PARATRANSIT PROGRAMS: ADA Paratransit
Systems are run by all fixed-route bus systems
in Connecticut. Each agency provides
transportation for residents within their
service areas who are unable to use local buses.
Participants must apply for the service, provide
documented proof of their disability and pay a
set fee for each trip that they take. The
Connecticut State Department of Transportation
can provide further information on the programs.
SENIOR/DISABLED RIDE PROGRAMS:
Dial-A-Ride programs are offered by some cities
or towns and community councils in Connecticut.
Participants must register for the program and
show proof of their disability. Transportation
is provided to local destinations such as banks,
medical buildings and stores; some programs may
also schedule activities such as out-of-town
shopping trips and medical appointments.
Usually, at least 24 hours notice is required
for making transportation arrangements. Minimum
age requirements, fees and routes vary from
program to program.
here for a list of Senior Ride Programs.
here for a list of Disability Related
PROGRAMS: Medical Transportation programs
provide non-emergency transportation for people
who may not be able to use other transportation
due to their disabilities and/or their financial
situations. The programs are run by community
service organizations, medical or nursing
agencies and cities/towns to take participants
to medical appointments at clinics, hospitals or
medical centers. Some programs will take people
to out-of-town locations for medical treatment,
when needed. Advance notice for medical
appointments and registration is usually
Click here for a List
of Medical Transportation Programs.
COMMUNITY RIDE PROGRAMS:
that have limited or no public transportation
offer ride programs for residents.
here for a list of General
Paratransit/Community Ride Programs.
here for a list of public transit systems.
here for a list of programs that assist low
income workers who need transportation to
SOURCES: Agency listings in
2-1-1 Community Resources Database; Department
of Transportation, State of Connecticut
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