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Vehicle Adaptation Toolkit(opens new window)
ADAPT - ADAPT
offers door-to-door rides for people with disabilities who are unable
to use Portland's bus service. An application must be approved before
service begins. This service is offered in Portland, South Portland,
Public Transportation Association - This page has links to
most of Maine’s transportation systems including bus systems, ferries,
at Gas Stations - This is the brief from the Department of
Justice regarding assistance to consumers at self-serve gas stations.
Commuter Transit Network - This
organization serves people with disabilities by using commuters to take
you to and from appointments, work, etc.
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Resource Listing-
The transportation page of the Office of Elder Services
(OES) is organized by
county and lists phone contact information.
- This site contains links to information about transportation rights,
local project coordination, and Medicaid-funded transportation. Once you're
on the site, just click on the "Transportation" tab.
Good Wheels - A
transportation specialist assists ASPIRE participants to purchase vehicles
at very low interest rates, purchase insurance, and register the vehicle.
Eligibility requirements state that people must be participants of TANF
and ASPIRE programs and must have a job.
Network (ITN) - The Independent Transportation Network
(ITN) is a non-profit transportation service for seniors and people with
visual impairments. The ITN uses automobiles and both paid and volunteer
drivers to provide door-to-door service, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
People who use the service open accounts and pay for their rides by the
MaineCare Transportation Service - This
service offers door to door transportation, 24 hours a day, to MaineCare-eligible
appointments. Rides are available in lift-equipped buses and vans by
certified, trained RTP volunteer drivers or by using a METRO pass.
Department of Transportation - This state website can
be searched for disability to find out some resources related to transportation
with a disability.
Guide to Resources and Opportunities for Transportation Advocacy — This
is a huge listing of many transportation related resources in the
state. If you are interested in advocating for improved transportation,
this would be a good place to start.
Office of Passenger Transportation - This shows a listing
of public and fixed route transportation providers by county.
Transportation - Portland’s interactive transportation
map. Information on Portland transportation options including directions
to area parking.
ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database - Choose the
state and city on this listing to plan your visit and view all transportation
services available there. Includes travel agencies specializing in travel
arrangements for persons with disabilities. This database is on the Easter
Seals site which keeps changing! If the link doesn't work, go to http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer
and look for "Project Action".
Provide A Ride - This Cumberland
County service provides transportation for any type of MaineCare appointment
as well as transportation for day habilitation programs for those who
qualify. This service also provides transportation for other appointments
through a private pay arrangement. They have a wheelchair accessible
Program - RTP (Regional Transportation Program) provides publicly-funded,
low-cost transportation to persons with disabilities in the greater Portland
MAINE Commuter Connections -
GO MAINE provides services and information to commuters and other travelers
who live, work, or travel in the state of Maine: carpool ridematching,
vanpool formation, transit information and bicycling and walking
Ideas for Caregivers - This resource guide is on the Easter
Seals website. It suggests solutions for caregivers of folks with mobility
Adaptation Information - This page is on the Car Talk radio
program website. It contains links to resources about simple hand controls
to voice recognition devices. Click on the link to "Our Favorite
Resources" or to their question and answer page.
Hancock Community Agency - This is the community action
program (CAP) for Washington and Hancock counties of Maine. They help
a wide range
of people through programs that include transportation, family and
community services, and heating, utilities and rental assistance.