Vermont’s Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities and O&D 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 O&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 O&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 O&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.
2023 Annual Summit
Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will hold the 4th Annual O&D Transportation Summit on June 9, 2023. This summit will take place virtually from 9:00 to 11:30AM and will be aimed at providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (O&D) Program.
Registration will be open soon and the agenda is available. See below for the links. Registration is free.
Please contact Tammy Fay (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need additional information or technical assistance.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Tammy Fay (email@example.com) by Friday, June 2nd.
2022 Annual Summit
- Save the Date
- 2022 Summit Agenda
- O&D Summit Powerpoint Slides
- Notes From the Event - Including Breakout Sessions
2021 Annual Summit
The Vermont Agency of Transportation’s Public Transit and Planning Sections held the 2nd Annual O&D Transportation Summit on June 18, 2021. This summit was aimed at providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (O&D) Program. If you have any questions, please email Katharine Otto.
2020 Annual Summit
The Vermont Agency of Transportation held the 1st Annual O&D Transportation Summit on July 10, 2020. The summit was aimed at service providers and partners involved in Vermont’s Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities (O&D) Program. Below are several resources related to the summit. If you have any questions, please email Katharine Otto.