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The Council on Aging (COA) provides the following transportation services to Arlington seniors ages 60 years of age or older.  All COA van rides must be scheduled 48 hours in advance (with the exception of medical rides, which require 72 hours advance notice) and rides are subject to availability.  COA Van tickets and Taxi coupons must be purchased in advance at the COA during business hours or by mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check made payable to: The Arlington Council on Aging, 27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA 02476.  The COA van is wheelchair accessible with a lift.  To schedule a COA Van ride, please call the COA at 781-316-3400.  To schedule a taxi ride, please call Arlmont Taxi Service at 781-643-7600

 CoA Van transportation services within Arlington    

Rides to Senior Center

 

Cost: $1.50 per ticket.

 

Each ticket provides a one-way ride.

                      

 

 

Curb-side service from your home to the Arlington Senior Center. Visit with friends, socialize, participate in a program, health and wellness class, or join us for lunch.


Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

             Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
                       

Van Service for Local Errands


Cost: $3.00 each way


Rider must present 2 tickets for a one-way ride.                        

 

 

Curb-side service from your home to locations within the Arlington Town limits. This service is great for visiting with friends, hairdresser appointments, banking, local shopping, etc.


Hours: Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
                   

Medical Appointments (Arlington)

 

Cost: $7.50 each way           

 

Rides must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance. Call as early as possible to guarantee your medical ride

 

 

Curb-side service from your home to local area medical appointments (including Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge (limited area), Lexington, Medford, and Winchester).

 

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

            Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.

 

 Medical appointments  

Medical Appointments (Arlington)

 

Cost: $3.50 each way

 

Rides must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance. Call as early as possible to guarantee your medical ride

 

Curb-side service from your home to Arlington medical appointments

 

Hours:Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.

 

Medical Appointments (Out of Town - Limited Area)

 

Cost: $10.00 each way

 

Rides must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance. Call as early as possible to guarantee your medical ride

 

Curb-side service from your home to local area medical appointments (including Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge (limited area), Lexington, Medford, and Winchester).  Boston is NOT included in this service area.

 

Hours:Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.

 

COA Volunteer Medical Escort Service for Medical Appointments (Arlington, Out-of-Town, including Boston)


A Volunteer Medical Escort, in their own vehicle, will drive seniors to their medical appointment, locally, as well as in Boston. The Senior is responsible for parking costs and tolls, if they apply, as well as a fee in the amount of $7.00 for a local (Arlington) medical appointment or $20.00 for out-of-town or Boston appointment.


Rides must be scheduled at least one week in advance, by calling the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400, and are subject to availability.

 

Cancer Related Medical Appointment Transportation Services


Medical appointments for Cancer treatments at local hospitals or medical facilities, including Boston, is available through a Sanborn Foundation Grant. Rides may be provided via our COA Van, Medical Escort, or Taxi Service. Please call the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400 for details.

 

 Other transportation services - offered outside the coa
Stop & Shop Bus                 A School bus picks up seniors 60 years of age and older in Arlington on Tuesday Mornings for grocery shopping.  Call the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400.              
“The Ride” by MBTA

 

 Door-to-door service is available for those unable to use general transportation due to physical or mental disability.  The fee for this service is $4 for a one-way ride within the transportation zone.  Call the MBTA at 617-337-2727 for an eligibility appointment.
 

MBTA Senior Charlie Card

 

Reduced fare on MBTA bus/subway for seniors  65 years of age or older.  Also a TAP Charliecard is available for younger disabled persons.  Go to CharlieCard Store at Downtown Crossing on the Orange and Red lines or call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 for details.
Private-Pay Home Care Services

 

 May include escort and ride to errands and appointments.  Call the Council on Aging at 781-316-3400 for details.
Arlington Housing Authority  (AHA)

 

 Offers Van Service for AHA Residents.  Call 718-643-3400 for details.

Minuteman Senior Services

 Offers rides for home care clients.  Call 781-272-7177 for details
 Door-to-Door (SCM)   Offers private pay rides for Seniors.  Please call 617-625-1191 for pricing and details.

 Dial-A-Ride Taxi (DART) Service  

DART provides seniors ages 62 years of age or older transportation anywhere within the Arlington town limits through the COA's contracted taxi service . This program operates Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday noon to 6:00 pm.

 

The Dial-a-Ride Taxi program runs annually from July 1st through June 30th, and is made possible in part by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which subsidizes the cost of each taxi ride. Annual registration for membership is mandatory. Each participant must complete a CDBG Client Beneficiary Form, and attach a copy of proof of age 62 years of age or older (i.e. Birth Certificate, ID, Passport, or Drivers License - active or expired).
There is an annual membership fee of: $20.00. Fee subject to change.

 

One-Way taxi coupons may be purchased in advance for a fee of $5.00 per coupon.   Fee subject to change.  A maximum of 10 coupons per month is available to each participant. Rides must be scheduled one business day in advance by calling Arlmont Taxi Service at 781-643-7600. Sorry, no refunds are available for un-used or expired tickets.