TransportationTransportation 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?
- 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)?
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 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.
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 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/
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 informaiton, i.e.: how to schedule a ride, forms, updates, frequently asked questions, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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