DIAL-A-BAT serves the elderly and disabled population in Brockton, Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Stoughton, Whitman and parts of Easton, Hanson and Rockland.
- 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.
- 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).
How to Request a Ride
To arrange a trip in Brockton, call DIAL-A-BAT before 4:00 pm, 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.
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.
Return trips must be booked in advance. You can schedule the time you would like Dial-A-Bat to come pick you up. Please be ready and watching for your van 15 minutes prior to your return 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.
ADA – $3.00 each way within the ADA service area. $4.00 to go beyond the ADA service Area to one of BAT’s communities.
Seniors – $3.00 each way within the same community. $4.00 from one community to another community.
Automated Fare Collection will begin September 2020. Read more here.
Groups of 6+ 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 $30 and $40 for the convenience of our passengers. For more information, please contact DIAL-A-BAT at 508-584-5530.
Personal care attendants ride for free. Companions are limited to one and must pay the regular fare.
Cancellation and No Show Policy
If you need to cancel your ride, please call us at least an hour in advance of your reservation. See our full policy here.
Program Areas and Hours
ADA Service Hours
*Only the parts of Avon, Abington, Whitman, Stoughton, and Easton that are within the ADA corridor.
Senior Service Hours
Boston Hospital Service
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 only. Please call before you make your appointment.
If you need to get to Boston on days when DIAL-A-BAT doesn’t go, contact the MBTA’s RIDE program at 1-800-533-6282 to request an application or for further details.
Excessively Long Trips
Excessively long trips are defined as over 70 minutes for ADA trips and over 90 minutes for non-ADA trips.