Special Services for the Elderly

Brookline Elderbus

Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging, the Brookline Elderbus is a local bus service for senior citizens that has been operating since the 1970’s. Buses run every hour between approximately 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, stopping at numerous shopping, medical, and recreational locations, including the Brookline Senior Center. More information is available here.


The TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors) program was begun in 2015 in Brookline and Newton, Massachusetts with the underlying concept that most seniors need individualized, personal support in order to transition successfully from being a driver to being a passenger. More information is available here.

The Ride

The MBTA also offers a special door-to-door service for those senior citizens and handicapped passengers unable to ride conventional transit services. Information on the RIDE including eligibility, reservations, and cost can be found here.

PARC (For Care-givers)

The PARC Program was developed by the Brookline Council on Aging (COA) in conjunction with the Brookline Transportation Department to address the parking needs of caregivers who serve the residents of Brookline. More information is available here.