Transportation

How to Get Around 

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Yellow Voucher Transportation Program

    Transportation will be offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. With last year's addition of village centers, the City of Newton is almost totally accessible to you by our transportation program!

    Here's where you can go:

    -
Grocery shopping to any of the Newton markets

    -Library (including Sundays, except in July and August)

    -City Hall

    -The Senior Center

    -Houses of worship within Newton for religious services only

    -Long term care facilities within Newton to visit a loved one (limited to 2 times per week)

    -Any "Over 55" Parks and Recreation program throughout Newton

    -Any city held program within the city of Newton, any day, any time

    -Medical appointments, including mental health appointments, within Newton

    -Medical appointments outside of Newton at the following places:

  •  Wellesley: anywhere on Walnut Street, 1-45 Washington Street, 173, 195, and 230 Worcester Street
  •  Chestnut Hill: 830, 850, and 1244 Boylston Street
  •  Faulkner Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  •  VA Hospital West Roxbury
  •  VA Hospital South Huntington Ave.

    -Village Centers within the following addresses:
    

  • Auburndale: 2040 Commonwealth Ave - 2122 Commonwealth Ave, 422 Lexington St - 427 Lexington St, 271 Auburn St - 349 Auburn St
  • Chestnut Hill: 280 Boylston St - 1184 Boylston St, 525 Hammond St - 615 Hammond St (includes Post Office on corner of Middlesex Road)
  • Newton Centre: 821 Centre St - 1148 Centre St, 10 Langley Rd - 82 Langley Rd, 714 Beacon St - 847 Beacon St, 10 Union St - 43 Union St
  • Newton Corner: 257 Centre St - 447 Centre St, 275 Washington St - 399 Washington St
  • Newton Highlands: 1149 Walnut St - 1203 Walnut St, 1 Lincoln St - 63 Lincoln St
  • Newton Lower Falls: 2000 Washington St - 2366 Washington St
  • Newton Upper Falls: 1185 Chestnut St - 1225 Chestnut St
  • Newtonville: 241 Walnut St - 345 Walnut St, 743 Washington St - 897 Washington St
  • Nonantum: 291 Watertown St - 420 Watertown St
  • Oak Hill: 663 Saw Mill Brook Parkway - 675 Saw Mill Brook Parkway
  • Thompsonville: 386 Langley Road - Route 9
  • Waban: 1625 Beacon St - 1651 Beacon St, 4 Windsor St - 10 Windsor St, 69 Wyman St - 87 Wyman St
  • West Newton: 1239 Washington St - 1391 Washington St
  • Needham Street: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

    Requirements:
    You must be 60 years or older and a City of Newton resident

    Here is how it works:
    Purchase vouchers in advance by either coming into the Senior Center or by mailing a check to the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville, 02460. Include your full name, address, and number of vouchers you are purchasing. When the check is received, the vouchers will be mailed immediately. Or vouchers can be purchased over the phone using a credit card. A contribution of $4 per voucher is requested, but for those who cannot afford that amount, we ask for $2 per voucher. Those who cannot contribute $2 may ask for a Transportation Exemption from the Center.

    You will need one voucher for each ride and rider. Riders are driven on an individual basis either in a taxi for van.

    Reservations are required and should be made 3 business days in advance for all destinations, except the Newton Senior Center which should be made by 4:00 p.m. the previous day. Please call 617-796-1288 to make all reservations. Riders may be put on a regular schedule for any of the services offered (same day, time and destination, daily or weekly).

    All transportation is provided through a contract that the Department of Senior Services has with Veterans Taxi.

    Questions? Please contact Alice Bailey, 617-796-1664, or email.

    Other Transportation Services

    Service

    Phone

    Destinations

    Days

    Hours

    Eligible

    Cost

    The Ride Registration 617-337-2727 Reservations 877-765-7433
    Or website
    Within Route 128 7 Days Per Week 5am – 1am
    Call By 5pm
    One Day in Advance
    Disabled Pre Approved $4-$5 Each Way

         
    Med Escort (Springwell) 617-926-4100 x246 Greater Boston Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm Reservations At Least One Week in Advance 60+ Ambulatory $4 Requested Donation Each Way; Volunteer Drivers

           
    American Cancer Society 800-227-2345 New England Monday – Friday 3 Days in Advance All ambulatory Cancer Patients (portable wheelchairs/walkers OK) No Charge
    Volunteer Drivers
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