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Carpools and shared rides

Carpools, vanpools, and taxis can help fill gaps in the transportation system.

Carpools, vanpools, and taxis can help provide transportation for seniors, veterans, low-income commuters, people with disabilities, and others who need a ride in Massachusetts.

Carpools and vanpools

  • MassRIDES offers information about travel options including carpooling and vanpooling
  • Yes We Van offers vanpools in Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Ride Buzz – take a passenger or request a ride

Taxi and livery

Taxis and livery services can help you get around town or get from the bus stop to your final destination.

  • Some cities and towns offer taxi vouchers to help seniors and people with disabilities afford the fares
  • Find taxi and livery companies in your area with Ride Match
  • Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft offer service in many regions of Massachusetts. Data from 2017 on usage by municipality is available
  • TRIPPS offers free ridehailing classes to seniors at Councils on Aging on how to use Uber and Lyft

Check out our report "Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs" for strategies that community organizations and human service agencies in Massachusetts can use to help make wheelchair-accessible taxis available to consumers.

Additional Resources for Taxi and livery

Find a volunteer driver

Volunteer drivers help seniors and people with disabilities get to medical appointments and other important destinations.

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