Go Sudbury! Program: Low Cost Transportation

(Sticky Post) Published July 21, 2022 | Sudbury Transportation Committee | Updated July 27, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Go Sudbury! Pilot Program is now the Go Sudbury! Transportation Program. Thanks to funding approved at Town Meeting as well as grants and other funding sources, the low cost transportation program is here to stay. Applications will be accepted starting August 1, 2022. Please note, those who participated in the Pilot Program will need to re-register with a new application form. In addition, the Uber and Taxi programs have increased from 50 to 60 years of age for some of their participants. Please see below for details.

 

 

Sudbury Connection Van Service

The Sudbury Connection Wheelchair Accessible Van Service, offered in conjunction with the Metro West Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), will be running five (5) days a week (excluding holidays).

If you would like to register, please contact the Senior Center (or MWRTA) for an application or CLICK HERE to access the application form directly. When your application is approved you will set up a debit account for van fees. Van fees are $1.00 in town; $2.00 for out of town for a one-way ride.

If you need additional information, please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, Outreach Specialist, at OliveiraA@sudbury.ma.us or 978-639-3268.

 

Go Sudbury! Uber Rides Program

The Go Sudbury! Uber Rides Program is a Town-funded, partially subsidized, transportation program provided via Uber to get from one place to another if no other public transportation is available. Grant funding may also help to support the program. Rides are provided for non-urgent healthcare and vaccination appointments, work, shopping, and accessing community resources. After a year of operation, the program is changing a little as described below. This new criteria for eligibility and fees will go into effect on August 1, 2022.

Who may use the Go Sudbury! Uber Rides Program?

  • A Sudbury resident or
  • A person with a child enrolled in Sudbury Public Schools or Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School or
  • A person who works in Sudbury

And, you must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • 18 years of age or older with a disability that limits driving
  • Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, or veteran of the armed forces
  • 18 years of age or older with financial need

Where can I go and what will I pay?

The Uber Rides Program service area covers a circle 25 miles around Sudbury. All rides must begin or end in Sudbury. Service is provided to the Logan Express Shuttle in Framingham, but not to Logan Airport. There is a limit of 20 one-way rides per month. The copay for a one-way ride is based on the distance of the ride as follows:

  1. For a ride up to 5 miles, the copay is $3.00.
  2. For a ride between 5 miles and 10 miles, the copay is $5.00 
  3. For a ride longer than 10 miles, the copay is $15.00

The Uber Rides Program does not provide wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV).  For rides in a WAV vehicle consider the Sudbury Connection Van service. For medical rides consider the Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program.

How do I sign up for the Uber Rides Program?

You must have a private account with Uber on your smartphone for this service. An Uber Clinic Technology Support volunteer will assist participants with issues related to downloading and using the Uber application on your smartphone for this program. If you are an existing Go Sudbury! Uber Rides Program user, you do not need to make any changes to your smartphone application. We are asking all riders, however, to re-register for the program.

To register for the Uber Rides program, please complete the application form at the following link:

https://forms.gle/hxV2TjnZuAAeka1R9

For more information please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, Outreach Specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at OliveiraA@sudbury.ma.us or 978-639-3268. 

 

Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program

The Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program is a Town-funded, fully subsidized, transportation program. Grant funding may also help to support the program, and we are considering adding copayments in the future. After a year of operation, the program is changing slightly. The new criteria for eligibility will go into effect on August 1, 2022. We are asking all existing Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program participants to re-register for the program. 

Tommy’s Taxi (Framingham) and JFK Transportation (Natick) provide taxi rides, which are fully covered by the Town of Sudbury, to and from medical related appointments. Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) service is also available. Individuals needing WAV service may use the Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program for other essential purposes as well.

Who may use the Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program?

  • A Sudbury resident or
  • A person with a child enrolled in Sudbury Public Schools or Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School or
  • A person who works in Sudbury

And, you must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • 18 years of age or older with a disability that limits driving
  • Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, or veteran of the armed forces
  • 18 years of age or older with financial need

Where can I go and what will I pay?

The Taxi Rides Program service area covers a circle 25 miles around Sudbury. All rides must begin or end in Sudbury. Service is provided to the Logan Express Shuttle in Framingham, but not to Logan Airport. There is a limit of 20 one-way rides per month. Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides are currently fully subsidized, so there is no charge to use the service.

How will I book a taxi ride?

The CrossTown Connect Dispatch Call Center arranges rides for the Go Sudbury! Taxi Rides Program as follows:

  • Dispatching hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Rides must be booked with dispatch at least 24 hours in advance of a ride
  • Phone Number: 978-844-6809

How do I sign up for the Taxi Rides Program?

In order to register for the Taxi Rides program, please complete the application form at the following link: 

https://forms.gle/FnQzYotpDRMzyFoK8

For more information please contact Ana Cristina Oliveira, Outreach Specialist, Sudbury Senior Center, at OliveiraA@sudbury.ma.us or 978-639-3268. 

 

Subsidized Transportation Options Summary Sheet

For comparison of  Sudbury’s subsidized transportation options, please visit:

Sudbury Transportation Options (Updated July 12, 2022)

 

Please also explore the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority’s (MWRTA) homepage for other possible transportation options:

https://www.mwrta.com/