Transportation

Transportation planning and options for older adults and persons with disabilities in Brown County Wisconsin

Creating Your Plan to Get Around

Giving up driving is a big step. We recognize how hard it is and hope this will provide reassurance that you can build a plan to get you where you want to go!

Take a look at your situation. Start with these questions:

  • Are you unable to drive a car due to a loss of vision or physical mobility?
  • Is it difficult to get to the grocery store or doctor’s office?
  • Do you have concerns about an aging parent’s ability to drive safely?
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Physical Needs:

  • Are you able to get into and out of a vehicle without assistance?
  • Can you get to the bus stop?
  • Can you get into and out of your wheelchair and into a vehicle without assistance, or would you need a wheelchair lift?
  • Would you be able to drive yourself if you adapted your vehicle to be more accessible for your needs?
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Scheduling and Convenience

  • Are you willing to reserve a ride 24-48 hours in advance?
  • Would you prefer to call for a ride the day you need or want to go?
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Types and Frequency of Trips

  • Do you need a ride to work every day?
  • Occasional trips to the store?
  • Rides to medical appointments?
  • To play cards at the weekly card club or other social outings?
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Cost

  • Are you able to afford transportation?
  • Can you have cash handy?
  • Do you have a debit or credit card (some services do not accept cash)?

Some services may have reduced fares/rates or be paid for by the program, if you meet eligibility criteria. Applications may be required.

Types of Transportation: Service Options

Green Bay Metro

Service is subject to change. Go to this Green Bay Metro COVID-19 Link for the most up to date information.

Ride the bus on regular routes or use GBM On-Demand which provides affordable shared rides to key transit hubs, and designated commercial and medical destinations.  Go to this GBM On-Demand link for more information.

Green Bay Metro buses are equipped with passenger lifts to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. You must be able to get to the bus stop and board and exit the bus using the lift without assistance.

Reduced fares are available to people age 65 and older. To get the reduced fares show your Medicare card. Persons with a qualifying disability can obtain a reduced fare ID card.

New to the bus system? The Travel training program is a free, simple and enjoyable way to learn how to use the bus to get where you want to go.  Download the track the bus app and you’ll know when to expect your bus.

Go to the Green Bay Metro website: https://greenbaywi.gov/231/Metro-Transit for more information, i.e.: routes, schedules, fares, travel training, and a bus tracker app.

Para-Transit Sponsored by Green Bay Metro

Option for a person who, due to disabilities, cannot use Metro’s fixed route buses. It provides origin-to-destination transportation in vans or small buses. Requires an application. Passes only – no cash or checks. Go to this website https://greenbaywi.gov/325/Program-Overview for eligibility, application, travel training, and Paratransit contact information.

Curative Connections Specialized Transportation

Curative Connections provides low cost transportation for Brown County residents who are disabled and/or age 60 plus.  An application is required.

Trip priorities are medical, work, and nutrition such as; grocery shopping or getting to a community meal site.  Social rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call 920-227-4272 to make a servation or for more information or go to this website: https://www.curativeconnections.org/services/specialized-transportation-services/

Disabled American Veterans Transport

Transportation for Veterans only.  Serves Brown County as available. 

Drivers are volunteers.  Advance appointments only.  Flexible times.

Call 920-431-2641 or email: richard.marbes@va.gov.

MTM, Inc. Non-Emergency MA Transport

Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) is the non-emergency medical transportation services for certain Medicaid (MA) and BadgerCare plus members.

Go to this website: https://www.mtm-inc.net/wisconsin/ for more information, i.e.: how to schedule a ride, forms, updates, frequently asked questions, etc.

WI Department of Health Services webpage with information about Non-Emergency Medical Transportation during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Van Transporation

Several independent van companies operate in the Green bay area. Some provide service outside of Brown County. Assistance is provided with loading wheelchairs. Cost vary.

Taxi Services

There are a number of taxi companies that serve Green Bay and Brown County. This is a pay as you go service.  You call the company of your choice to arrange a ride.  Search on-line or in the phone book.

Ride-Hailing Services

Uber or Lyft are examples of ride-hailing services that match riders with drivers who use their own car.  You need a smart phone to download the app and register a bank or credit card account to be charged for rides.

Friends, Family, Neighbors, etc.

Explore what friends, family, neighbors, your church or club friends can do for you.  Sharing a ride is a great way to get around. So often people just need to be asked.  Don’t be afraid to ask.

Transportation

Green Bay Metro Bus Transportation

Green Bay Metro is providing limited services that are subject to change.  Go to this Green Bay Metro Limited Services Link for details.

 

Green Bay Metro On-Demand

Green Bay Metro is now offering GBM On-Demand.  Provides affordable shared rides to key transit hubs, designated commercial and medical destinations.  Access using a downloaded app or call for those without a smartphone.  Go to this GBM On-Demand Link for details.

 

Transportation Options

Booklet with transportation service descriptions to help you plan so you can get where you want to go.

Transportation List & Resources

Mobility Management listing of transportation options & resources in Brown County

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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