Eligibility for the following services (unless stated otherwise) is age 60 and older

  • Senior Shuttle

  • Taxi Discount Coupon Program

  • The Ride

Senior Shuttle

The Senior Shuttle offers free door-to-door transportation service to Boston Senior residents age 60 and over. Rides are offered to non-emergency medical appointments. Several Senior Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. We kindly request that you notify us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment since rides are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

Occasionally, due to cancellations, we can accommodate same day requests.

Transportation to social and recreational activities within the City of Boston are available with a minimum of 1 month required notice.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Telephone Number: (617) 635-3000

Taxi Discount Coupon Program

The Elderly Commission partners with Boston Police Department Hackney Division to provide an affordable transportation option.

Under this program, City of Boston residents age 65 and over, as well as disabled residents of all ages may purchase coupon books worth $10 at a cost of $5 per book (a 50% discount) for all taxis licensed by the City of Boston.

  • Taxi Coupons do not expire.

  • You must be a resident of Boston to purchase coupons and proper ID is required.

  • Coupons can only be purchased with cash.

  • A maximum of two books per person per month can be purchased.

  • All City of Boston licensed taxi cab drivers are required to accept Taxi Discount Coupons.

Coupon books can be purchased at Boston City Hall, Room 271, or at various sites throughout the city. Please call 617-635-4366 for more information.

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