DIAL-A-BAT

Dial-A-BATDIAL-A-BAT

Door-to-Door Service, Ages 65+

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FAQ’s…

Who can ride DIAL-A-BAT?

Anyone 65 years or older.  Proof of age and residency needs to be presented to the Customer Service office at 10 Commercial St. (BAT Centre). Anyone, regardless of age, who by reason of physical or developmental disability is unable to ride a regular bat bus. However, you will need to acquire an ADA pass. For more information call BAT at 508-638-5920.

Where can I go on DIAL-A-BAT?

You can use DIAL-A-BAT to go shopping, to the doctor, and visit friends anywhere within the City of Brockton as well as limited service in Easton, Stoughton, Abington, Whitman, and Avon traveling within 3/4 of a mile of the regular scheduled fixed route bus.

How do I arrange my trip?

To arrange a trip in Brockton, call DIAL-A-BAT before 4:00 p.m., at least one day in advance. For other communities, please contact the Council on Aging (COA) in your town for trip reservation. Times may vary.

Brockton (DIAL-A-BAT)    508-584-5530
Brockton (DIAL-A-BAT)    TDD: 508-580-0873
Abington (COA)    781-982-2146
Avon (COA)    508-559-0060
Bridgewater (COA)    508-697-0929
E. Bridgewater (COA)    508-378-1610
W. Bridgewater (COA)    508-894-1262
Whitman (COA)    781-447-7619
Stoughton (COA)    781-344-8882
Easton (COA)    508-230-0540

What are the fares?

65 or older:    $2.50 each way within the same community.
$3.50 from one DIAL-A-BAT community to another DIAL-A-BAT community.
ADA Approved:    $2.50 each way within bat’s ADA service area.
$3.50 from one DIAL-A-BAT community to another DIAL-A-BAT community.

Groups of 6 or more people traveling together, to and from the same destination, ride for half fare.
Please have the exact fare since drivers cannot make change.

Ten Ride – Pass Books are available for $25 and $35 for the convenience of our passengers. For more information, please contact dial-a-bat at 508-584-5530.

dial-a-bat service for ADA eligible customers is provided in the City of Brockton with limited service in Easton, Stoughton, Abington, Whitman, West Bridgewater, and Avon for eligible customers traveling within ¾ of a mile of the regular scheduled fixed route bus. For more information in planning your trip and eligibility requirements, please call bat at 508-588-2240.

Limited service is available for ADA eligible customers on nights and weekends, comparable to our regular, fixed route service.

How do I get picked up?

Please be ready and watching for your van 15 minutes prior to your pick-up time. If you are not outside waiting, drivers will make their presence known by sounding the horn. Please help us maintain our schedule by being ready.

How do I get home?

If possible, reserve your return trip in advance. Otherwise, when you are ready to go home, just call us at 508-584-5530. In most cases dial-a-bat will pick you up in 45 minutes or less.

What about attendants and companions?

If you are disabled and need an attendant for assistance, that person can ride for free. Companions are limited to one and must pay the regular fare.

What about Boston hospitals?

Limited service is available to some Boston hospitals for medical treatment not available in the Brockton area. The cost is $7.50 each way or $15.00 round trip. Appointments can be made for Wednesdays and Fridays only. Please call before you make your appointment.

What if I need to go to Boston on the days dial-a-bat doesn’t go?

Please contact the MBTA’s RIDE program at 1-800-533-6282 to request an application or for further details.

What if my plans change?

If you find you have to cancel or reschedule your trip, you must notify us as soon as possible. That way, our vehicles will be free to serve other people.