving Station Chocolates, across from the former Crooked Tap. Stop at the Freight House for coffee or lunch (they have great vegan options), or the Erving Station to get a sweet treat for the ride home!
Additional parking available at Arch Street in the Pearl B Care Historical Building parking lot.
Although Erving is the pickup point for riders coming from the east, the “Zone 1” service extends from Erving to Greenfield therefore riders can book from any location along the route for the same fare.
Fares MUST BE PAID IN CASH. No change will be given– those overpaying will receive a credit towards future rides. We suggest bringing $1 bills.
The fare is $3 per ride for the person making the reservation and each additional person on the same booking is half price. Therefore, six people will pay $1.75 each for the shared trip.
FRTA vans are currently limited to six passengers at a time. Masks are required.
Published 3/17/2021, updated 3/19/2021.