Holliston COA Awarded Grant for Transportation Service
Linda Marshall, Holliston Senior Center Director, recently announced the Holliston Council on Aging (COA) received a MassDevelopment, MAPC award of $34,470. The organization is using this award to contract with Tommy’s Taxi and JFK Transportation to facilitate non-emergency medical transportation and other essential transportation for seniors, supplementing Council on Aging van service.
MassDevelopment, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), awarded $2,543,883 in funding to 47 cities and towns, municipal agencies, regional transit authorities, nonprofits, and health and human service providers through the Taxi, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnerships Grant Program, an operational subsidy program aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through contracts with licensed taxi or livery businesses.
Administered by MAPC, these grants will help communities supplement existing transportation options, create new programs to transport individuals to work, grocery stores, non-emergency medical appointments, and other destinations, and facilitate delivery of essential supplies such as food and medicine to residents in need.
The Taxi, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnerships Grant Program is funded by MassDevelopment’s allocation from the Commonwealth’s Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund.