Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR)
"Addison County Transit Resources
(ACTR) ACTR's services for elders and persons with disabilities are free.
This program is for Addison County residents who are age sixty (60) or older and/or have a disability, as described in the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. Funds for these services are limited, however, and eligibility for the program must be approved by one of ACTR's partner agencies:
Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Counseling Service of Addison County or Addison County Home & Health Hospice.Special services currently offered include transporting elders to meal-sites in Bristol, Bridport, Middlebury and Vergennes. We also deliver Meals-on-Wheels, as well as transporting county residents to medical, social or employment-related appointments and other services or activities.
Our mission is to enhance the economic, social and environmental health of the region by providing public transportation services that are safe, reliable, accessible and affordable for everyone. Our vision is to be the leading transportation alternative for all county residents and visitors.ACTR serves the general public via an extensive shuttle bus system, and has many programs that focus on specialized populations including elders, persons with disabilities and low-income families and individuals. In addition, ACTR partners with many area organizations and businesses to provide transportation for special public events.
Reach-Up transportation is a free program provided in partnership with the Vermont Department of Families And Children. Specific services include transportation for employment-related activities, child care and other self-improvement activities. Rides are provided either on ACTR vehicles or by volunteer drivers. This service is time limited per the determination of Vermont Department of Families And Children.
Visually Impaired Services: ACTR provides a free transportation program to eligible residents through a partnership with the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI). Specific services include transporting residents to medical, social or employment-related appointments and other services or activities. Rides are provided either by ACTR vehicles or by ACTR’s volunteer drivers.
In addition, ACTR’s shuttle bus schedules are available on audiotape upon request. Drivers also announce all stops on the shuttle bus routes.
RideMatch Program: The RideMatch program is a fee-based service and is available for people not eligible for any other services. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers and there is no limitation on the type of activity for which service may be provided. Cost includes an administrative fee that is charged for each one-way trip, plus the amount reimbursed to volunteer drivers for their mileage. Many rides are often arranged and paid for by a third party, such as an insurance company, school or employer. Many individuals utilize this service as well. For more information on this program call 388-1946 or visit www.actr-vt.org."
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