A company called Busy Bee once provided low-cost or free medical transportation during business hours to seniors throughout Greater Boston. Unfortunately, last month, they announced that they were going out of business effective immediately. This announcement left many seniors struggling to get to their medical appointments.

Springwell is the Area Agency on Aging that covers Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. They recently put together a plan to help support seniors who formerly would have relied on Busy Bee for medical transportation during the week. ...continue reading "Temporary program in place to support former Busy Bee customers in Greater Boston"

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We have expanded, revised, and added information to the TRIPPS Resource Guide! Now you can find information about new ride-hailing apps like Safr and entries on connecting to the airport and trains, grocery store delivery services, and apps for tracking fixed route transit systems like the MBTA buses and trains. This robust print publication can be found in PDF form here.

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Dozens of MBTA apps are available out there for commuters and passengers. But now, only one — the aptly named Transit App — has the Massachusetts public transportation agency's official endorsement.

The Transit app utilizes the T's open real-time data, featuring upcoming departure times for all nearby transit, as well as a trip planner that shows you the best route to take. The app also has an offline mode that allows riders to access schedules even while underground, without data or service. And so you don't miss your stop, it also enables riders to set up notifications for stops on their route. The app further includes ride-hailing and bike-share options.

Even better, you can take the Transit appon the road with you when you're out of town. The app supports travel in over 125 cities, including Boston, NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, LA, SF, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and many more across North America and Europe.


  • Know when your next subway or bus is arriving with real-time predictions
  • Plan A-to- B trips with ease.
  • See exactly where your bus or train is on the map in real-time.
  • Get push notifications if service disruptions will affect your commute
  • Launch GO for step-by- step navigation when you’re on an unfamiliar route.
  • Receive departure alarms and stop notifications as well as prompts to pick up the pace in GO.
  • View schedules and route itineraries. Even offline.
  • Locate bike share stations, see the number of bikes available, pay for passes, and unlock bikes (in select cities).
  • Check ETAs for the closest Uber and request a ride.
  • Find nearby car share vehicles and book one.
  • Support for all transportation modes: bus / metro / subway / light rail / streetcar / train / Uber / bikeshare / car2go / ferry

Why not visit your device's app store today and give it a try?

If you need help or have questions, feel free to give us a call or drop us an email, and one of our trained volunteers will get back to you!

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As of September 1st, 2016, a few changes will take place at the MBTA Charlie Card Store at the Downtown Crossing T station.


...continue reading "Changes at the Charlie Card Store"

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mass-idAre 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"

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coolThis 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!"

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drJune2016On 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.

Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on YouTube!

...continue reading "What are some non-driving transportation options for seniors?"

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panelOn Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, six panelists came together at the Brookline Senior Center to talk about driving retirement, the importance of early planning, and strategies for helping seniors navigate the transition.

Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on our YouTube channel! ...continue reading "Panel of experts offers perspectives, advice on planning for driving retirement"

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Snowy road"Driving retirement” is similar to retirement from work or any other life transition. Change is always hard, and each change brings with it its own set of not only challenges, but also rewards. ...continue reading "What is “Driving Retirement”?"

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