North American Indian Center of Boston Grandparents' Resource Guide

Transport­ation Resources


  • Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA)

    Comprehensive public transportation including subway, train, bus, commuter boat, and personal ride services for the disabled or anyone otherwise unable to use public transportation. Customer Support Services is available Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 8 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

  • MBTA Reduced Rate

    Passes for people with disabilities on the MBTA in the Boston metropolitan area are available.

  • MBTA Ride

    The Ride provides advance notice, door-to-door transportation to those who, because of mental, physical or sensory disability, are unable to use general public transportation. The Ride has wheel-chair equipped vans and covers the same service area as the T and Commuter Rail.

  • MBTA CharlieCard

    Available to all riders the CharlieCard stores value for standard fares and discounted monthly fares and is protected from damage, loss or theft. A CharlieCard may be purchased at the Downtown Crossing Station in the CharlieCard Store open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm.

  • MBTA Senior CharlieCard

    Seniors age 65 and older ride at a reduced rate using the Senior CharlieCard that may be purchased at the Downtown Crossing Station in the CharlieCard Store open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm.

  • Student CharlieCard

    Student CharlieCards are available at participating junior high and high schools and may be obtained through the school administration. Students pay half fare on all bus, subway, express bus, and commuter rail zones in 1A, 1 and 2 on school days.

  • MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA)

    Provides transportation to the 495/Metro West suburbs of Boston including Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston.

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City of Boston

  • Taxi Discount Coupon Program

    The Elderly Commission partners with Boston Police Department Hackney Division to provide an affordable transportation option. Under this program, City of Boston residents age 65 and over, as well as disabled residents of all ages may purchase coupon books worth $10 at a cost of $5 per book (a 50% discount) for all taxis licensed by the City of Boston. Coupon books can be purchased at Boston City Hall, Room 271, or at various sites throughout the city. Please call for more information.

  • Senior Shuttle

    The Senior Shuttle offers free door-to-door transportation service to Boston Senior residents age 60 and over. Rides are offered to non-emergency medical appointments. Several Senior Shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Kit Clark Senior Services

  • Kit Clark Program

    Lift-equipped vans provide transportation between seniors’ homes and program sites for adult day health, memory loss, congregate nutrition, and program related recreation programs.

  • Shuttle service to medical appointments

    Kit Clark vans also provide shuttle service between home and doctors appointments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Bowdoin Street Health Center, and the Kit Clark/Bowdoin Street Senior Health Center.

  • Additional transportation services

    Kit Clark contracts with a variety of vendors to provide rides to seniors with medical, mental health, addiction recovery, and housing needs.