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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, and Westbrook.
Voice: (207) 774-2666

 

American Public Transportation Association - This page has links to most of Maine’s transportation systems including bus systems, ferries, and trains.
http://www.apta.com/links/state_local/me.cfm

 

Assistance at Gas Stations - This is the brief from the Department of Justice regarding assistance to consumers at self-serve gas stations.
http://www.ada.gov/gasbrief.htm

 

Commuter Transit Network - This organization serves people with disabilities by using commuters to take you to and from appointments, work, etc.
Voice: (207) 774-2666

 

Department 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.
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/resource/transpor.htm

 

DisabilityInfo.gov - 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.
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=500

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.
http://www.goodwillnne.org/programs/workforce-development-goodwheels.php Voice: (207) 774-6323

 

Independent Transportation 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 mile.
http://www.itninc.org/

 

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.
Voice: (207) 774-2666

 

Maine Department of Transportation - This state website can be searched for disability to find out some resources related to transportation with a disability.
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/

 

Maine 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.
http://www.mainerealchoices.org/commliving_trans_materials/GROTrans_TOC.htm

 

Maine's Office of Passenger Transportation - This shows a listing of public and fixed route transportation providers by county.
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/passenger-transportation-planning/passenger-transportation-planning.php

 

Portland's Transportation - Portland’s interactive transportation map. Information on Portland transportation options including directions to area parking.
http://www.transportme.org

 

Project 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".
http://projectaction.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ESPA_homepage

 

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 van.
Voice: (207) 865-9400

 

Regional Transportation Program - RTP (Regional Transportation Program) provides publicly-funded, low-cost transportation to persons with disabilities in the greater Portland area.
http://www.rtprides.org/

 

GO 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 information.
http://www.gomaine.org

 

Transportation Ideas for Caregivers - This resource guide is on the Easter Seals website. It suggests solutions for caregivers of folks with mobility issues.
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_trans_care

 

Fountain graphicVehicle 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.
http://www.cartalk.com/content/features/Special-Needs/

 

Washington 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.
http://www.whcacap.org

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