Vermont’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Program plays an important role filling gaps in existing transportation services for older adults age 60 and above as well as individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Vermont’s public transit providers serve as regional transportation brokers and work with human service agency partners to coordinate E&D trips together with Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) provided through Medicaid, contracted service with community organizations and institutions, and transportation for the general public.
More specifically, the E&D Program assists older adults and persons with disabilities in getting out of their homes to medical appointments, to the local adult day facilities, to senior meal sites, and for essential shopping. This service is door to door and supplements the regular transit service in the area, filling in gaps left by other transportation programs. Drivers can be paid or volunteers and depending on the rider’s needs, drive a variety of vehicles, from a transit bus with wheelchair access to a regular car. This coordinated transportation approach extends the impact of available E&D funding, as the regional brokers utilize multiple funding sources and fill capacity on vehicles to the maximum extent possible.
This page is intended to give information to providers and partners within the program. If you would like help getting a ride through this program, please visit the Transit Information and Commuting Resources website.
2022 Annual Summit
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will hold the 3rd Annual E&D Transportation Summit on June 3, 2022 at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain (60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401). This summit will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM and will be aimed at providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Program.
Registration is now open and the agenda is available. See below for the links. Registration is free but required to allow us to order food and refreshments, as well as adjust room allocations for breakouts. Please note that the deadline for registrations is Friday May 20th.
If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact Marshall Distel – firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Annual Summit
The Vermont Agency of Transportation’s Public Transit and Planning Sections held the 2nd Annual E&D Transportation Summit on June 18, 2021. This summit was aimed at providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Program. If you have any questions, please email Katharine Otto.
2020 Annual Summit
The Vermont Agency of Transportation held the 1st Annual E&D Transportation Summit on July 10, 2020. The summit was aimed at service providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Program. Below are several resources related to the summit. If you have any questions, please email Katharine Otto.