IF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WON'T WORK FOR YOU and you do not qualify for ADA Paratransit services then there are other modes of transportation available to you. They include:

Note: each town has its own specific and unique program. Details and contact information is listed in your towns section of this guide.Some town’s ask for an application fee or donation and some towns supply free rides.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FROM NON-PROFIT AGENCIES There are many agencies and associations that provide free transportation services to people who are eligible because of a certain medical condition. Note: Details and contact information is listed in your town’s section of this guide.

There are also associations that provide free or small fee based transportation services to people who are eligible via their criteria. Note: Details and contact information is listed in your town’s section of this guide.

MEDICAID ELIGIBLE TRANSPORTATION SERIVCES Transportation is available for non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid recipients. If you qualify for Medicaid  The CT Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance and independent living.  In order to receive services from the Department of Social Services, you will need to apply by calling DSS at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632) to see if your are eligible for services or fill out a form online at  https://connect.ct.gov/access/

Area Served
Type of Service

Additional Information

Transportation to and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for ALS with dual cancer diagnosis


Transportation to and from treatment for people who are
receiving treatment for ALS with a dual cancer diagnosis

Cost - Free

Greater Hartford area, including parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

(800) 227-2345


Three business days (72 hours) advance notice is requested.


Patients must be able to get in and out of a car under their own power, and be able to walk unassisted to and from the vehicle, their residence, and the treatment facility. 


Cost - Free 

Bloomfield, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Somers,
South Windsor, Suffield and Windsor

Avon, Cromwell, Durham, E. Haddam, E. Hampton, Farmington, Haddam, Hartford, Middlefield, Middletown, Newington, Portland, Rocky HIll, West Hartford & Wethersfield
Transportation to seniors and persons with visual impairments. My be 60 years old or older.


(860) 758-7833 iTN North Central CT

(860) 521-3600 iTN Central CT

Some of the service characteristics include:  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Available for any type of ride within the service area, with no limitations on ride purpose
Rides are provided in private autos by trained drivers
People 60 years and older, and adults with visual impairments are
eligible to join
Rides may be booked at any time; discounts are applied for shared rides and advance notice
Share a ride and receive a 20% discount

Cost - Annual Membership Fee $40.00 for single person $60.00 for a couple 

Other Fees     $3.00 Pick-up fee $1.50 per mile

Greater Hartford area, including parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

Eligible individuals can have access to van or GHTD Ambassador Wheel Chair Services


(860) 296-6400, Ext. 225


Serving all people living with
HIV/AIDS. Transportation for clients to access primary medical care and/or
psychosocial support services to clients who access Ryan White CORE and/or
NON-CORE services.


Cost - Free

New Britain to the Newington VA. Shuttle from Newington VA to West Haven VA
Transportation to and from VA medical facilities for treatment.

(860) 667-6759 Newington VA Medical Center 555 Willard Ave. Newington, CT  DAV volunteers drive disabled veterans.  A five day lead time is necessary.   Rides from 7 AM – 1 PM
Last ride leaves Newington at 1 PM Cost – Free

Alternative Transportation, Easy Street, EasyStreet, eRideShare.com, volunteertransportation, CTRides

Disabled American Veterans

vRide is a commuter van service designed to help people who live or work near each other get to their jobs easily. vRide offers over 400 routes daily transporting  4,500 riders. vRide benefits riders and non-riders. The vRide fleet is made up of 7-passenger minivans as well as 12 and 15-passenger full-size vans. Fares are per seat, payable at the beginning of each month. Call  (800) 826-7422 or visit their website for a chart listing the routes in your area visit www.vride.com

             Call us at 860-667-6207

eRideShare.com is a carpool rideshare website that was founded in 1999 and currently has over 15,000 commuter, travel, and local rideshare listings. Find carpool listings for your area at www.eRideShare.com/carpool.php?zip=yourzipcode(replace yourzipcode  with the zip for your commute destination).

CTrides provides commuting solutions for residents of Connecticut and is a program from the CT Department of Transportation. Visit their website to find out information on carpooling, vanpooling, buses, trains, biking, walking and telecommuting. (877) 287-4337 or www.ctrides.com

Alternative Transportation Rideshare and Commuter Services