Bedford is located just off Route 95 (Massachusetts state route 128), about 15 miles west of Boston. Typically, travelers arrive by car. However, several alternatives are available. These include the commuter rail available in nearby Concord Center, as well as one in West Concord. An MBTA commuter bus from the Alewife stop on the Red Line in Cambridge bus 62/76 is a popular option, especially among commuters, and mini-van shuttles are available on a limited basis from Alewife for selected commercial/industrial drop-off points in the Hartwell Avenue area and along the Route 3 corridor. In-town transportation options include the Bedford Local Transit (BLT) and pilot transportation project called the DASH. On the southern part of town, straddling Lexington and Lincoln, lies Hanscom Field, where Massachusetts Port Authority operates an active civil air terminal for small private and industrial craft, proximate to Hanscom Air Force Base, an Air Force research base with limited military craft activity.
See links and additional information below.
Important Contact Information
Copies in Town Clerk's office
For Information: 617-482-3660 or 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Smarttraveler - Commuter Information Service 617-374-1234
Logan International Airport: 800-235-6426
MASSPORT/Hanscom Field 781-869-8000
The 128 Business Council operates the REV shuttle weekdays from Alewife Station on the MBTA Red Line to the Hartwell Avenues area in Bedford. Shuttle service is open to employees working in this area and is fee-based or free depending on the business. Check out this link for current schedule and fare information: 28bc.org/schedules/rev-bus-hartwell-area/
The Middlesex 3 Coalition operates a van shuttle weekdays from Alewife Station on the MBTA Red Line to the Crosby Drive area of Bedford and then on up Route 3 to various businesses along that corridor. Shuttle service is open to employees working in this area and is fee-based or free depending on the business. Check out this link for current schedule and fare information: www.middlesex3tma.com/SERVICES/SHUTTLES
Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) - The LRTA provides fixed route bus services and paratransit services to the city and 14 surrounding communities. These connect at the Gallagher Intermodal Center to the Lowell Line of the MBTA commuter rail system, which connects Lowell to Boston. The terminal is also served by several intercity bus lines including Greyhoundand Peter Pan. Commuter parking is available at the Gallager Intermodal Center and at the North Billerica Train Station.
Park and Pedal - Designated parking spots in Bedford and other locations allow commuters to park a car in a designated spot and pedal a bike to their destination, avoiding “last-mile” congestion and supporting efforts to address the growing problems related to driving along with traffic congestion like air quality and lack of opportunity for physical activity.
Bike Share - Bedford joined a network of 15 neighboring cities and towns to launch one of the largest regional suburban bike share systems in the country. The network is being organized by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) which has a contract with the bike share company, Lime, to operate in all participating communities.