Councils on Aging    
MassHealth Transportation
Public Transportation (GATRA/SRTA)



Councils on Aging     Top of Page

What are they and what transportation do they provide?
City or town departments that provide services to elders.  Many Councils on Aging provide transportation for medical appointments, shopping, and social activities.  For more information about your local Council on Aging, click here.



MassHealth Transportation     Top of Page

What is it?
Local and long distance medical transportation funded by the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance.  
Who’s eligible?
MassHealth recipients who have a completed PT-1 form.


Is there a cost?
No. 


How do I obtain a PT-1 form?
Contact Bristol Elder Services at (508) 675-2101 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to request help with a PT-1 form.  You may also call (800) 841-2900 to request a PT-1 form be completed by your medical doctor.


Are reservations required?
Yes.  You must schedule your transportation at least three days prior to the ride.


Who do I call to arrange the transportation?
To schedule a ride, call (800) 431-1713.



Greater Attleboro/Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)     Top of Page

What is it?
Public transportation via fixed bus routes.  GATRA also offers a Dial-a-Ride program for elders and disabled persons.  Dial-a-Ride provides curb-to-curb transportation service for medical appointments, shopping, and social activities.


Who’s eligible?
There are no eligibility requirements for the bus service.  Medical certification is required to use the Dial-a-Ride program. 


What areas are served?
Greater Attleboro and Greater Taunton.


Is there a cost?
Yes.  Discounted fares are available for elders. 


How do I use the service?
Call (800) 483-2500 for bus schedule and fare information or to request an application for the Dial-a-Ride program.


How can I learn about the bus routes and using bus service?
GATRA offers a travel training program.  An instructor assists you on a one-on-one basis to learn how to use the public transportation system.

     

Southeast Regional Transit Authority (SRTA)     Top of Page

What is it?
Public transportation via fixed bus routes.  SRTA also offers a Demand-Response program for elders and disabled persons.  Demand-Response provides curb-to-curb transportation service for medical appointments, shopping and social activities.


Who’s eligible?
There are no eligibility requirements for the bus service.  Medical certification is required to use the Demand-Response program. 


What areas are served?
Greater Fall River.


Is there a cost?
Yes.  Discounted fares are available for elders. 


How do I use the service?
Call (508) 999-5211 for bus schedule and fare information or to request an application for the Demand-Response program.



Boston Hospital Shuttle

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