ADA 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 (DOT): (www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1390&q=305316) 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.
Click here for a list of Senior Ride Programs.
MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION 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
Click here for a List of Medical Appointments Transportation Programs.
Click here for a list of public transit systems.
SOURCES: Agency listings in 2-1-1 Community
Resources Database; Department of Transportation,
State of Connecticut website
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