Transportation Options in the Mid State Region

Located in the Heart of New Hampshire, the Mid-State Region offers numerous transportation options to get residents where they need to go.  The Mid-State Region encompasses all of Belknap County, Merrimack County with the exception of Hooksett and Hillsborough, Windsor and Deering in Hillsborough County.

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Wondering how to get started? First, you will need to create an account with the NH Rideshare Portal. Accounts within the portal are confidential and only the contact information you choose will be distributed to other users looking for carpooling matches. Once created, you will need to add your commuting route and preferences to be matched up with other commuters in your area. You then have the choice to contact who you’d like to commute with and see if they’re a good fit.

Emergency Ride Home Program

Worried that you’ll get stuck somewhere without a ride? CommuteSmart NH, in partnership with the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC), offers an emergency ride home program to ensure access to transportation in case of an emergency. All you have to do is take a rideshare (Uber, Lyft), taxi or rental car in an emergency, and then submit your receipt and the ERH form for reimbursement. You may submit up to six (6) request per 12 month period, no more than two (2) days in any month, for a maximum reimbursement of $70 per occurrence.

Information on the program and the reimbursement form can be found on NH Rideshare in the main menu under “Documents”. You must have an account with NH Rideshare in order to be eligible. Questions can be forwarded to