ADAPT: (207) 774-2666
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.
Community Concepts Inc.: http://www.community-concepts.org/
Offers a variety of social services that promote self-sufficiency within the people of the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine.
Penquis Community Action Program: http://www.penquis.org/index.php?cPath=128
Created to bring locally developed solutions to the multifaceted problems faced by the poor.
People's Regional Opportunity Program: http://www.propeople.org/links/go.htm
A community action agency committed to identifying and addressing social, economic, educational, and health needs existing in the 23 communities in Cumberland County, Maine.
Regional Transportation Program: http://www.rtprides.org/
Offers transportation services via buses and volunteer drivers to residents of Cumberland County with emphasis on the elderly, the handicapped, the economically disadvantaged, and the clients of social service agencies. Unlike a fixed route system, clients contact the agency to arrange for transportation to various services, including child care for state-protected children, detoxification, counseling, AA and other support group meetings, rehabilitation programs, shopping for the elderly and the handicapped, workshops and work sites for the developmentally disabled, emergency shelters, training programs for the disabled, nutrition sites, etc.
United Way of Mid-Coast Maine- Places to go in Bath/Brunswick Area:
Waldo Community Action Partners: http://www.waldocap.org/pages/programs/transportation.php
Founded in Waldo County, Maine to make use of and organize public and private resources to assist in the lessening of poverty and address its major causes.
The Washington Hancock Community Agency: http://www.whcacap.org/
A non-profit, non-governmental, private corporation, and community action program, serving Washington and Hancock counties to promote self-sufficiency by helping income-eligible persons obtain essential services including transportation, housing, entrepreneurial support, and family services.
York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC): http://www.yccac.org/pagestransportation/Transportation1.htm
Has been delivering a range of social service, health, and educational programs to York County individuals and families living in poverty.
Bus Transportation: http://www.exploremaine.org/bus/index.html
Demand Response Buses: http://www.exploremaine.org/bus/demandresponse.html
One of the jobs of these bus systems is to provide free transportation to MaineCare appointments. You must contact them ahead of time.
The American Public Transportation Association: http://www.apta.com/links/state_local/me.cfm
A listing of Maine transportation web sites.
Bureau Of Motor Vehicles (Maine): http://www.state.me.us/sos/bmv
Did You Know... A vehicle displaying an authorized disability registration plate or placard may park at a parking area with a meter without a charge and may park a length of time that does not exceed twice the limit otherwise allowed. Scroll down to #12 in the list in the Maine Statute:
"Adapting Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities":
An online brochure detailing the process of selecting and installing assistive devices for drivers with disabilities.
You can be paid mileage to drive yourself, a family member, or friend to MaineCare appointments. Contact your area transportation service in advance of the appointment:
The Bathroom Diaries: http://www.thebathroomdiaries.com/
Information about restrooms around the world, includes access. Amazingly complete.
U.S. Department Of Transportation Accessibility Page:
The DOT's online resources on accessible transportation, and contacts for inquiries or complaints.
Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation):
ACTION works with transit, disability and consumer organizations and federal agencies to improve transit accessibility.
Flying with Disability: http://www.flying-with-disability.org
A site designed to provide impartial information and advice to all disabled people around the world who travel by air.
U.S. Aviation Consumer Disability Toll-Free Hotline: (800) 778-4843
Staffed from 7 am to 11 pm local time in Washington, D.C., seven days a week. Provides general information to consumers about the rights of air travelers with disabilities and assists air travelers in resolving time-sensitive disability-related issues that need to be addressed in real time.
The Air Carrier Access Act: http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/rules/rules.htm
New Horizons: http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/publications/horizons.htm
Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability from the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"Passengers with Disabilities": http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/publications/disabled.htm
A summary of the Air Carrier Access Act from the DOT's Aviation Consumer Protection Division.