Transportation

Escort Transportation
Driver Escort Program/RSVP of Dane County, 608-238-7787
www.rsvpdane.org
Volunteers escort senior adults to doctor appointments only.  Passengers must be 60 years old, ambulatory and have no other means of transportation.  Reservations must be made several days in advance and only one ride can be given per week.  Donations are accepted.

CompanionCare
c/o Catholic Charities, 608-833-4800
www.catholiccharitiesofmadison.org
Workers can provide personalized escorted trips to community events.  Fee for service.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 608-280-7019
Volunteers escort veterans to their doctor appointments who have no other means of transportation. Passengers must be ambulatory and a veteran.  Reservations are at a first come first serve basis. There may be an escort to ride along if needed, but only temporary.  Appointments must be between 9amó2pm Monday-Friday.  There is no charge for the ride.

ComForcare Senior Services, 608-836-1886
Personal companion to drive clients anywhere and stay with to provide assistance and companionship. Many errands can be combined into one outing and the client could even bring a friend with. Door-to ñdoor service is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Rate is $55 for the first three hours and includes all personal assistance and 15 miles of travel. Companion remains available as requested throughout the appointment or activity. In addition, if the client is working with a case manager the rate is $17an hour (20-30% off retail home care agency rates) for 100 hour contract that must be used over a maximum of 6 months. To qualify the clientís income is to be verified and a letter sent indicating that the client meets 100% FPL (Federal Poverty Level.)

Other Useful Numbers

Group Access Service, 608-294-8747
City and county funded program for people in Madison area that are 60+ and/or disabled to adult day care, nutrition sites, shopping trips, and special events.  It is a non-emergency service with wheelchair accessible vans through Transit Solutions.

Badger Cab, 608-256-5566
MTM-Medicaid rides, 866-907-1493
Madison Taxi, 608-258-7458
Union Cab, 608-242-2000

Specialized Transportation; Please call for current rates.

Capital Express, 608-661-7433
Private pay only.  $25.00 for the first 5 miles.  $2/mile thereafter.

Care Wisconsin, 608-245-3125
www.carewisc.org
Private pay service is available to Dane County seniors (55 or older) and adults with disabilities needing rides to and from medical, dental, or other therapeutic appointments.  Service is limited to pick-ups and drop-offs within Dane County.  Service is shared-ride door-to-door services.  Cost is $3.00 per mile and billed by mail at the beginning of the month.  Limited funding is available qualified riders to reduce the cost of rides to $1.50 per mile.  Call Transportation Manager Rex Owens at 245-3074 for more information.

Madison Metro Plus Paratransit System, 608-266-4466
www.mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com
Provides transportation to people with disabilities who cannot access the public transit system due to their disability.  Riders must fill out an application and be a registered paratransit rider to use this service.  Cost is $3.00 or $4.00 each way depending on the time of day you were traveling.

Mesiterís Special Care Transport, 608-240-0353
Private pay only.  $25.00 for the first 5 miles.  $2.50/mile thereafter.

Transit Solutions, 608-294-8747
Private pay only.

We Care Transportation, 608-838-8589
Accepts private pay and Medical Assistance only for medical appointments.