Regional Elders & Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee (REDPAC)
The Central Vermont E&D Transportation Program supports community members through affordable transportation to medical appointments, access to fresh food at the grocery store, and social visits with friends and family. In our region, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) contracts with the Central Vermont Agency on Aging and Vermont Center for Independent Living to provide the service. The E&D Transportation Program is specifically designed to serve individuals who live more than 3/4 of a mile away from a bus route. The program uses a combination of lift-equipped vans, sedans and minivans, along with volunteer drivers who use personal vehicles to give rides to E&D users.
The Central Vermont E&D Transportation Committee typically meets quarterly (March, June, September, & December) on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm at the CVRPC office. Currently, meetings are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
See below for more information on:
- E&D Transportation Program Overview
- REDPAC Agendas & Minutes
- REDPAC Partners
- Program Eligibility
E&D Transportation Program Overview
Vermont’s public and private transportation agencies play an important role in the lives of older adults age 60 and above and persons with disabilities. In addition to the services provided by the state’s 10 public transit providers, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) administers the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Program throughout the State. The program is intended to fill gaps in other services (Fixed Route Transit, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, and ADA transportation, for example). In many areas of the state, E&D transit makes use of volunteer drivers in private vehicles, in addition to the use of various vehicle fleets of ADA compliant vans, sedans and minivans. The program relies on the involvement of local partners—agencies tasked with providing services to riders and making the local contribution to funding, and transit providers who maintain and operate the vehicles and are often the customer-facing component of the service.
REDPAC Committee Agendas & Minutes
Agendas and minutes for the REDPAC are posted here.
- Central Vermont Agency on Aging
- Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
- Green Mountain Transit
- Vermont Center for Independent Living
- are 60 years of age or older, and/or
- live with an ADA defined disability.
There is no income requirement, application or physical exam required.
To determine eligibility, and start riding, call Green Mountain Transit at (802) 223-7287 Option #1. The operator will work with you to determine your eligibility.
If eligible, you may be able to start using E&D transportation immediately, or you may be referred to a partner agency who will work with you to determine your qualification status.
For more information on the E&D Program and the REDPAC, please contact Christian Myer, Senior Planner, at (802) 229-0389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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