Rides for Seniors and Individuals With Accessibility Needs in Connecticut

Rides for Seniors and Individuals With Accessibility Needs in Connecticut

Staying True to Serving Connecticut Residents

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all transit agencies are to provide paratransit services in areas for people of any age who are unable to use local transit systems because they have accessibility needs.


Any person eligible for paratransit services may:

• Have trouble with regular wheelchair lifts on local buses

• Not be able to travel from bus stop to bus stop

• Require the assistance of a lift-assisted vehicle when one is unavailable

How Connecticut Handles Transportation for Seniors

Older adults and those in need of accessible transportation enjoy certain benefits on most public transportation options like reduced fares on fixed-route bus services and human services transportation programs for those belonging to the disadvantaged populations. These services include dial-a-ride, buses, fixed-route transit services, and more. Learn More >>  

Although public ride options in Connecticut are generally accessible for seniors and those with disabilities, they do come with some limitations to what passengers need for their safety and comfort, as well as an unpredictability with time and schedule.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation With M7

If you’re familiar with non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), then you’ll know that it’s provided to people in need of assistance getting to and from medical appointments, the airport, errands, visiting loved ones, anywhere. Medically vulnerable individuals, those unable to operate vehicles or catch public transportation, and post-surgery patients can enjoy the safest and most professional NEMT services in Connecticut with M7.

We tailor every ride to every passenger with:

• Door-to-door and door-through-door services
• Bedside passenger pickups

To learn more, please contact us at 203-934-2096 ext. 1118.
Call us at
203-777-7777 for immediate services.

Encompass: Even More Benefits for Greater Hartford Residents

Encompass is M7’s accessible transportation program for seniors (60 years or older) and people with disabilities residing in select cities in the Greater Hartford area. Partly funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), M7 and the Greater Hartford Transit District have partnered to provide low-cost transportation solutions with unlimited boundaries.