History Of JFK Transportation, Inc.
In 1952 John F. Kelley and his son
John F. Kelley, Jr. of Natick purchased a local cab company and established a
local service known as “Colonial Cab”. While the cabs continued to service the
community, we became aware that a greater population was in need of
transportation.It was at that time in April of 1978 that “JFK Transportation
Inc.” was organized and was contracted to service the children of Natick with
“special needs”. JFK held this contract for over 30 years with the Town of
Natick. The more involved JFK became with transportation, the greater the population
in need became apparent. JFK researched and became involved with the bidding process
for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. Since 1979, JFK has
been contracted with various State Authorities to provide transportation to the
individuals in their region requiring these services. At the present time JFK
is providing transportation service to 150 DMR consumers and 100 DMA consumers.
These individuals receive door to door service from their home to their
worksite and back on a daily basis.
Since 1978, JFK has held many
contracts and transportation agreements with various organizations and members
of the private community including: MA Dept. of Mental Retardation, MA Dept. of
Public Health, MA Rehabilitation Commission, MA Commission for the Blind,
Wayland School Department, Wayland Council on Aging, Sherborn Council on Aging,
Dover Council on Aging, Natick Parks and Recreation Department, Natick Council
on Aging, Paratransit Brokerage Services, Walnut Hill School, Dana Hall
School, Framingham State College, Greater Framingham Association of Disabled
Citizens, Till, Incorporated, Busy Bee Transportation, Incorporated, First Call
Transportation, and Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. JFK is also
providing transportation for the following organizations: JRI Health, Kids Care, Framingham Heart
Study, Ride Solutions, Sleep Health Study, Framingham Sheraton Hotel, Residence
Inn, Framingham Boys and Girls Club, MetroWest Jewish Day School, Wellesley
College, Babson College, and Regis College. JFK is currently supplying
transportation through contracts and agreements with many of the aforementioned
organizations. No contract has ever been terminated for cause.
In 1985, Timothy Kelley, the son of
John F. Kelley, Jr. became involved with the family business. Tim purchased two
limousines and was the owner/operator of Class Limousine from 1985 to 1995. After
dissolving the limousine service in 1995, Tim managed JFK Transportation until
purchasing the company from his father in 1999. In 2001, Tim re-named the taxi
business from Colonial Cab to it’s current name of JFK Taxi. At that time, he
purchased 3 mini-vans for use as taxis and became MetroWest's fastest growing
taxi company by adding 3 cabs per year for the next 3 years.
All JFK drivers are employees of the
company, meaning that the taxis are not privately owned by the driver or rented
from JFK. All of our employees have been screened through the CORI (criminal
offender record investigation) and SORI (sex offender record investigation)
Systems with favorable results recorded in their employment files. All of our
drivers are fully licensed including Natick and Framingham Hackney Licenses for
taxi drivers with favorable driving records retained on file in our office.
We are the fastest growing taxi
company in MetroWest and currently operate 12 taxis. JFK Transportation has a
total fleet of 50 vehicles including sedans, minivans, and passenger vans. JFK
operates 7 days per week.
Our business hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday, open at 5:30
am and close at 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, open at 5:30 am,
and close at 11:00 pm
Arrangements can be made in advance
for early morning pickups before we open.