Other Transportation Resources

Bedford Coach
(781) 275-5000

  • Local private-pay cab service.

Bedford Council on Aging Wheels of Life Program
781-275-6825

  • Limited taxi rides funded by Carleton-Willard Village. Bedford residents 60+ who have no other means of transportation and who are able to enter and leave vehicle unassisted are eligibile.

MBTA'S - The RIDE
1-800-533-6282

  • The RIDE is the MBTA's door-to-door, shared-ride paratransit service.
  • Riders must submit an application showing that they have been too disabled to use public transit for more than six months.
  • Once you're approved, you can schedule trips 1 to 7 days in advance.
  • The RIDE operates Sunday-Saturday at the same times as the regularly scheduled MBTA service.
  • Rides are provided at a nominal fee.
  • A pilot program also allows RIDE customers to book subsidized rides with Uber, Lyft, and Curb Mobility instantly, right from their smartphones.


MBTA Rte 62 Bus
(617) 222-3200; TTY (617) 222-5146

  • This bus runs between the Veterans Administration campus in Bedford and Alewife station on the Red Line in Cambridge.
  • The bus makes numerous stops in Bedford, including the Common and the Stop and Shop shopping center, as well as in Lexington and Arlington.
  • People 65 and older are eligible for reduced MBTA fares with a Senior CharlieCard.
  • Click here for the bus schedule.

American Cancer Society/Ride to Recovery
1-800-227-2345

  • Volunteers provide rides to cancer-related medical appointments.
  • Call 800-227-2345 Monday through Friday 9am to 1pm, well in advance of your appointment.

Bedford Neighbor Brigade     https://www.neighborbrigade.org/

  • Volunteers helping neighbors in sudden crisis over a short time period.
  • The volunteers provide rides to chemotherapy, dog walking, home-delivered meals, and more.
  • For information, email Amy Mason, leader of the Bedford chapter, at BedfordMA@neighborbrigade.org

Armstrong Ambulance/Chair Car
(978) 441-9999

  • Ambulance and wheelchair service.
  • Accepts Medicare and Medicaid.

Palms Pride INC
(781) 373-3460 or (978) 667-6203

  • Non-emergency transport to all medical appointments, including hospital discharge, chemotherapy, dialysis, physical therapy, and more.
  • Also provides non-medical trips, to airports, family events, and other destinations, including those at long distance.
  • Family-run business provides door to door service.  
  • Private-pay. 

Various Local houses of worship

  • Transportation by volunteers.
  • Contact individual congregation.

Alter-Ride Van Service 
(978) 758-9490

  • Private company provides non-emergency medical transport for a fee.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

Bedford and Beyond

  • Amtrak
  • Bedford Bike Share
  • Hanscom Field
  • Logan Airport
  • MBTA