For anyone 60 yrs or older - proof of age required. Tickets can be purchased through the BRTA at a discounted rate. Each blue ticket has a cost of $.80, but can be redeemed for a face value of $1 through County Rainbow Taxi only. Tickets are used like cash, but if payment exceeds fare, change will not be given.
Payment goes according to the taxi meter. When a taxi is needed, the person calls the company just like anyone else would. All trips are scheduled by the individual and made directly with the vendors.
If an elder is disabled they may apply for a BRTA-issued ID which requires a Doctor's certification of the disability. Paratransit eligible individuals may then choose ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act ) or non-ADA service; ADA paratransit services are more restrictive.
Tickets may be purchased from the BRTA Intermodal Center in person, by email, or by mail. Call 413-499-2782 Option 4 for additional information. Some agencies purchase tickets in bulk – these tickets are normally used for their own clients and not for resale to the general public. Inquire at your local Council on Aging/Senior Center or your social service agency as to availability.
Last formal update: 11/2019