We received a message recently from a senior who had been using the Uber smartphone app to hail rides around town. ...continue reading "Contacting customer service at Uber"
TRIPPS is helping to offer two reduced-fare Charlie Card events at local senior centers in November 2016. ...continue reading "Senior Charlie Card events at the Senior Center"
Are you worried that giving up your driver's license will leave you without legal identification? Fear not!
Seniors who do not have a Massachusetts driver's license can get a Massachusetts ID card from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Massachusetts ID cards look similar to driver's licenses; however, they do not extend any driving privileges. This ID card is an official form of identity, signature, and age that is accepted anywhere that a driver's license is accepted as identification. You can use this ID to cash checks, collect mail at the post office, travel on airplanes, and everything else, the same as if you had a driver's license. ...continue reading "Massachusetts RMV identification cards"
We invite you to read our Summer 2016 Newsletter, for all the latest on the TRIPPS program!
This week is a scorcher in New England, with 90+ degree temperatures and dry air. Area heat advisories warn people to keep cool and avoid pushing themselves too much. ...continue reading "Feeling the heat? Get some relief!"
The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released an amendment to its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, for a 30-day public-review period, and will be accepting comments from members of the public through August 10, 2016. ...continue reading "Amendment to Long-Range Transportation Plan Available for Public Review"
Join MassMobility at their next forum on volunteer driver programs on July 19!
The agenda will include a discussion about using software to schedule rides, as well as discussions about liability and insurance options. ...continue reading "MassMobility to host Volunteer Driver Program Forum"
The Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging (MCOA) is urgently asking for your help in protecting SHINE, this critical, volunteer-driven program for seniors. The bill, which cuts off funding for the SHINE program, has already passed the Senate and is now making its way to the House. ...continue reading "MCOA wants your help in protecting the SHINE program"
On June 16th, 2016, five panelists gathered at the Brookline Senior Center to share with the public their expertise and experienced getting around without driving. The panelists all use a combination of various options, including walking, cycling, taking the T, riding the bus, using The RIDE, and using ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Fasten. ...continue reading "What are some non-driving transportation options for seniors?"