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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. ...continue reading "Transit smartphone app makes using the T a breeze"

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!"

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”"

For many years, the Rotary Club has hosted a Dancing with the Brookline Stars event, which pairs local Brookline residents with professional dancers to perform ballroom dance routines to help raise money for both their designated charities and the rotary club. In November 2016, they hosted their fourth such annual event. ...continue reading "Dancing for Senior Transportation!"

trigcoverTRIPPS is excited to announce the release of the first edition of our Senior Transportation Resource Guide! The brand new guide includes profiles of over 30 options, including information on cost, hours, coverage areas, eligibility, accessibility, contact details, and much more. ...continue reading "Senior Transportation Resource Guide is now available!"

mbtapilotThe MBTA's RIDE is partnering with Uber and Lyft to test ridesharing and see if it can provide a less expensive and more reliable way for some trips, during a one year pilot which began in Boston and a few neighboring communities. ...continue reading "Accessible Transportation & Ride-Hailing in Greater Boston"

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Want to take the TRIPPS Challenge by going with a group of like-minded, adventurous folks? Join us for one of our Field TRIPPS this fall!

On October 21st, our group of intrepid travelers will travel from both Newton and Brookline to Copley Square via the MBTA Green Line. We'll leave in the morning (after the rush hour dies down), join an Art and Architecture tour at the Boston Public Library, and explore the Friday Farmer's Market.

...continue reading "Join us Oct 21st for our outing to Copley Square!"

tc2016This fall, TRIPPS is offering seniors in Brookline and Newton an exciting challenge: pick a destination, and travel there in a way that is new to you!

The only rule is that you must make your trip without driving yourself. You can take the T, ride a bus, call The RIDE, catch a lift with a friend, walk, bike, hail a taxi, use a ride-hailing app, hire a driver… If you need ideas or any help planning your trip, send us an email or give your friendly neighborhood TRIPPS Transit Advisor a call at 617-730-2644. We are waiting to hear from you and are eager to help you take the Challenge. ...continue reading "Take the “TRIPPS Challenge” this fall!"

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