Micro transit is a curb-to-curb ride share service similar to Uber or Lyft that is run by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA). Micro transit works with the existing public transportation infrastructure such as train and bus services to help solve first-mile, last-mile service gaps and provide ride share service in and around Wellesley.
This MWRTA service is called "Catch Connect" and is available by using the MWRTA Catch app on a smartphone. Use the app anywhere in Wellesley to catch the mini bus to destinations including the following locations outside Wellesley:
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Woodland and Waban T stations
Natick Community Center
Volante Farms, Needham
Trader Joe's, Needham
"Catch Connect" service is first-come, first-served and wait times for pick up average between 10 - 30 minutes, but may be more at peak times. Service hours are 6:45 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mini-buses are fully accessible. The service is currently free; fares between $2.00 and $3.00 will begin in fall 2021.
If you are unable to access the "Catch Connect" app, please call Catch Connect customer service at 508-283-5083.