It’s a well-known fact that Massachusetts is passionate about sports; you can’t even walk down the street without seeing a fan sporting gear representing one of the many local teams.  Boston is home to several sports teams including the Red Sox, the Celtics and the Bruins. The New England Patriots and the New England Revolution play at Gillette Stadium in nearby Foxboro and several Boston area colleges and universities are also active in college athletics that draw large crowds. The popularity of sports in the area has led to many more people using transportation services to attend events in and around the Boston.

Let someone else worry about the driving while you enjoy the company of your friends.

Your day or evening will be carefree as you enjoy the safety and security of a driver and not have to deal with the hassles of parking. You will be dropped off at the front door of the event and when it’s over you won’t have to deal with trying to exit the busy parking lot; let someone else worry about the driving while you enjoy the company of your friends. Consider planning for a large group – some transportation companies offer a variety of vehicles in their fleet to suit the needs of your trip no matter how large or small the group. You can find a list of sporting events and purchase tickets HERE.

Here are some guidelines to consider when you look for a transportation provider:

  • Use an established company with a record of safety – companies need to be properly registered, licensed and insured.
  • Use a provider that has earned a reputation for providing excellent service.  The provider should be reliable and nothing adds more to the experience than a friendly driver.
  • When comparing services, make sure you understand any add-on’s like fuel surcharges, gratuity, tolls and anything else that might not be included in the flat rate.
  • The earlier you can reserve your vehicle the better as this will help insure you receive the vehicle of your choice.
  • When booking your reservation, make sure you specify the number of people as this will help determine the best vehicle for your group.
  • Have fun! This is you opportunity for a stress free night out with your friends!

If you plan to book transportation to a sporting event let A&A Metro Transportation help you. A&A Metro has been a family run business for over 60 years with a commitment to providing quality, safe and reliable transportation. Please call us at 508-697-0117 and one of our associates will help you with your specific needs or you can email us at info@aametro.com.

There is a trend towards companies offering their employees group transportation and corporate shuttle service options in Boston. Companies see the benefits of providing some relief for their employees’ daily commute, which in turn, contributes to increased productivity.

1. Increased Productivity & General Well-Being – Dealing with traffic can get tedious and contribute to stress-related health problems; once in the office, it can take an employee longer to get into work mode. Using a shuttle service gives them time to prepare for their day by checking their email or they can just relax. Once they arrive in office they are more prepared to transition over to work mode.

2. Cost Saving – According to an article in the Boston Globe the typical commuter in the Boston area spent an estimated 57.6 hours sitting in traffic last year costing $1,760. Employee shuttles offer a less expensive alternative for employees and might offer the ability for companies to save money as well. Over time it can cut down on parking lot expenses and employee mileage expenditures. You may also be eligible for tax benefits.

3. Environmentally Friendly – Offering a shuttle service is a great way to contribute to fewer vehicles on the road and thereby reduce your carbon footprint. It also helps raise awareness with your employees so they can help the environment and lower their dependence on fossil fuel.

4. Company Incentive for Recruiting & Retention – Offering your employees a shuttle service creates an incentive for them to work with you because they not only save on fuel expenses but they are less stressed when they get to work. It is also a great way for them to interact with their co-workers and feel more connected to their workplace

Corporate shuttles provide an opportunity for employees to interact with their co-workers.

Along with Corporate Shuttle Services, A&A Metro offers all types of solutions for your transportation needs including airport service, luxury car, SUV and coach options for any size group or destination. Call 508-697-0117 or email us at info@aametro.com

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Boston’s TD Garden is hosting a variety of concerts and events over the course of the next few months for major artists, sports teams and performers coming to Boston.

Getting to and from the TD Garden on the night of a busy concert can be a major hassle. If you need help, let A&A Metro Transportation take care of your transportation needs to and from the arena. Whether you need a motor coach, mini-coach or a Black Executive Sedan, we are here to provide our services to you.

If you’d like to reserve a vehicle you can call one of our booking agents anytime at (508) 697-0017.

September 3: Kanye West

September 14: Adele

September 15: Adele

September 26: Preseason: Bruins vs. Blue Jackets

September 28: Preseason: Bruins vs. Red Wings

September 29: Amy Schumer

October 1: Blake Shelton

October 6: R. Kelly

October 8: Preseason: Bruins vs. Flyers

October 18: Sia

You can visit the entire TD Garden calendar here.

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A&A Metro Transportation is proud to have been providing transportation for clients for 64 years. We pride ourselves on our family heritage, our special relationships with our clients and our services since 1952.

During the 2015-2016 school year, A&A Metro Transportation proudly provided transportation for FIRST Robotics of Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School (team name, FRC Team 88) to several events including The Granite State District Event at Windham High School in New Hampshire as well as their first world championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26th, 2016.

You can learn more about the team here on their website.

Congratulations to all your success FIRST Robotics and we are honored to have been able to provide you transportation!

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More information on FIRST from the team’s website.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, this not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

The Mission
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

What is FRC?

  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.
  • The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter them in competitions designed by Dean Kamen, Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of engineers and other professionals.
  • FIRST redefines winning for these students because they are rewarded for excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, gracious professionalism and maturity, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Scoring the most points is a secondary goal. Winning means building partnerships that last.

What is unique about the FRC program?

  • It is a sport where the participants play with the pros and learn from them
  • Designing and building a robot is a fascinating real-world professional experience
  • Competing on stage brings participants as much excitement and adrenaline rush as conventional
    varsity tournaments
  • The game rules are a surprise every year.

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Bridgewater-Based Bill’s Taxi Service, Inc. dba A&A Metro Transportation Is Awarded Two Highly-Selective Massachusetts Training Grants

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 10, 2016 (Bridgewater, MA) –  Bill’s Taxi Service, Inc. D.B.A A&A Metro Transportation, located in Bridgewater, MA, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded two Massachusetts training grants for the purpose of continuing education for their current and future employees.

A&A Metro Transportation has been providing transportation services throughout the Commonwealth since 1952. Their partnerships with local transit authorities such as Brockton’s Dial-a-Bat and Taunton’s Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority, Logisticare, and numerous Councils on aging, have made A&A Metro Transportation a central part of the area’s transit network.  Additionally, local area school districts utilize transportation services to transport school-age children with special needs. Other services include: fixed route service, recreational transit, charter bus service, corporate shuttle, executive Sedan service and worldwide transportation services.

The first training grant awarded comes from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Industrial Accidents. It will be used to train and retrain its employees in CPR/First Aid, Defensive Driving, Chair Lift Safety, Back Safety and De-Escalation training.  A&A Metro Transportation drivers are faced with dangerous situations on a daily basis on the roadway, and providing these new courses will be a great help in preparing them for any situation that may occur while transporting a client.

The second training grant is from the Commonwealth Corporation, A program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. This grant will be used to train drivers on how to obtain their CDL Class B License.  This training consists of 60 hours of training per driver.  Once drivers have obtained their CDL Class B License, A&A Metro Transportation will pay for the necessary RMV fees along with a bonus once the employee has completed and passed all of the requirements.

“These grants will bring a level of safety and competency among our drivers that will be unprecedented in our industry, anywhere in the nation. We thank the Commonwealth for their commitment to Massachusetts businesses.“ said President & CEO Tom Arrighi.

For more information on these grants and services, please contact:

Joe McCallum
A&A Metro Transportation
Email: jmccallum@aametro.com

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Bridgewater-Based Bill’s Taxi Service, Inc. dba A&A Metro Transportation Opens New Office In Boston’s Booming Seaport Neighborhood

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 18, 2016 (Bridgewater, MA) – Bill’s Taxi Service, Inc. D.B.A A&A Metro Transportation, located in Bridgewater, MA, is pleased to announce that they have opened a new office in Boston’s newest business hub – the Seaport neighborhood, which has recently been chosen as the location of General Electric’s new Headquarters.

As Boston continues to grow as a technological and innovation capital of America, the Boston Seaport neighborhood has seen rapid growth as new businesses have chosen this thriving community to grow their companies. In January, when General Electric announced they would be moving their headquarters to the Boston Seaport, this growth accelerated even more.

“Opening up this office in the Boston Seaport neighborhood will put A&A Metro Transportation at the crossroads of technology and business. It is a natural and necessary place for our company to have a presence as we continually try to grow and improve to service our growing customer base. We are thrilled at the possibilities that lie ahead.“ said President & CEO Tom Arrighi.

A&A Metro Transportation has been providing transportation services throughout the Commonwealth since 1952. Their partnerships with local transit authorities many colleges and universities and numerous Councils, have made A&A Metro Transportation a central part of the area’s transit network. Additionally, local area school districts utilize transportation services to transport school-age children with special needs. Other services include: fixed route service, recreational transit, charter bus service, corporate shuttle, executive Sedan service and worldwide transportation services.

For more information please contact:

Joe McCallum
A&A Metro Transportation
Email: jmccallum@aametro.com

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A&A Metro Transportation was profiled in Boston Business Journal and the article is below:

Separating Home And Work A Matter Of Trial And Error

For some family businesses, there’s no distinction between work and home. There may not even be a choice.

Tom Arrighi’s boyhood home in Bridgewater was also the headquarters of Bill’s Taxi Service, founded by his father in 1952.

“We’d be sitting down to eat and a driver would be cashing out,” Arrighi recalled. Sometimes a driver would stay for dinner. All five children ended up as drivers themselves at different times.

Today Bill’s Taxi Service is part of A&A Metro Transportation, with its own offices and garage, and it’s one of the finalists in the midsize category in the Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts 2010.

Since Arrighi and a brother took over Bill’s Taxi in 1987, he has tried to separate work and home. But he had to learn by trial and error.

On his BlackBerry, he never lists himself as out of the office. On a Sunday after church, he’ll stop by the office “for a minute.”

“It drives my family absolutely nuts,” he said. “ ‘Dad! Please, no! Your two minutes is two hours.’ It’s the nature of the beast sometimes.”

But he’s had some success carving out family time. He coaches kids’ sports teams. He even took the family to Europe — where he used a satellite phone to stay in touch with the office.

 

We at A&A Metro Transportation are humbled to be a finalist for the Massachusetts Family Business Association Awards. Having been a family owned business since 1952 we pride ourselves on our business and family heritage.

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The Family Business Association, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization designed to promote family businesses and family business achievements in Massachusetts. Its goal is to promote the development of creative ideas, services, products and expertise to family-owned businesses. The annual awards program honors excellence in business management, growth, community service and business transition within family businesses.

Article re-posted from Metro Magazine:

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) named Thomas P. Arrighi, President of A&A Metro Transportation in Bridgewater, Mass., as its 2009 Paratransit Operator of the Year, during the TLPA’s annual convention held in Las Vegas earlier this month.

In a highly competitive field of applicants for the award this year, Arrighi and A&A Metro Transportation exemplified the award criteria for attention to safety, superior service and community involvement, according to the Association.

“This is a company and a leader that believe in the highest quality service, in rewarding the efforts of workers, and in being an active part in the community,” said Alfred LaGasse, CEO of the TLPA.

The company was started as Bill’s Taxi in 1952, operated by Arrighi’s parents, Bill and Dorothy. Arrighi bought the company from them in 1987, and expanded into paratransit services that first year after buying his first wheelchair van and winning a contract to transport school children. The company now has a fleet of more than 100 vehicles, 40 percent of which are ADA accessible, and provides 685,000 passenger trips each year.

Community involvement is a key belief with Arrighi. He is an elected member of the Town of Bridgewater’s Recreation Department, and for 20 years served on the YMCA’s Board of Governors in East Bridgewater. Along with his brothers and family, Arrighi has organized the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Charity Golf Tournament for the past 11 years, raising $150,000. He was named 2004 Citizen of the Year by the Bridgewater Rotary Club.

The award is an honor that Arrighi knows belongs as much to his staff, who he regularly rewards through company programs and incentives for exemplary service to clients. “We are only as strong as our front line employees,” says Arrighi. “Without them, we cannot succeed.”

In addition, the TLPA named Adepegba “Tony” Abiodun driver for Challenger Transportation of Gaithersburg, Md., the 2009 Paratransit Driver of the Year.

“He takes enormous pride in his job, in his service, and in positively affecting the quality of someone else’s day,” said the TLPA’s LaGasse.

Called “the epitome of a professional driver” by his supervisors, Abiodun has earned such a reputation for on-time reliable service that his clients will call the company just to double-check that he’s on duty that day. One elderly woman who came to depend on him for regular hospital trips even requested that, when she moved into a new care facility in a different town, he be allowed to change his area of operations.

“It‟s a good feeling to know that you have a positive effect on another person,” Abiodun said. “I believe that if you take pride in your work, you will always push yourself to do your best and to take responsibility.”

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Abiodun came to the U.S. in 1986 “in search of a better life,” he said. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of the District of Columbia in 1994, and is now a U.S. citizen. He became aware of the needs of people with disabilities when he was assistant store manager at a pharmacy. It was also there that he began to see Challenger vehicles bringing people to the pharmacy. He submitted an application and became a vehicle operator in 2002.