Special Transportation Services has been a part of UMass Transit Service since 1986. "SpecTrans" provides free transportation service around the Amherst campus to students, staff, and faculty with a disability. Special Transportation Services on-call and reservation service for passengers with both temporary and permanent disabilities both on and off campus. Our primary mission is to transport people to and from their classes and work. We also provide off campus trips on a limited basis.
Vans are equipped to carry the majority of wheelchairs. See photos here.
Registering as a SpecTrans Passenger
UMass students, staff and faculty who need our service on a long-term basis must register with Disability Services by calling (413) 545-0892. Passengers with temporary disabilities can register directly with the SpecTrans Dispatcher by calling (413) 545-2086 (see below for Dispatch Service hours).
For questions about Special Transportation, e-mail or call us:
The links in this section will refer you to the UMass Academic Calendar, maintained by the University of MassachusettsAcademic Semester:
The Five-College Van Service
Five-Colleges Incorporated will fund trips between UMass, Hampshire College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College for some academic programs. These trips are scheduled through the UMass Transit Field Trip Service. Inquiries should be directed to Diana Noble, the Field Trip Coordinator, at (413) 545-2498 at least one week in advance.
Other Special Transportation Services