Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Program

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. 

A passenger walks off a Public Transit bus

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.

Program Announcements

 

Save the Date – First Annual E&D Summit – Friday, July 10, 2020

 

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is organizing the 1st Annual E&D Transportation Summit.  This summit is aimed at service providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Program.  This will be an online event, more details available soon.

To receive information about the summit, please email Katharine Otto.

Resources

Vermont Public Transit Provider Service Areas- Map

Transportation Options for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities- National Guide

2020 Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan

2020 E&D Program Survey (results to be published Summer 2020)

2016 E&D Program Review

2004 E&D Program Guidance (2020 Program Guidance to be published Summer 2020)