HOPKINTON SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM 

The Senior Center Bus/Van is available Tuesday - Friday and we ask residents to call the main line 508-497-9730 at least 24 hours in advance. The cost to ride the bus is $1 in-town; $3 out-of-town (Round trip prices). Due to ongoing COVID concerns it is recommended that all riders wear a mask while on the bus. 

Seniors living in private facilities may use the Bus/Van service to Senior Center programs when available. Subject to availability, bus service is open to non-senior disabled independent living Hopkinton residents. If assistance is needed it is your responsibility to provide an escort.

Destinations and Schedules:

MON TUE WED THU FRI
         
No Bus Transportation Senior Center Programs 9:00-3:00 Senior Center Programs 9:00-3:00 Senior Center Programs
9:00-3:00
Senior Center Programs 9:00-2:00
        Limited Availability   Limited Availability
 
Early Reservations requested for all rides.
Suggested ride donation (unless otherwise stated)
$1 Round trip within Hopkinton
$3 Round trip outside of Hopkinton
Van Drivers:
Karen Cooprider x1627


Medical Appointments - Volunteer Driver program (not available to those residing in private facilities) 
Our volunteer driver program is available to Hopkinton residents age 60 and older for trips to medical appointments in the Metrowest area during business hours Monday through Friday. This is a door to door free service. Riders must be able to transfer into a private vehicle independently.  To request a trip, please call the Outreach Department at 508-497-9730. You will need to share the trip details including date, time, duration and location. All rides are dependent on driver availability. 
Donations to the Friends of Hopkinton Seniors gratefully accepted to help offset cost of this program.

Inclement Weather and Closings:  The Hopkinton Senior Center is automatically closed  when the Hopkinton Public Schools are closed due to severe weather conditions.  We are also closed for federal holidays.  Medical rides will have to be cancelled in the event of severe weather situations that require school closings or if the weather situation is too risky for the health and well  being of the client or driver.


TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA)

Fixed Route
MWRTA provides 15 different fixed routes - Hopkinton uses the #5 bus.  Monday - Friday from 5:30 am 8:45 pm, and 8 fixed routes on Saturdays from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The MWRTA uses the flag down system which allows buses to stop anywhere along their routes to pick up passengers, where it is safe to do so.  Passengers can hail MWRTA buses by waving or waiting at a designated MWRTA bus stop sign or bus shelter along the route. For more information, please call 508-935-2222.

Boston Hospital Shuttle (includes West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain VA Hospitals)
The shuttle is only available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and pre-registration is required. Kindly call  508-820-4650 for schedule and registration and the cost is $2.00 each way. For schedule and detailed information: http://mwrta.com/index.php/routes/commuter-shuttles/boston-hospital-shuttle

Dial a Ride 
The MWRTA offers Dial A Ride to residents of Hopkinton aged 65 years and older, or under 65 years of age with a disability. This service is Monday through Friday.  Some qualification restrictions may apply.  For more information, please call the MWRTA Call Center at 508-820-4650. If you are interested in this program, please call Outreach at the Hopkinton Senior Center to fill out an application 508-497-9730.

The Ride - ADA
MWRTA provides door-to-door, shared ride ADA service to qualifying individuals who have a disability.  For more information, please call the MWRTA Call Center at 5088204650. Information and applications are also available online at:  https://www.mwrta.com/senior-and-disabled. If you need assistance completing the application, our Outreach Coordinators at the Senior Center (508-497-9730) can help you.

Other Options
MART (Mass Health transportation) for Mass Health clients requiring transportation to medical appointments. Call 1-800-854-9928

American Cancer Society - Road to Recovery Program is a Free volunteer transportation to cancer related medical appointments. Call 1-800-227-2345 (4+ day minimum notice required).

Privately Paid transportation - Options include taxi services and some home care agencies. Call Outreach for a list of options.The Hopkinton Senior Center does not license, endorse or recommend any specific providers.