Brookline Transportation Program with GoGoGrandparent

This program offers 4 subsidized rides per month with GoGoGrandparent, a national company that provides dispatch service for Uber/Lyft vehicles in our area from your landline or “flip” phone. The program is currently limited to income eligible seniors, aged 60 and over (individual $70,750 maximum: couple $80,850 maximum). The Brookline Program will offer four discounted rides per month of up to $10 per ride. The passenger will pay the first $2; the coupon will pay up to the next $10. This option will be available 24/7 but is limited to trips within Brookline and to select medical facilities. 

For more information on the above program, contact Maria Foster, Transportation Coordinator for the Council on Aging at 617-730-2644 or at mfoster@brooklinema.gov

Brookline Transportation Program with Lyft

This program offers 4 subsidized rides per month on Lyft to older adults in Brookline. The program is currently limited to income eligible seniors, aged 60 and over (individual $70,750 maximum; couple $80,850 maximum). Lyft is a ridesharing transportation company that offers curb-to-curb service nationwide. The Brookline Program will offer four discounted rides per month of up to $10 per ride. The passenger will pay the first $2; the coupon will pay up to the next $10. The coupon will automatically download each month into the Lyft app on your smartphone. This option will be available 24/7 without any restrictions on miles or pick up location.

For more information on the above program, contact Maria Foster, Transportation Coordinator for the Council on Aging at 617-730-2644 or at mfoster@brooklinema.gov

Medical Transportation

The Brookline Senior Center is working with Modern Ride (a local taxi cab company) to continue to provide non-emergency medical transportation services to older residents. Transportation requests to medical appointments should be left on 617-879-4878, our new medical transportation phone line, at least 3-30 business days in advance. Please leave your name and phone number with detailed  appointment information. Your request will be confirmed within 24 hours. This service is curb-to-curb and available for rides within the Town of Brookline and to select medical facilities (including the Longwood Medical    Area, Harvard Vanguard-Kenmore, Mass General, Mass Eye & Ear, Faulkner Hospital, Boston Medical Center, the VA Hospital, and St. Elizabeth’s). It will also serve those looking to get to vaccine appointments. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Need a Ride to the Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance.  

Many of you have been asking and we are happy to let you know that donations are once again welcome on the Elderbus and Van to help offset the cost of gas. As always, we appreciate your support!

"The Ride"

MBTA provides special door-to-door service for those senior citizens and handicapped passengers unable to ride conventional transit services. Reservations for "The Ride" can be made by calling the MBTA. Reservations must be made 1 day in advance and the cost is typically $1.25 per ride.
Ph: 617-222-5123

H.E.L.P. Program

The H.E.L.P Program provides escorts and limited transportation.
Ph: 617-730-2752

PARC

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.
View more PARC information.