Other Transportation Programs
Many Councils on Aging have vans that offer local transportation. Please contact your local COA to learn more about their transportation options. They are there to assist you.
According to the CDC in 2017, there were almost 44 million licensed drivers aged 65 and older in the United States. This is a 63% increase from 1999. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. There are steps that older adults can take to stay safer on the roads. One way is to plan for your transportation retirement. Use the CDC's My Mobility Plan to learn what you can do to stay independent.
You may also find the booklet Before You Give Up the Keys, Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence helpful when planning your future transportation needs.
Massachusetts Ride Match
Massachusetts Ride Match is a one-stop searchable directory of public, private and accessible transportation options in Massachusetts.
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) Office of Special Services provides an array of transportation services to include the following: ADA and Non-ADA EZ Trans services – small vans. Everyone over 60 can apply for Non-ADA EZ Trans. Others with cognitive and physical disabilities can receive an ADA EZ Trans. There is a wide offering of service hours. You must be pre-approved, but there is no cost to apply. Sign up today.
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
Right at Home - Senior Transportation Services
Right at Home also offers another option for transportation by partnering with a national transportation provider: Right at Home Transport, powered by Lyft.
Go Go Grandparent
GoGoGrandparent connects seniors to ride sharing services like Lyft. Soon we'll be doing the same thing for meals, groceries and medicine. We want to make a virtual caregiving platform that delays or even ends the need to hire a caregiving agency or move into a retirement community.
Do you have a Jitterbug phone? If so, check out GreatCall Rides, the easy-to-use ride service that’s more convenient and affordable than a taxi. It’s a partnership with Lyft, the trusted, nationwide car service. Simply dial "0" on any Jitterbug phone to request a ride from a live Personal Operator who'll provide an estimate before you book your ride. And because the fare will be added to your next GreatCall bill, there’s no need to tip or carry cash. Watch our YouTube video.
Partners Healthcare Shuttle from North Station to Mass General Hospital
Take the commuter rail or either the Green or Orange subway line to North Station. Visit the official MBTA website, for detailed transit information. If you are commuting by subway/commuter rail you should consider getting one of the real-time apps that track real-time schedules and disruptions.
Then take the Partners Shuttle to Mass General Hospital.
Transportation from South Station to Mass General Hospital from the Newburyport Area
Take the C&J bus to South Station. Passengers can buy tickets in advance, but advance purchase does not reserve a seat for a particular bus. Travel aboard C&J’s non-reservation service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-reservation tickets may be used at any time for travel between the destination points indicated on the ticket while valid. All tickets are open-ended with the exception of multi-ride passes and same-day round-trip tickets. One-way tickets are valid within six months of the date of purchase.
From South Station, take the Red Line to the Charles/MGH stop. The cost is $3 and the ride is generally 7 minutes.