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.
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.
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
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