Transit is provided by several different organizations in the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Region. Stagecoach Transportation Services located in Randolph offers three main commuter routes, deviated fixed routes, service to area senior centers, Medicaid transportation and Ticket-to-Ride which pays 80% cost of rides for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Advance Transit located in White River Junction offers a system-wide free fare service on its fixed routes in Norwich, Hartford, Lebanon and Hanover areas. Connecticut River Transit (CRT) located in Springfield offers commuter routes, between town/in-town routes, and seasonal routes. CRT offers a commuter route from Bellows Falls to the Upper Valley area.
The Region is also served by two Inter-city buses Greyhound in White River Junction and Dartmouth Coach in Hanover and Amtrak train service. Supplementing the transit network are many State and Municipal Park and Ride facilities and commuter carpool opportunities. Air transportation is provided by the nearby Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire.
Another significant piece is transportation provided by human service providers. TRORC works with the Northern Orange/Windsor Elderly and Disabled Transportation Partners Committee that strives to coordinate E&D transportation services.
Elderly and Disabled Transportation Partners Committee
The Northern Orange/Windsor Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Transportation Partners Committee strives towards being a model for other E&D groups in the State in regards to coordination and cooperation of E&D transportation services. The group meets on a quarterly basis.
The E&D Transportation Partners Committee is comprised of the following human service agencies: Stagecoach Transportation Services, Upper Valley Services, Oxbow Senior Independence Program (OSIP), Thompson Senior Center, Clara Martin Center, Gifford Adult Day Program, Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont (COASEV), TRORC and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
Stagecoach Transportation Services - Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc. (STSI) provides transportation services to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and general public across a 29 town area of northern Windsor and Orange Counties.
Upper Valley Services - Upper Valley Services, Inc. provides opportunity, support, and assistance to people with developmental disabilities enabling them to safely live, work and socialize in their communities in ways which are based upon their individual needs, values, interests and choices.
Oxbow Senior Independence Program (OSIP) - Adult Day Services is a weekday program serving adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments to facilitate the maintenance or improvement of their current level of independence. Telephone: 802.866.5465, Email: email@example.com
Thompson Senior Center - Offers a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities for seniors in the Woodstock, Bridgewater, Barnard, and Pomfret area.
Clara Martin Center - The Clara Martin Center is a community-based organization serving adults, children and families in need of mental health and substance abuse care.
Gifford Adult Day Program - Gifford Medical Center hosts the Adult Day Program in Bethel, Vermont. The program is state-approved for elderly and disabled adults from the White River Valley towns in Gifford’s service area. It is individually structured for each participant and offers music, arts and crafts, discussion groups, spiritual services and field trips while taking care of each client’s medical, physical and social needs.
Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) - Central Vermont Council on Aging support elders in aging with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. CVCOA directly provides, sponsors, or contracts for a variety of programs and services that help older Vermonters remain independent.
Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont (COASEVT) - The Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont, Inc.is an Area Agency on Aging and a United Way agency. This non-profit, community organization has been providing Older Americans Act social services to people 60 years and older, their caregivers and families for over 30 years.
Vermont Agency of Transportation, Public Transit - The VTrans Public Transit Section provides financial and technical assistance to transit districts, transit authorities, municipal transit systems, and non-profit public transit systems. This function is carried out through the administration of state and federal programs relating to general public transportation and transit programs specific to the needs of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
Map of Human Service Transportation Provided in the Region in 2008
Stagecoach Transportation Services
Connecticut River Transit
Vermont Park and Ride Lots
Park and Ride Lots in Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Region 2010
Upper Valley Rideshare
Way to Go! Commuter Challenge
Public Transportation Map in TRORC Region