Lexington, Massachusetts
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Transportation

Lexpress

Human Services

News & Events:

Senior/disabled riders can now ride Lexpress for FREE from 9:00AM through 1:30PM routes

Transportation Options for Seniors & Residents with Special Needs

Transportation is a key to independence and participation.  Options include:
       Buses
       Door-to-Door Services

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.

BUSES:

LEXPRESS 
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 lexpress@lexingtonma.gov 

LEXPRESS Point-to-Point Service: Customers can now ride LEXPRESS directly from the housing villages to the Lexington Senior Center back entrance for FREE at select times of the day. 
 

MBTA 
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
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 6:00AM to 1:00AM every day. Rides are scheduled in advance.
The application process includes input from a health care professional and takes approximately one month to process. Human Services Department staff are available to assist with applications.

Fare: $4.00 each way for ADA Territory trips and $5.00 each way for Premium Territory trips. NO tipping allowed.  
 
Information: 617-222-5123

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.

http://tinyurl.com/LexpressParatransit

 

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.


Taxis
No taxi service currently holds a Lexington permit. Local 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.

 

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