Transportation Options for Seniors & Residents with Special Needs
Transportation is a key to independence and participation. Options include:
For additional questions or concerns about transportation, contact the Transportation Services Division at 781-861-1210 or the Town of Lexington Human Services Department at 781-861-0194.
Lexington's neighborhood, mini-bus service. All buses are wheelchair accessible and come equipped with bike racks.
- Service is on weekdays from 6:35AM to 6:30PM
- There are six routes, and each route runs once per hour.
- LEXPRESS connects with the MBTA, Burlington B-Line, & Lowell Regional Transit.
- Destinations include: Town Center, Market Basket, H-Mart, Burlington Mall, Lexington Lahey, Stop&Shop, Wilson Farms, the Lexington Senior Center and many more!
Senior Fare (65+): $0.75, transfers within the LEXPRESS system are an additional $0.25
Senior/disabled riders now ride FREE from 9:00AM through 1:30PM routes
Senior Passes: Annual (July through June only): $125
6 month:$75 - 3 month:$50 - 1 month:$20
Information: LEXPRESS staff are happy to introduce seniors to Lexington’s in-town bus service by accompanying a rider on the bus or by responding to telephone inquires. Call the LEXPRESS office to speak to staff about schedules and routes at 781-861-1210 or email email@example.com
As part of the regional bus system, Routes #62 and #76 serve Lexington and provide a link to Boston via the Red Line subway at Alewife Station.
Local Bus Fare: $0.75 for those with a Senior ID card (65+) and TAP card (special needs). Cards are issued by the MBTA. Otherwise, it's $1.50 with a regular pre-loaded CharlieCard or $2.00 to pay cash on board.
Information: General: 1-800-392-6100
Senior/TAP cards: 617-222-5438
Housing Villages Stop & Shop Bus
On Tuesdays, a C&W school bus transports residents from the three Lexington Housing Villages to Stop & Shop. The service begins at 8:50AM at Countryside Village followed by stops at Vynebrooke and Greeley. The bus leaves Stop & Shop at 10:30AM to return to each of the villages.
Fare: FREE, compliments of Stop & Shop
DOOR TO DOOR SERVICES:
Lex-Connect offers reduced priced taxi rides for Lexington seniors age 60+ and persons under the age of 60 with a disability. Taxi vouchers can be used to get to destinations within Lexington or to area towns Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM and Saturday/Sunday 8:00AM - 8:00PM. Rides are scheduled in advance.
Fare: Pre-purchased vouchers cost $3 each.
Information: You must register in person to purchase your first voucher(s) by filling out an application at the Transportation Services Division located at Town Hall or the Lexington Senior Center. Subsequent vouchers can be sold in person or via mail.
MBTA "THE RIDE"
THE RIDE provides door-to-door paratransit service to eligible customers who cannot use public transit due to a physical, mental, or cognitive disability. THE RIDE operates from 5:00AM to 1:00AM 365 days a year. Rides are scheduled in advance.
Application: To apply for THE RIDE eligibility, you will need to appear in-person for a confidential interview with a Mobility Coordinator. Your specific transit skills, abilities and/or limitations will be identified and discussed. Applicants no longer need to complete a paper application and obtain a health care provider statement. Instead call the RIDE Eligibility Center for an appointment. Free transportation to and from the interview for yourself and one other person can be arranged.
Immediate Service for Medical Necessity: Provides 30 days of full service to individuals when requested by healthcare providers, hospitals, or treatment centers to deal with a medical emergency.
Fare: $3.00 each way for ADA Territory trips. $5.00 each way for Premium Territory trips. No tipping allowed.
General Information: www.mbta.com
800-533-6282 (in-state toll-free)
Eligibility Center: 617-337-2727
Starting on October 1, 2012, any RIDE trip beginning and ending in the LEXPRESS service area (3/4 mile from any LEXPRESS route) may be eligible for a $1.00 reimbursement if that trip cost $5.00. To see if your RIDE trip qualifies, use the map link below and follow the instructions on the left side of the screen. For more information, call the Town of Lexington Transportation Services office at 781-861-1210.
FISH of Lexington
Rides to medical appointments, primarily in the Lexington area, are provided by volunteers for seniors who do not have alternative transportation. FISH rides are limited to one round trip ride per week and are based on volunteer availability. Rides must be scheduled at least two days in advance for weekday appointments only. Please note that during the months of June, July, and August, there is no transportation provided on Fridays.
Fare: FISH is a free service.
Information:Call 781-861-9300 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. two operating days before your appointment date. FISH is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on workday holidays.
Area taxi companies are:
- Harrison Taxi - 781-891-7220 - 10% senior discount with I.D.
- Yellow Cab - 781-648-1400
Minuteman Senior Services Clients
Contact your Minuteman Senior Services Case Manager regarding transportation issues at 781-272-7177.
American Cancer Society
For those in need of transportation to cancer treatments, please contact the American Cancer Society at 800-ACS-2345.
Disabled American Veterans of America
Volunteer drivers offer rides to disabled veterans who have medical appointments scheduled at military facilities or Veterans' Administration hospitals.
Information: Bedford VA Disabled American Veterans' office - 781-687-2999. The Town's Veterans' Services Officer, Ryan Lennon, is also available to discuss veteran transportation options at 781-953-3160.
Places of Worship
Check with your place of worship to find out if rides may be available from members.