TransportationTransportation options and information for older adults and persons with disabilities in Brown County
Creating Your Transportation Plan
We recognize how big of a hurdle transportation can be for some people 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 some basic questions to discover what will work best for you:
- Are you unable to drive a car due to loss of vision or physical mobility?
- Is it difficult to get to the grocery store of doctor’s office?
- Do you have concerns about an aging parent’s ability to drive safely?
- 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?
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?
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?
- 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)?
Check out the transportation services available in Brown County below to see what would work best for you.
Need some help creating your transportation plan? Call us at (920) 448-4300.
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 Green Bay Metro’s website for up to date information on their COVID-19 policies and response.
What Green Bay Metro has to offer:
- Buses have regular routes with specific stops and schedules
- GBM On Demand, a convenient shared rides program to key transit hubs and commercial and medical destinations
- Buses equipped with passenger lifts designed to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters
- Reduced fare available to people 65 and older as well as those with a qualifying disability
- The Travel Training Program, a simple way for new riders to learn how to navigate the bus system
- A bus tracking app so you know exactly when to expect your bus
To learn more, visit them online:
Para-Transit Sponsored by Green Bay Metro
Para-Transit is an option for a person who, due to disabilities, cannot use fixed route buses. It provides origin-to-destination transportation in vans or small buses.
Requires an application. Passes only – no cash or checks.
To learn more, visit them online:
Curative Connections Specialized Transportation
Curative Connections provides low cost transportation for Brown County residents who are 60 and older and those with disabilities. Rides are provided by volunteer drivers.
An application is required.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (920) 227-4272 or visit them online:
Disabled American Veterans Transport
This transportation option is for Veterans only. Drivers are volunteers so appointments must be made in advance.
Call (920) 431-2641 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several independent van companies operate in the Green Bay area. Some provide service outside of Brown County. Assistance is provided with loading wheelchairs. Cost varies.
There are a number of taxi companies that serve Green Bay and Brown County. This is a pay as you go service. Search online or in the phone book for a company of your choice to arrange a ride.
Uber or Lyft are examples of ride-hailing services that match riders with drivers who use their own car. You will 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, or friends can do for you. Sharing a ride is a great way to get around. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Green Bay Metro Bus Transportation
Green Bay Metro is providing limited services that are subject to change.
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.
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