Community Partners

  • New Bedford Disabilities Commission
  • SRTA (Southeastern Regional Transit Authority)
  • SRPEDD (Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District)
  • Acushnet Council on Aging
  • New Bedford Council on Aging
  • Coastline Elderly Services
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe


  • Improve older adults’ knowledge and access to cost effective transportation
  • Improve ridership confidence for using public transportation
  • Advocate for expanding transportation resources


  • Hosted a Transportation Training event with on-site distribution of Senior Charlie Cards
  • Created a travel training video for distribution
  • Increased weekend bus service to New Bedford beaches
  • Produced online map of bus routes with senior housing sites located
  • Reduced user fees during the pandemic
  • Instituted travel announcements in English and Spanish
  • Trained drivers on needs of older and disabled adults
  • Produced Spanish version of on-demand rider application
  • Launched new non-stop route between New Bedford and Fall River