Transportation

Overview

The Council on Aging helps provide transportation to Woburn Seniors age 60 and older. Transportation offered by the Council on Aging (COA) is funded by the City of Woburn and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), along with a grant from the MA Department of Transportation Mobility Assistance Project. (MADOT – MAP)

The Woburn COA Transportation Department is committed to helping seniors retain their independence by offering transportation assistance.

Location

The Transportation Department is located at the

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30

What do we offer?

The COA has a van program that serves the needs of groups of seniors traveling to and from programs at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. This is a free service, funded by the City and the MADOT.

The Senior Discount Taxi Program offers assistance in paying for taxi travel by contracting flat rates and by helping low income seniors pay for the contracted fares. The Taxi program is designed to transport individuals at their convenience. Read more.

Our Services

Senior Van Service

The COA has three (3) ten passenger, handicapped accessible vans with wheelchair lifts that offer daily “curb to curb” service to Center programs. “Curb to curb” service is for independent passengers: drivers do not offer assistance into or out of the home or Senior Center. Mobility aids such as walkers are suggested, and drivers will safely store and retrieve them. Passengers must meet the Senior Center Standards of Independence, or be accompanied by a capable assistant. A family member, friend, or paid caregiver, is welcome to travel on the van to help a senior.

The vans operate on a schedule based on Center programming. Times are approximate, subject to change at any time, and may not be available due to weather conditions.

 

Current Van Schedule:

Monday,Wednesday and Friday 

Pickups at 9am and 11am

Return at 12pm and 2pm

Tuesday and Thursday

Pickups at 9,10 and 11am

Return 12,2 and 3pm

Taxi Program

Any Woburn Senior aged 60 and above is welcome to join the Program. The COA has contracted flat rates for travel to locations in and around Woburn. For a yearly registration fee of $5, participants are given an ID card entitling them to these flat rates. The current rate contracted for rides in Woburn for any reason is $8.00 for a one-way trip.

Seniors providing proof of being low income under Federal guidelines (currently $48,800 for an individual, $55,800 for a married couple) may purchase vouchers for a one-way trip in Woburn for $3 each. The City and EEOA pay the additional $5.00. Up to 20 vouchers may be purchased at the $3 rate; unlimited additional vouchers may be purchased for the regular ($8.00) rate. Voucher rides outside of the City are for medical reasons only, although members always receive 20% off of Checker Cab’s regular fares when traveling to locations not listed on rate sheets.

The Taxi Office is open from Monday through Thursday from 9 AM until 12 Noon. The office is closed Fridays.

Vouchers prepared during Taxi Office hours may be picked up at the Reception Office during regular Center hours. Vouchers left in Reception must be paid by check before or at time of pickup.

Additional Information

The Ride

The RIDE is operated by the MBTA. The Woburn Senior Center is not affiliated with The RIDE. For more information, please visit the MBTA website.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us during regular business hours with any and all questions.

For general questions: 781-897-5964

or email our Transportation Coordinator Meghan Rodriguez

To Schedule a ride on one of our vans: 781-897-5964; please notify us at least 48 hours in advance.

For questions about the Senior Discount Taxi Program: 781-897-5970