City of Boston relaunches sales for Taxi Coupon program
The City of Boston officially relaunched the Taxi Discount Coupon Program. This program is a collaboration between the city’s Age Strong Commission, who sells the coupons, and the Boston Police Department Hackney Unit, which works in collaboration with the taxi cabs. Through this program, Boston residents ages 65 and over, as well as residents with disabilities of all ages may purchase two coupon books worth $10 at a cost of $5 per book (a 50% discount) for all taxis licensed by the City of Boston. For a limited time, eligible residents can purchase double the coupons: four coupon books per month for $20.
Coupon sales were temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission. Throughout the pandemic, the Age Strong Commission worked on a plan to ensure the coupon sales were ready to be relaunched when it was safe.
“We’re glad to have the Taxi Coupon Program sales up and running again,” said Commissioner Shea. “We will be selling coupons by appointment at City Hall and at some locations across the city with COVID safety measures, and we will work with partners who will also be able to sell coupons. We look forward to helping make transportation more affordable for older Bostonians and people with disabilities.”
Eligible Boston residents can make an appointment online by using the appointment booking tool or by calling the Age Strong Commission at 617-635-4366. Residents can also find the sites across the city on the Taxi Coupon public schedule. While sites to purchase are limited now, more sites will be added over time.
The Age Strong Commission also encourages Boston's senior residents who need support with transportation to reach out to the City of Boston Age Strong Shuttle. The Age Strong Shuttle provides Boston residents age 60 and older with free transportation within the City of Boston to non-emergency medical appointments and grocery shopping, with advance notice. The Age Strong Shuttle service also has wheelchair-accessible shuttles. Older Bostonians can call 617-635-3000 to set up a ride.About the Age Strong Commission
The Age Strong Commission works towards making Boston a city that fully embraces aging. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people 55+ with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so we can live and age strong together in Boston. For more than 50 years, we have served constituents as a City department, Council on Aging, and Area Agency on Aging. In 2017, the Commission launched its Age-Friendly Action Plan, which is the City's blueprint to make Boston the best city to live and age in. Learn more on the Age Strong website.About the Boston Police Department
The Boston Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to fight crime. We work to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through community policing, we want to be a reflection of the residents we serve. We aim to create a professional culture and inclusive environment that mirrors the best of all of us. Learn more on the Boston Police website.