the VPTA's mission is in action through our programs. We are improving
mobility through the use of public transportation and enhancing the economic
well being of Vermont residents through the creative use of transportation
The VPTA Medicaid Transportation Program provides cost effective, appropriate
transportation based on individual needs, medical circumstances, and
available community resources to those Medicaid program recipients eligible
for transportation services.
Ladies First Program
VPTA's Ladies First Program supports women's healthcare needs by providing
transportation to free cancer screenings to eligible participants in the
Ladies First Program. You can connect directly with the Vermont Department of
Health to learn more about Ladies First through Vermont Department of Health
or by contacting VPTA or a member association in your area. VT Department of Health.
Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled
Federal funding is provided under Section 5311 to improve mobility for the
elderly (persons aged 60+) and persons with disabilities throughout the
country. Over $2 million is dedicated to this program in Vermont each year.
Funds are used to purchase lift-equipped vehicles and to provide services.
The program is critical to helping individuals remain independent and active
in community life and to avoid institutional care. These special services are
available but vary around the state. Consult with the local transportation
provider in your area to learn more. VPTA Member Associations
The Vermont Rideshare Program facilitates carpooling with a statewide
database of individuals seeking rides. It can assist in the formation of
employer-based ridesharing programs and offers an emergency ride home
program, interest-free van loans and van leasing.
Reach Up/Job Access
Because transportation plays a vital role in helping people move from
dependence to self-sufficiency, the Access to Jobs program will help people
succeed in the workforce. Reach Up is Vermont's program to provide education
and employment opportunities for those individuals transitioning from public
assistance to paid employment. Participants in this program are eligible for
transportation assistance. VPTA members provide transportation to employment
and training for Reach Up and Welfare-to-Work participants in communities
around the state.