The program formerly known as STRAITS has a new name: TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning, and Partnership for Seniors). TRIPPS provides education and support to Brookline residents aged 60+ looking for alternatives to driving, due to age, ability, or individual choice. Volunteer “Transit Advisors” (TAs) will help elders decide which transportation options to use when they’re unable or choose not to drive and will also offer personalized support as seniors learn to use these new ways of getting around. For example, TAs might accompany elders on their first few trips on the T, on The Ride, or with a car sharing service.
TRIPPS is currently recruiting volunteers to provide administrative support and/or to be trained as TAs. Anyone interested in volunteering or in learning more is invited to contact Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Burns at 617-730-2743. Seniors interested in learning more about transportation options can contact Program Director Kerri Ann Tester directly at 617-730- 2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.