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: www.128bc.org/rev-hartwell-area-shuttle/
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
The Bedford DASH is new on-demand transportation service in the Town of Bedford. Service operates Monday thru Friday 11AM - 6PM and travels throughout Bedford, as well as Burlington, Lexington, and Billerica. Concord rides are scheduled on a space available basis on Mondays and Tuesdays. The project is a pilot program and is funded by the Town of Bedford in cooperation with the Middlesex 3 Transportation Management Association, federal transportation grants through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Community Transit Program, along with grant funding in partnership from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. The goal is to increase the use of public transportation in the town. Click here for more details on The DASH.