Amy Snow Van Driver

Van Transportation

This door-to-door, handicapped accessible service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (last pickup at about 3:30 PM).  On the two Mondays each month we provide transportation to a shopping location outside of Sudbury – Market Basket in Hudson on 2nd Mondays and WalMart in Hudson on last Mondays.  Van service is available to seniors and people with disabilities who live in Sudbury.   New Riders must complete a MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) application and send a check (to MWRTA) to set up an account for van donations.  Applications can be mailed or emailed.  Please call the Senior Center for more information at (978) 443-3055.

Once you have an account, schedule a ride by calling the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) Reservation Center at (508) 820-4650 at least 48 business hours in advance.  The van travels within Sudbury and to some destinations close to Sudbury’s borders.  The cost for in-town trips is $1.00 each way, and $2.00 each way for out-of-town trips.

Shopping days are Mondays and Wednesdays.  Shopping destinations in Sudbury and Wayland include: Sudbury Farms plaza, Shaw’s Plaza and Wayland Town Center (Stop and Shop).

Please note: Van Shopping Trips to WalMart and Market Basket in Hudson

have moved to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

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A pilot program will begin in mid-May that will supplement 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 pilot 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.  More information will be forthcoming.

Other Transportation Options in Sudbury

The Sudbury Senior Center offers both van and volunteer provided transportation to residents 60 and older, as well as residents with a disability. However, there are other options for travel within Sudbury and out of town. The Sudbury Council on Aging created a listing of other transportation options.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR ELIGIBLE SUDBURY RESIDENTS[i]

The following is a list of some of the 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.

  • Sudbury Council on Aging Senior Center van transportation: General availability  Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Contact Senior Center at 978-443-3055 or see website for additional information. As of May 17, the Senior Center will be offering expanded service in the evenings and to other locations for a 6 month trial period.
  • MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Dial a Ride: Scheduled extensions to CoA van transportation (contact Senior Center or see website). Also contact MWRTA directly for more information 508-820-4650; http://www.mwrta.com.
  • 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.

.  Disabled American Veterans: This program provides free transportation to any       clinic or facility for any veteran in Boston and local suburbs.There are eligibility guidelines related to level of disability and income. Contact directly for more information at 617-232-9500.

  • 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.  These drivers receive specialized training to provide the

“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.

 

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping)

When family and friends are unavailable, volunteers drive people needing rides to medical appointments.  Call 978-443-2145 one week in advance to schedule a ride.  Seniors leave their requests on the answering machine, and the F.I.S.H. coordinator will return their call.

To learn more about this program, download the F.I.S.H. Brochure.