The Sudbury Senior Center, in partnership with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, offers various transportation options:
- The Sudbury Connection wheelchair-accessible van service is available for residents who are aged 60 and older, or who are 18 and older with a disability.
- The FISH Volunteer Medical Transportation is available to all residents providing rides to medical appointments, including out of town appointments. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to utilize the service.
- The pilot program of Extended hours wheelchair accessible van service is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 PM.
The Sudbury Senior Center with Older American’s Act grant funding from BayPath Elder Services, also provides:
- The Sudbury Shuttle is a grant-funded wheelchair accessible van service that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a set route, with scheduled stops, including housing developments and shopping plazas, on Route 20 and Concord Road.
“Sudbury Connection” Van Service
The Sudbury Senior Center offers door-to-door, handicapped accessible van service Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (last pickup at about 3:30 PM). One to two Mondays each month transportation is offered to Market Basket and/or Walmart in Hudson. Van service is available to residents aged 60 and over and residents aged 18 and over with disabilities.
New Riders must complete a MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) application and set up a debit account for van fees. Applications can be mailed or emailed. Please call the MWRTA at 508-820-4650 or the Senior Center for more information at (978) 443-3055.
Van Riders will be given a copy of the Transportation Policies and Procedures and should be familiar with these when scheduling and riding on the van.
F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping) Volunteer Medical Transportation
When family and friends are unavailable, volunteers can drive people to medical appointments. Call 978-443-2145 at least one week in advance to schedule a ride. Leave your request on the answering machine and the F.I.S.H. coordinator will return your call.
Special Extended Hours Program with Dial-a-Ride
A special program supplements current transportation service with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 7:00 PM – through a Dial-a-Ride van service. The vans will be provided by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority contractor Kiessling Transportation. The program will also include the opportunity to reserve van rides to and from the MWRTA hub to link up with the Boston Hospital Shuttle on Tuesdays; and the opportunity to request a ride to meet the Framingham bus route in Nobscot Village, Framingham, and/or the Marlborough bus route at the Wayside Country Store in Marlborough.
Sudbury Shuttle (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
The Sudbury Shuttle runs along Route 20 from Target in Marlborough to Wayland Stop and Shop and then back again. The Shuttle also follow Concord Road north to stop at the Musketahquid Village Apartments, and optional stops at the Food Pantry and Goodnow Library.
The shuttle runs Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 8:35 AM – 3:30 PM each week. This pilot project is funded in part by Older American’s Act funds, awarded as a grant by BayPath Elder Services of Marlborough targeted to serve people 60 and over, as well as younger persons with a disability. Voluntary suggested donation per ride is $1 one way, though donations will not influence your ability to get a ride. Donation envelopes are available on the van. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, Outreach Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978 443 3055.
Click here for the Sudbury Shuttle Schedule (PDF).
Other Transportation Options in Sudbury
The following is a list of additional transportation options in the Sudbury area. This list does not constitute a recommendation, only information for an individual to consider for their needs. Should you need additional information, please call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 or contact the individual resources listed below.
- AAA Limousine (Sudbury): Market rate limo transportation as well as market rate taxi transportation. Hours are 9-5 and cost per trip is $20 ($30 to surrounding towns – 3 hour minimum). Contact directly for more information at 978-443-8925.
- Tommie’s Taxi (Framingham): Market rate taxi service as well as market rate, wheelchair accessible vans (drivers are specially trained). Contact directly at 508-872-3500 for more information.
- American Cancer Society: Provides volunteers who drive people needing transportation for cancer treatments. Person must be ambulatory and provide 48-hour notice prior to ride. This program services much of Massachusetts, but it is not guaranteed. Contact directly for more information at 1-800-952-7664; http://www.cancer.org.
- Mass Health (Medicaid) Medical Riders: This service is for MassHealth participant’s medical rides only. The person must be on SSI and not capable of taking the MBTA. To receive this service the doctor must fill a PT-1 form and send it to the local MassHealth (Medicaid) office. This entitles the person to 10 round trips. Each individual doctor the person needs to see must fill their own PT-1 form. Contact directly for more information at 1-800-854-9928).
- Suburban Med Ride: This service provides non-emergency, both chair and ambulatory, rides for medical appointments, adult day health, dialysis, and hospital discharges. The service area includes Greater Boston, South Shore, North Shore, and Metrowest and three business days are requested for scheduling. Contact directly for more information at 866-633-7433.
“Eligibility” can include the following, as relevant to the options listed: age (60 years+); disability (no age criteria; mental/physical disability); Veteran’s status; cancer diagnosis; other medical criteria.
Click here for: Transportation Resources for Medical Appointments (PDF document)