Brookline Lyft Pilot Program

The Brookline Senior Center is pleased to announce another new transportation option for residents. This pilot program operates through a partnership with the ride-hailing company Lyft. Social work or TRIPPS staff at the Brookline Senior Center can book a ride for qualifying seniors.

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Brookline Lyft Pilot Program

Who can use this option?

Brookline resident seniors can use this option in the following instances. Unexpected need for transportation to or from (non-emergency) medical appointments, non-medical emergencies as determined by social work staff, participants in Senior Center programs running at times when the Elder Bus and Senior Center Van are not, and seniors who have smartphones but have never used Lyft and would like to try it for the first time.

How much does it cost?

This program was sponsored by fundraising efforts and generous donations. The rides are free.

When is this option available?

Please call the Senior Center during office hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm).

How far ahead do you need to plan?

Whenever possible, please call at least one week prior to your appointment.

What accommodations are available?

When you call, you will be asked if there are special accommodations needed.

Contact details

Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St.
617-730-2777 (ask to speak to a TRIPPS representative or social worker)

Advance Planning

Same day, Next day, 2+ days in advance

Cost

Free / low-cost

Service Area

Service Types

Curb-to-curb, Dial-a-Ride

Trip Purpose

All trip types

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles?

No

Brookline Lyft Pilot Program

The Senior Center staff person will call you prior to your pick up and give you the name or your driver and the license plate number, make and model of the car.  You must be outside your residence 5 minutes prior to pick-up.

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