The EAWCP does not have a specific program to help with transportation. However, we generally point people to the resources below. If there are no transportation resources where you live, you can request help from neighbors, friends, and church members.
Pilots give free flights to children and families for medical need.
Provides various types of transportation to individuals in the Erie area.
Lists national and state grant options for vehicle modifications and the like.
You can donate or request a handicap van here.
717-232-7009 or Toll Free 1-800-390-8905
The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs.
You must contact your county (by phone), and complete and sign a MATP application. The county MATP provider will talk with you about how to schedule transportation and use the local program.
717-232-6100 or 1-800-303-1904
Capital Area Transit is the main public transportation service provider in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties. For individuals who cannot use fixed-route bus service, including wheelchair users, CAT offers its ADA Complementary Service. This program provides door-to-door service for qualified persons, in the areas and at the times when bus service is generally available. It is intended to be complementary to fixed-route bus service, and as such is intended to fulfill the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The service is shared-ride in nature. That means that you will likely be riding with others, and that other individuals may be picked up and dropped off before you reach your destination. We try to make sure that the trip takes no longer than one hour, but the trip will take longer than if you were going by yourself, so passengers need to plan accordingly. Most of the vans have wheelchair lifts. Passengers receive assistance from drivers with walking, boarding, and exiting the vehicle, up to the door of your home or destination. Drivers cannot, however, take a wheelchair up or down steps, or provide any lifting assistance for passengers.
Living Well Transport Services is a program of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA. They provide rides to people with disabilities and older adults. All of their vehicles are accessible to transport individuals using wheelchairs, scooters or another mobility device. The program, however, is very expensive for people with disabilities who are under the age of 65.
717-846-7433 or 1-800-632-9063
Rabbit transit offers a variety of transportation services to the residents of Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Franklin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York Counties.