The following information is intended to help you identify the transportation resources available in your area. They range from senior centers to veterans offices and more. If you need assistance finding transportation, please call Margaret Mixon, Regional Mobility Manager, at (203) 365-8522 ext. 263.
The Bridgeport Veterans Affairs office offers rides to the VA Hospital in West Haven. The free transportation program is open to Bridgeport veterans and their spouses. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday and makes two round-trips each day leaving the Veteran’s Affairs Office (752 East Main Street) at 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information please call (203) 336-2570.
For Medicaid members only. 70 + seniors and paratransit users that live beyond 4 blocks from public transportation can apply for medical rides only. Advance reservations are required and mileage restrictions apply. Call (888) 248-9895 for more information.
At Home in Darien is a twelve passenger van providing door-to-door transportation to serve the needs and enjoyment of Darien’s older citizens as well as for physically disabled residents of all ages. At Home in Darien will take you to locations in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk such as the library, medical appointments, grocery stores, beauty salons and the Senior Center.
At Home in Darien is on the road Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Because the program is not-for-profit, a voluntary donation of $5.00 is suggested. For medical appointments it is strongly advised that appointments for rides be made at least 48 hours in advance. All other rides should be arranged one day in advance. Call the answering service at (203) 655-2227 www.athomeindarien.org
Call-A-Ride offers door-to-door service for ambulatory individuals over the age of 60. Rides are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. The rides are free of charge. Call (203) 661-6633 for more information.
The Senior Center’s transportation program offers rides to and from the Senior Center, doctors appointments, food shopping and special approved trips. The bus service is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The service is designed for seniors over 55 and people with disabilities. A small fee is required. Call (203) 256-3168 for more information.
The Dial-A-Ride program provides transportation for eligible residents who are over the age of 65 or adults who are permanently disabled. The program is intended for those with limited resources who find it difficult to access transportation. The Town of Fairfield has contracted with the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority to operate the program. The hours of service are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The service area is from Fairfield to Bridgeport, Trumbull, and Stratford. The three target groups for the service are homebound seniors, homebound people with disabilities and veterans. The trips can be for shopping and entertainment, visits to family and friends, shopping, church and the VA hospital in West Haven. Call (203) 256-3170 for more information and application.
Getabout's mission is to provide rides within New Canaan to the elderly and people with disabilities populations. Five vans, four of them with wheelchair capability, operate eight hours a day Monday through Friday. Within New Canaan, transportation is provided to any destination. Voluntary contributions of $3.00 per one way ride are suggested to help defray expenses. Getabout provides rides to medical destinations in Darien, Wilton, Stamford and Norwalk including Tully Medical Center, Stamford and Norwalk Hospitals, doctors and dentists offices, therapists and clinics. No donation is expected for rides to medical appointments. Rides must be reserved one day in advance by calling 203-972-7433.
ITN provides rides with door-to-door, arm-through-arm service to seniors. The program allows older people to trade their own cars to pay for rides, and enable volunteer drivers to store transportation credits for their own future transportation needs. For more information call (203) 858-2001.
The Senior Center has one van dedicated to transporting elderly and people with disabilities. The door-to-door service runs on Tuesday and Thursday at no charge. For more information call (203) 324-6584.
Clients who need drivers must be mobile and provide a doctor’s note stating that they are medically stable to be driven in a car. Clients need to be flexible in their time requirements, since most volunteers have limited availability. For more information call (203) 324-6611.
Mini bus transportation is available Monday-Friday within Stratford and the surrounding vicinity. Please call 203-385-4051 at least one week in advance for appointments. Passengers are allowed a maximum of two rides per week, depending upon availability. Medical rides take priority and are free, they may be scheduled up to four months in advance. The fee for non-medical trips is $2 round trip.
The senior transportation department provides curbside services to seniors age 60 and over without transportation or who are unable to drive. Services include doctor’s appointments, shopping, nutrition program, dentist appointments and legal appointments. Please call (203) 452-5137 for more information.
There are many alternatives to driving alone between home and work. CTrides offers a variety of services individuals can tap into to find the best way to improve a commute, free of charge. CTrides is a free commuter service from the Connecticut DOT, it offers:
For more information contact CTrides at 1-877-CTRIDES (1-877-287-4337) or www.ctrides.com
FISH is an all-volunteer group that provides transportation in the Stamford area for those of all ages who have no other means of reaching health facilities. Volunteer drivers provide transportation in their own vehicles Monday thru Thursday 9AM to 4PM. Those requesting rides must be ambulatory - no wheel chairs can be accommodated. For more information visit their website at volunteer.truist.com.
Metro North's New Haven Line 877-337-2017 www.mta.info
Dattco bus 800.229.4879 www.dattco.com
Peter Pan bus 800 237-8747 www.peterpanbus.com
Metro Taxi 203-333-3333 www.metrotaxict.com