Transportation

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 (currently discontinued). 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.

MBTA - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for information about MBTA bus 62 and bus 351 serving Bedford from Alewife station on the red line from Boston to Cambridge, MA.  

Important Contact Information

MBTA

MBTA
Train and Bus Schedules: 617-222-3200

Copies in Town Clerk's office
Pass Program: 617-222-5218
Pass Program Senior
Citizen/Special Needs: 617-222-5976

Amtrak

AMTRAK

For Information: 617-482-3660 or 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Framingham - 443 Waverly St.
Boston - Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St.
Boston - South Station - Atlantic Avenue
Route 128 Station
Route 128, Westwood
West Concord Station

Smarttraveler - Commuter Information Service 617-374-1234

Logan

LOGAN

Logan International Airport: 800-235-6426
Massport Shuttle Bus: 800-23-LOGAN
Logan Express Buses Braintree-Framingham-Woburn: 800-23-LOGAN

Hanscom

HANSCOM

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

Bedford BLT - Bedford's Local Transit Bus is available to take residents to area malls and just about anywhere in Bedford.
Service 9AM-4PM M-F. For details (781) 275-2255
Bus Schedule & Information

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.