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The Brookline Senior Center is pleased to announce that they are now able to offer free transportation for eye care appointments. This program operates under the auspices of the HELP Program (Brookline’s subsidized home care program for seniors). ...continue reading "iCare program helps Brookline residents get to eye appointments"

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by Lea Mannion

Two recent updates to the MBTA service have been life-changing--or at least day changing!--for many of us that use public transit regularly: changes to the Silver Line and Signage. ...continue reading "S & S on public transportation in Boston"

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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. ...continue reading "Climate & the Transportation Sector Listening Sessions"

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Call center graphicStarting in July 2017, customer service inquiries to the MBTA are being answered not by MBTA employees, but by employees of a for-profit Salisbury, North Carolina corporation that was fined $100,000 by the MBTA in May 2017 for "a series of contract violations."  ...continue reading "Customers wary of MBTA’s new customer service contractor"

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At a board meeting on June 26, 2017, the MBTA provided more detail on its plans for installing new, federally-mandated crash prevention measures. ...continue reading "MBTA commuter rail shutdowns to begin in July 2017"

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You're invited to an ice cream social hosted by TRIPPS! Want to plan a summer getaway but don’t want to drive? Come hear about various day trips in and around Boston that you can get to without a car. ...continue reading "Car-free Day Trips & Sweet Dips"

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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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PHOTO BY NATHAN FRIED-LIPSKI

Join us on May 23rd for a talk by Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio titled Keeping People Mobile Today and Tomorrow: Research at the MIT AgeLab. She will describe the purpose and perspective of the MIT AgeLab and present the results of several recent projects. ...continue reading "Join us on May 23rd as we welcome the MIT AgeLab!"

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The MBTA is inviting the public to come have a look at the new Orange Line mockup car. The vehicle will be available to be viewed by the public on Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. ...continue reading "Come check out the new Orange line vehicles!"

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UPDATE: Significant developments have emerged in the story of this ride-hailing company. See the Boston Globe or Patch for details.

We may be seeing some movement on the planned launch of the innovative Safr ride-hailing app, which is very similar to other ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft but will offer only female passengers rides in cars driven only by women. According to the Boston Globe, Safr is now "organizing private tests in Boston and plans to launch publicly this spring, despite questions about whether its business model is legal." ...continue reading "Safr app bills itself as “Ride-Hailing for Women”"

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