Transportation Information

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IMPORTANT: Please book all van rides at least 2 business days in advance. 

Van Service To Council on Aging Temporary Program Sites Starting in March

The Council on Aging Van will transport you to and from your home to all COA program sites. $3 round trip

Van Service for Every Day Living

Get your errands completed! We can transport you from your home to the hairdresser/barber shop, bank, shopping, or to visit a friend. 2 stops are okay. Service within Arlington only. $6 round trip.

Van Service for Local Medical Appointments

The Council on Aging Van can take you to your medical appointments in Arlington. $6 round trip.

Dial a Ride Taxi Program

A subsidized transportation program going anywhere in Arlington (Monday thru Saturday). Registration is required, with an annual membership fee of $20.00. Cost for a one-way ticket is $5.00. Apply and buy tickets on the COA van or call the COA directly. Once registered, rides are scheduled through the taxi company directly call for taxi one business day prior to ride.

Medical Escort Service (MES)

If your medical appointment is outside of Arlington or you are having a special procedure, a Volunteer Medical Escort may be an option. Volunteer drivers utilize their personal vehicles to transport passengers to medical appointments. Service area includes Arlington and surrounding communities. Passengers are responsible to pay for the service fee in addition to parking fees and tolls. Call the COA to schedule your MES ride at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Not all requests can be guaranteed. Cost in Arlington $6 round trip. Cost to surrounding communities, including Boston, is $20 round trip.

Medical Rides for Cancer Related Appointments

Free rides to local hospitals or medical facilities including Boston are available . No cost to the participant, funded through the Sanborn Foundation. For Sanborn rides call Shannon Murphy 781-316-3404.


We host occasional Senior Charlie Card Events at the COA. Call us to add your name to the list.