How the Greater Hartford Senior Community is Getting Affordable Taxi Services
CT’s Older Adults Get Around Without a Hitch
There is a substantial number of seniors living in the Greater Hartford Area of Connecticut who need help when it comes to transportation. If you are a senior or know a senior that cannot drive or does not have ready access to a vehicle, there are solutions to make getting around easy.
Seniors in Connecticut
A 2021 review shows that over 601,000 of Connecticut residents are aged 60 and older, which is nearly 21% of the state’s population.
A lot of these seniors may need more help with mobility and getting from point A to point B, especially if they live alone or if their guardians aren’t available to provide transportation for them.
Traveling With No Limitations
The efforts made by M7 Ride and the Greater Hartford Transit District has since resulted in the development of a federally funded program that provides affordable rates for seniors, called the Encompass Program.
Encompass trips are discounted, with seniors paying only $5 for the first 8 miles and $2 for every additional mile while in the vehicle. Wheelchair Accessible, ADA compliant vehicles are available upon request.
For first 8 miles
Each additional mile
Are you Eligible?
Passengers must be approved through an eligibility process managed by the Greater Hartford Transit District (GHTD). Eligible applicants must be at least 60 years young or have a disability. Once approved, M7 will create your personal online account to manage expenses and view your travel history.
For Services in the Greater Hartford area you must reside in one of the following towns:
Berlin, Bristol, Cromwell, East Hartford, Farmington, Hartford, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, West Hartford, and Wethersfield
M7’s Encompass Commitment
Through the Encompass program for seniors, M7 is committed to granting peace of mind with the safest drivers, while providing affordable options for seniors so they can travel without limits. Living in Connecticut can be a whole lot more fulfilling with seniors taking advantage of a resource like the Encompass Program.
Learn more about Encompass and, if you’re eligible, sign up now!