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Transportation

Oh, the places you’ll go.

We’ve assembled a list of local transportation services that are available to you—many at no charge.

Crosstown Transportation

Crosstown is a door-to-door transportation service for seniors aged sixty-five and up, and people with disabilities who live in the municipality of Princeton. The service is provided by a partnership between CMAP and RideProvide, a program of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Authority.

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Who Can Ride?

To be a Crosstown rider you must be:

3 Steps to Using Crosstown Transportation

1

Register for Crosstown by
calling CMAP at 609.751.9699

2

Purchase
Crosstown Vouchers at CMAP

3

Call Ride Provide at 609.452.5144
to reserve your ride

Paying for Rides

Ways to Purchase Vouchers:

Free Rides

The following rides are free:

Reserving Rides

Other Transportation Resources

Those seeking convenient transportation in the Princeton area are not at a loss for options. As a service to our members, and our community, we have collected and compiled a list of many of these transportation services in our region.

Driving can be a challenge for anyone. This is especially true as we get older. To be sure you or your aging loved one is fit to drive, there are many organizations that provide assessments, reviews and classes, including:

• AARP Safe Driving Course — call local AARP office or go to aarp.org/drive/online
• AARP Car Fit car-fit.org/ or aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver_safety/
• DMV Medical Fitness Review Section dmv.com/nj/new-jersey/senior-drivers

NOTE: The Center for Modern Aging, Princeton does not endorse any of the resources listed on this page. No listed provider has paid to be in our directory.

Access Link

Access Link offers paratransit service (comparable to local bus service) to people with disabilities. Mini-buses and wheelchair-accessible vans are used.

EZ Ride’s Ryde4Life

Ryde4Life – EZ Ride’s transportation program offers older adults the option to request Lyft and Uber rides in real time .

GoGoGrandparent

GOGOGrandparent offers older adults the ability to schedule rides with popular rideshare services, or order groceries, prescription medications, meals and more with a simple phone call.

Modivcare Medical Transportation

RideProvide

RideProvide is a Greater Mercer TMA program that offers safe and dependable door-to-door transportation options for those who don’t drive or choose to no longer drive. It’s open to adults 65 and older or those who are visually impaired in Mercer County, Plainsboro and the southern portion of Montgomery County, NJ. There is an annual membership fee of $40 per individual or $60 per family plus a per-ride fee. Transportation service is available Monday through Friday, within the service area. For more information, call 609.452.5140

T.R.A.D.E. (Transportation Resources to Aid Disadvantaged and Elderly)

T.R.A.D.E. is a Mercer County-supported program that provide transportation assistance at no cost to adults aged sixty and older or those with disabilities. While transportation is free, a voluntary $1 contribution for each ride is requested.

MCAT — Middlesex County Area Transit

The Middlesex County Area Transit provides reservation-based transportation to seniors (sixty and above), disabled and other transportation dependent residents of Middlesex County. Transportation is provided within the County and up to 5 miles outside the County. This area includes University Medical Center at Princeton.

Tiger Transit

Princeton University’s TigerTransit shuttle system operates on a fixed route schedule, providing safe, convenient, and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community. There are TigerTransit stops located near most major academic and administrative buildings, commuter parking lots, and housing facilities.

Princeton Municipal Transit Bus (Muni Bus)

Muni Bus (formerly known as FreeB) is a free municipal bus service open to the Princeton Community.

New Jersey Transit Reduced Fare Program

Seniors (sixty-two and older) and people with disabilities can ride NJT trains, light rail & buses for 50% or more reduction in fare. For more information visit https://www.njtransit.com/schedules-and-fares/reduced-fare-program

NJ 211

NJ 211 is a valuable resource that enables people to search an electronic database of transportation providers to find a ride.

To review available transportation options, visit https://nj211.org/transportation-options-in-new-jersey

Modivcare Medical Transportation

Modivcare Medical Transportation offers accessible medical transportation for those on New Jersey Medicaid and selected Medicare Advantage plans.

Private Medical Transportation Providers

Older adults needing transportation to medical appointments have options:

Senior Care Services of Greater Princeton

Senior Care Services of Greater Princeton provides rides to medical-related appointments to adults aged sixty-five and over who live within a ten-mile radius of Princeton. Those seeking transportation must be ambulatory and able to get in and out of the car with minimal assistance. Rides are provided by volunteers in their personal vehicles. For more information, call 609.921.8888.

American Automobile Association

AAA has offered several programs and brochures for older drivers. Go to your local office or aaafoundation.org/

EZ Pass Senior Discount

Senior discounts are available on New Jersey Turnpike tolls through the EZ Pass system.