Transportation

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Shuttle Service

The Council on Aging will advertise for specific events when we will be using our shuttle van. For these events the shuttle will pick people up at the Sacred Heart Church parking lot 1/2 hour before the event and will return you to your car 1/2 hour after the event. Avoid parking hassles and use this convenient option!

 

   
Council on Aging Medical Van

 

Free transportation to medical appointments within Waltham is available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Make reservations as soon as possible. The van provides curb to curb service. Wheelchair service is available. If having outpatient surgery, rider must provide for his/her own ride home. There is no tipping, but voluntary donations are accepted. Transportation for handicapped clients under age 60 is subject to availability.

 

Council on Aging Shopping Bus

 

Available on Thursdays at 8:20 a.m. to Hannaford Market and 12:20 p.m. to Shaw's Market. Each shopping trip is 1 hour 15 minutes. Call the senior center to reserve a space. There is no charge for this service, yet voluntary donations are accepted.

 

Council on Aging Taxi Voucher Discount Program

 

Taxi vouchers are available to all Waltham residents over the age of 60. Proof of age is required and your initial purchase must be made in person. The cost is $5.00 for a book of $10.00 vouchers. S.S.I. recipients pay $2.50 per book. S.S.I. proof required.

 

Suburban Med-Ride

This service provider's contract will end September 30, 2013. They will be replaced with Concern Company. You must be at least 60 years of age to qualify for transportation to most destinations in the Greater Boston area. Call 1-866-633-7433 for more information.

 

Concern Company Inc.

Concern Company will be replacing Suburban Med Ride starting October 1, 2013. Springwell, the Area Agency on Aging for Waltham, funds medical transportation for Waltham residents age 60 and over, who need a medical ride outside the City of Waltham. This service remains free, although a voluntary confidential donation of $4.00 for each one way trip is requested. The new phone number to call for a ride is  1-617-304-4131.

MBTA Reduced Pass Program

Senior citizens qualify for reduced fare on all MBTA service with a Senior Citizen ID card. For more information call 617-222-5438 or TTY 617-222-5854. As of February 2011, subway service at most stations is 60 cents and regular local bus service is 40 cents.

 

MBTA - The Ride

Transportation for those who because of a mental, physical, or sensory disability are unable to use general public transportation. Applicants must provide a doctor's letter. Applications are available at the Council on Aging office.