Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Committee
The Chittenden County 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 Special Services Transportation Agency (SSTA) 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 Chittenden County E&D Transportation Committee typically meets quarterly (March, June, September, & December) on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am at the CCRPC office (110 West Canal Street, Winooski).
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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.
E&D COMMITTEE Agendas & Minutes
- Cathedral Square
- Age Well (formerly Champlain Valley Agency on Aging)
- Age Well County-Wide
- Burlington Dept. of Parks, Rec. & Waterfront
- City of Winooski
- Milton Family Community Center
- Town of Colchester
- Town of Richmond
- Town of Williston
- UVM Medical Center Home Health and Hospice (Formerly the VNA)
If you are:
- 60 years of age or older, and/or
- You live with an ADA defined disability
There is no income requirement, application or physical exam required.
To determine eligibility, and start riding, call SSTA at 802.878.1527, and 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 Committee, please contact Marshall Distel, Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *26.