Avon, CT Transportation Options

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    • Provider

      cttransit

      Area Served

      CTTransit Hartford Division Serves Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Southington, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Windsor
      Website - www.cttransit.com
      Click Here To see an instructional video on “How to Ride the Bus”
      Click here to get detailed public transportation directions
      Click here for an instructional video on how to use Google Transit Trip Planner
      Travel Training for persons who are apprehensive about using public transportation is provided by the Kennedy Center

      Additional Information

      Express Bus Service (mid-day service available)
      • 901 Avon/Canton Express to Hartford
      Park & Ride - Lot located at Walmart on Route 44 in Avon
      Customer Service - (860) 525-9181 | (860) 727-8196 TTY/TDD
      Mon.- Sat. 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM | Sunday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM | Holidays 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
      Costs - https://www.cttransit.com/fares

      Provider

      CTFastrak

      Area Served

      Hartford / West Hartford / Newington / New Britain accessed with transfer thru the Route 901 Avon/Canton Express (weekdays only)  with 68 routes providing fast, convenient access to employment, shopping, educational, cultural and entertainment destinations throughout the region.

      Type of Service

      CTfastrak is a new Bus Rapid Transit system includes a 9.4-mile guideway dedicated to buses that will serve as the spine of the CTfastrak system. Modern bus rapid transit vehicles with the latest environmentally-friendly technologies, including WiFi and a five-mile multi-use trails that connects New Britain & Newington

      Daily service from 4:30 AM - 1:30 AM
      • 101 CTfastrak Hartford / New Britain (Between downtown Hartford and New Britain, stopping at all CTfastrak stations)
      • 102 Hartford / New Britain / Bristol (Operates between downtown Hartford and Bristol, stopping at all CTfastrak stations)
      • 121 MCC / Hartford / UConn Health (Service between Manchester Community College, downtown Hartford, and UConn Health Center in Farmington via CTfastrak) 
      • 128 Hartford / Westfarms-New Britain via Stanley Street
      • 140 CCSU Shuttle
      • 144 Wethersfield / Westfarms via Newington Center & Brittany Farms
      • 153 Flatbush / Copaco via West Hartford Center 
      • 161 St. Francis Hospital / Hartford Hospital via State Capitol
      • 923 Bristol Express
      • 924 Southington–Cheshire Express
      • 925 Waterbury Express (See 928 schedule for additional service to Waterbury)
      • 928 Southington-Cheshire-Waterbury Express

      Cost – Click Here

    • Provider

      Town of Avon Dial-a-Ride

      Area Served

      Transportation to anywhere in Avon, Simsbury Commons (formerly Farmington Valley Mall), Unionville Center, Collinsville Center, Canton Village, The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Canton, CT, and John Dempsey Hospital.

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair accessible personalized transportation service for senior citizens age 60 and over, and the permanently disabled

      Website

      http://www.avonct.gov/senior-center/pages/dial-a-ride

      Guidelines and Application

      http://www.avonct.gov/sites/avonct/files/file/file/dar_form_1.pdf

      Additional Information

      Hours - Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      Please schedule 24 and 48 hours in advance. Same-day requests if availability. No service when Town Hall is closed & specific holidays. In inclement weather if Avon schools are closed then Dial-A-Ride is closed.
      Telephone - (860) 693-6876 Martel Transportation
      Cost – $0.50 One-way fare. 20 tickets limit ($10) per month. Please purchase tickets at the Town Clerk’s Office

      TOWN OF AVON ENHANCED DIAL-A-RIDE

      Area Served - Transportation to destinations outside of service area listed above Type of Service - Wheelchair accessible medical transportation service for senior citizens age 60 and over, and the permanently disabled.
      Website - http://www.avonct.gov/social-services/pages/disabled-homebound
      Additional Information - Enhanced Dial-A-Ride Service for out-of-town medical appointments beyond our regular service area is available on a limited basis
      Hours - Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
      Telephone - (860) 693-6876 Martel Transportation
      Cost – $0.50 One-way fare. 20 tickets limit ($10) per month. Please purchase tickets at the Town Clerk’s Office

    • ghtd

      PROVIDER

      Greater Hartford Transit District

      AREA SERVED

      All of East Hartford and Hartford, in addition to portions of; Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Cromwell, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Kensington, Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks

      TYPE OF SERVICE

      Facilitator of ADA Paratransit Services

      WEBSITE

      www.hartfordtransit.org/adaservice.html Click here for an online application https://www.ctada.com/

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Personal Care Attendants (PCA) rides free. Companions may accompany ADA riders but must pay the appropriate fare. If you have already qualified for the service and wish to book a ride call (860) 724-5340 ext. 1 for First Transit

      TELEPHONE

      860-247-5329 ext. 3043

      COST

      $3.00 for each one-way trip or $24.00 for a 10-ticket book
    • Provider

      AIDS Connecticut

      Area Served

      Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Bus Passes for Medical Appointments

      Website

      www.aids-ct.org | www.aids-ct.org/pdf/assistance/haf-caf.pdf

      Additional Information

      (860) 547-1771
      Ryan White Part A & B Transportation Programs are used to enable PWHIV/AIDS to access medical or support services. Clients who are on Medicaid are not eligible for this program.

      Cost – Free

      Provider

      ALS Association

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      To and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for ALS with a dual cancer diagnosis

      Website

      www.webct.alsa.org

      Additional Information

      (877) 257-2281
      ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
      Cost - Free

      Provider

      American Cancer Society

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      To and from treatment for people who are receiving treatment for cancer related diseases and are unable to drive themselves

      Website

      www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery

      Additional Information

      (800) 227-2345
      Patients must be able to get in and out of a car under their own power, and be able to walk unassisted to and from the vehicle, their residence, and the treatment facility. Three business days (72 hours) advance notice is requested for all rides. Subject to the availability of volunteers.

      Provider

      iTNCentralCT

      Area Served

      Avon, Cromwell, Durham, E Haddam, E Hampton, Farmington, Haddam, Hartford, Middlefield, Middletown, Newington, Portland, Rocky Hill, West Hartford & Wethersfield

      Type of Service

      ITNCentralCT is Nonprofit agency providing transportation services for seniors (60+) and visually impaired individuals (18+) with arm-through-arm and door-through-door service.

      Website

      www.itncentralct.org

      Additional Information

      Volunteers drive their own program insured vehicles and service available 24/7/365 for any purpose.
      Telephone - (860) 521-3600
      Cost – Membership Fee | $40 for an individual or $65 for a family
      Cost - Rides
      $3.00 for a pickup fee & $1.50 per mile
      Cash is not accepted as funds are taken from your prepaid Personal Transportation Account. Tips are not accepted.

      Provider

      Latino Community Services

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Eligible individuals can have access to van or GHTD Ambassador Wheel Chair Services

      Website

      lcs-ct.org/index.php/en/services

      Additional Information

      (860) 296-6400, Ext. 225
      Serving all people living with HIV/AIDS. Transportation Services for clients to access primary medical care and/or psychosocial support services for clients who access Ryan White CORE and/or NON-CORE services
      Cost – Free

      Provider

      mssociety

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Financial Assistance for Medical Transportation related to MS Medical Only

      Website

      www.nationalmssociety.org

      Additional Information

      (800) 344-4867, Option 1
      Monday-Friday (7am-5pm MT), or email them at contactusnmss@nmss.org

      Will provide financial assistance for up to one ride per fiscal year. Chapter will arrange transportation. Two weeks advance notice is required and must utilize public/paratransit transportation options first.

      Provider

      Religious Organizations

      Area Served

      Varies

      Type of Service

      Varies

      Additional Information

      Call your church, temple, mosque or other religious organization as members will sometimes provide free rides to other members.

      Provider

      seniorsjobbank

      Area Served

      In-state and out-of-state transportation serving residents of Avon, Canton, Bloomfield, Farmington, Newington & Simsbury & West Hartford

      Type of Service

      Seniors 50+ will give rides in their privately owned and insurance vehicles to others

      Additional Information

      The Seniors Job Bank (SJB) is a non-profit association dedicated to helping seniors in the Greater Hartford area.
      Website - www.seniorsjobbankct.org
      Telephone – (860) 521-3210
      Cost - $15 – $25 per hour (cost varies per driver)

    • Provider

      davct

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford area, including Bristol, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties

      Type of Service

      Transportation to and from the Newington VA. Also Shuttle from Newington VA to West Haven VA, For veteran’s only

      Website

      www.dav.org/veterans/i-need-a-ride/

      Additional Information

      (860) 667-6759
      A five day lead time is necessary. Rides from 7:00 AM. – 1:00 PM. Last ride leaves Newington at 1 PM.
      Cost - Free

      Provider

      US Department of Veterans Affairs
      VA Transportation

      Area Served

      Newington VA Shuttle Bus

      Type of Service

      Transportation from VA Newington to other VA locations

      Website

      www.connecticut.va.gov

      Additional Information

      Afternoon schedule to return. No fee & first come, first served.
      Telephone - (860) 667-6769
      Cost – Free

      Provider

      US Department of Veterans Affairs
      Travel Reimbursement

      Area Served

      National Program

      Type of Service

      Travel Reimbursement

      Website

      www.va.gov/HEALTHBENEFITS/vtp/beneficiary_travel.asp
      Click here to apply - www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-3542-fill.pdf

      Additional Information

      The Beneficiary Travel program provides eligible Veterans and other beneficiaries mileage reimbursement, common carrier (plane, train, bus, taxi, light rail etc.), or when medically indicated, "special mode" (ambulance, wheelchair van) transport for travel to and from VA health care, or VA authorized non-VA health care for which the Veteran is eligible. A Veteran may be eligible for Beneficiary travel services if the following criteria are met:

      You have a service-connected (SC) rating of 30 percent or more, or you are traveling for treatment of a SC condition, or you receive a VA pension, or your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension

      You qualify for special mode transportation (Ambulance, Wheelchair Van, etc.) if you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed above, and your medical condition requires an ambulance or a specially equipped van as determined by a VA clinician, and the travel is pre-authorized (authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would be hazardous to life or health)

    • Provider

      logisticare

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid recipients covered by HUSKY A, C or D Insurance. Advance reservations are required and mileage restrictions apply.

      Website

      www.logisticare.com
      Click here to schedule or cancel a pick up online

      Additional Information

      Hours - Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM-5 PM
      Telephone - (888) 248-9895 Reservations | (866) 592-4291 – Where’s my Ride
      Cost – Free

    • Provider

      CTRides

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Commuter Resource

      Website

      www.ctrides.com

      Additional Information

      (877) CTRIDES
      A commuter resource from the CT DOT. Information for carpooling, vanpooling, buses, trains, biking, walking & telecommuting.
      Join NuRide and get rewards when you walk, bike, telecommute,

      Provider

      vRide

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Rideshare Program

      Website

      www.vride.com

      Additional Information

      (800) 826-7433
      Service is not yet available in Bristol; however you can call to find out if others from your town are looking to set up a ride share program or see if you can participate in one from an adjacent town. VRide (formally easystreet) is a commuter van service intended to help people who live or work close to each other to get to work easily by offering passenger vans for car/vanpool commuting.
      Cost - Fares are per seat (call vRide)

    • Online Planners

      googletransit
      Google will use all available public transportation schedules and information (provided by participating transit agencies) to provide up to three suggested trip plans.
      Google Transit Website

      rome2rio
      Discover how to get anywhere by searching plane, train, bus, car and ferry routes.
      Rome2Rio Website

      wanderu
      Website searches Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, and hundreds of other bus and train companies to find the best deals and schedules. Smartphone app available.
      Wanderu Website

      Mobile Apps

      transitapp
      IPhone and Android Phone App for getting upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines. Plan your trip, set reminders and get notifications about disruptions. Over 100 Cities including CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden.
      iTunes | Google Play

      roadify
      Roadify is an IPhone and Android phone app that provides real-time arrivals, schedules, maps and service alerts from official agency sources and other riders. Over 70 Cities including CTTransit lines in Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.
      iTunes | Google Play

    • blindsquare
      GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired. App describes the environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel. In conjunction with free, third-party navigation apps it is a powerful solution providing most of the information blind and visually impaired people need to travel independently. Cost - $29.99. Website

      seeingeye
      GPS app developed for the blind and visually impaired. Directions are audibly announced. Intersections, cross street, points of interest and its orientation are announced and described (ex. four-way). Cost - $69.99 one-year subscription, 9.99 thirty days. Website

    • Provider

      ct211

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Free information and referral service

      Website

      www.211ct.org

      Additional Information

      Dial 2-1-1 and callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. TDD access is available.
      Telephone - 2-1-1
      Cost - Free

      Provider

      transitnet

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Information and referral

      Additional Information

      Website for people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, & providers who want to learn more about what transportation options are available for them in CT by providing transportation links, instructions on how to use those links, and contact information leading directly to individuals who can offer further assistance.
      Website - www.transitnet.info
      Cost - Free

    • Provider

      The Kennedy Center

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Travel Training

      Additional Information

      Nationally acclaimed program that teaches people with disabilities and seniors how to properly and safely use the local bus and rail system on a one-to-one basis.
      Website - www.thekennedycenterinc.org/what-we-do/programs-services/mobility-services/travel-training.html (See a video on the benefits of Travel Training)
      Telephone - (203) 365-8522
      Cost - Training is free but trainees are asked to pay their bus fare.

      Provider

      dors

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      Mobility Services Travel Training

      Additional Information

      Program teaches individuals who are legally blind how to travel safely and independently.
      Website - http://www.ct.gov/besb/cwp/view.asp?a=2848&q=331462
      Telephone - (860) 602-4000
      Cost - Free

    • Provider

      greyhound

      Area Served

      To more than 2,400 service locations in No. America

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      www.greyhound.com | 5% discount for seniors | 20% discount for veterans

      Additional Information

      (800) 231-2222
      Union Station, One Union Place, Hartford, CT

      Provider

      joshuaslimo

      Area Served

      Greater Hartford

      Type of Service

      Bus Service to Foxwoods Casino & Tanger Outlets

      Website

      www.joshuaslimousine.com/take-the-bus.html

      Additional Information

      (866) 217-5674
      Pick up at the Jimmie’s Smoke Shop, 64 W. Main Street, New Britain at 7:00 AM and 1:15 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights at 5:45 PM. Or 12 Batterson Park Road, Farmington at 7:25 AM, 1:30 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights at 6:00 PM

      Return time 3:45 PM, 11:45 PM Monday – Sunday & Friday/Saturday Nights @ 4 AM

      Provider

      megabus

      Area Served

      Rides from Hartford to Amherst, MA - Boston, MA - Burlington, VT - New Haven, CT - New York, NY

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Life Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      us.megabus.com

      Additional Information

      (877) 462-6342
      Customers with special requirements can now make reservations through the Megabus website. Just select yes when asked if there are any passengers travelling with special requirements and answer a few questions.

      Provider

      peterpan

      Area Served

      Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington, DC

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Lift Accessible Coach Buses

      Website

      www.peterpanbus.com | 5% discount for seniors | 10% discount for veterans

      Additional Information

      (800) 343-9999
      Former Bonanza terminal - 12 Batterson Park Road (Exit 37 Off I-84)- Farmington, CT
      The bus will pick up at the front of the lot (and not at the back where the terminal is).

    • Provider

      amtrak

      Area Served

      Nationwide

      Type of Service

      Passenger Train Service
      Closest Stations to Bristol are: Kensington, Hartford or Meriden

      Website

      www.amtrak.com
      Click here for information on senior, veteran’s and persons with disabilities discounts tickets

      Additional Information

      (800) USA-RAIL
      These stations are Wheelchair Accessible:
      Kensington/Berlin Station (BER) - 51 Depot Road, Kensington, CT
      or
      Meriden Station (MDN) - 60 State Street, Meriden, CT
      or
      Hartford Station (HFD) - One Union Place, Hartford, CT

    • Provider

      dmv

      Area Served

      Statewide

      Type of Service

      CT Dept. of Motor Vehicles

      Website

      www.ct.gov/dmv

      Additional Information

      (860) 263-5700
      85 North Mountain Road, New Britain, CT (Limited Svc) or 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161 (Hub)
      Tue, Wed, Fri. – 7:45 AM - 4 PM
      Thurs. – 9:15 AM- 5:30 PM
      Sat. – 8 AM -12:30 PM

    • Provider

      freedom

      Area Served

      Each trip must either BEGIN or END in one of the following towns: Berlin, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Farmington, East Windsor, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks

      Type of Service

      Taxi Service with 50 % Discount for pre-qualified ADA eligible passengers with pre-paid vouchers.

      Additional Information

      Wheelchair accessible transportation if necessary. Please request.
      Website - www.theyellowcab.com/freedom-ride-program
      Telephone - (860) 666-6666
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      Provider

      Executive 2000 Taxi New Freedom Voucher Program

      Area Served

      Each trip must either BEGIN or END in one of the following towns Berlin, Cromwell, Durham, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Portland, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield

      Type of Service

      Taxi Service with 50% Discount for pre-qualified ADA eligible passengers with pre-paid vouchers.

      Additional Information

      Wheelchair accessible transportation if necessary. Please request.
      Website - http://www.mytaxicoupon.com/new-freedom-taxi-program.html
      Application - http://hartfordtransit.org/pdfs/Exec_application.pdf
      Telephone - (860) 888-8888
      Cost – Please call provider for costs

      Provider

      seniorhelpingseniors

      Area Served

      Avon, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartland, Farmington, Granby, Plainville, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks

      Type of Service

      In-home companion and transportation service where seniors are matched with seniors to help them with their needs

      Additional Information

      Up to a week lead time may be necessary. Driver stays with passenger. Wheelchair must be able to fold up and passenger must be able to transfer themselves from wheelchair to vehicle.
      Website - www.seniorshelpingseniors.com/Granby
      Telephone - (860) 716-2017
      Cost – $25.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Mileage additional cost if over 30 miles roundtrip

    • Provider

      advancedwheels

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Rentals

      Website

      www.advancedwheels.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 653-8064
      33 Bradley Park Road, East Granby, CT 06026

      Provider

      premiervan

      Type of Service

      Wheelchair Accessible Rentals – Hand control vans are available

      Website

      www.newenglandpremiervanrental.com

      Additional Information

      (866) 744-8267 | Vehicle Delivery is available

      Provider

      hertz

      Type of Service

      Hand Control Vehicle Rentals available with advance notice

      Website

      www.hertz.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 747-4435 | ESPN, 935 Middle Street, Bristol, CT

      Provider

      enterprise

      Type of Service

      Hand Control Vehicle Rentals available with advance notice

      Website

      www.enterprise.com

      Additional Information

      (860) 584-9100 | 75 North Street, Bristol, CT

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