December 30, 2010

Scheduling: Flex-T

Flex-T is a web-based subscription service that is designed to consolidate the resources of many transportation providers and make them available to all users. By consolidating services, providers can increase capacity, improve efficiency, and minimize operational and administrative costs. Flex-T provides registration, scheduling. routing, reporting, and driver interfaces for specialized transportation systems serving those with disabilities, the elderly and other groups with specific transportation needs. Among the many features is interactive voice recognition (IVR) and automated alerts for customers. Flex-T is a product of GreenRide, a division of Ecology & Environment Inc.

December 29, 2010

United Medical Transportation Providers Group

United Medical Transportation Providers Group is a new organization for providers of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT). It's mission is to "(1) pursue, promote, and protect the NEMT interests of provider members, (2) establish and enhance industry standards of quality and expertise, and (3) expand accessibility and opportunity for member providers and our clients." It is headed by Joel Davis author of "How to Build a Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company. He brings to the organization his years of working in the industry, first as an entrepreneur establishing his own successful NEMT company, and then as a industry leader: instructing and mentoring others who wish to build a business of their own. In the process he has recognized the need for an organization to promote and protect the interests of independent providers of NEMT. The United Medical Transportation Providers Group is that organization. The following video explains in detail the motivations for establishing the group and the benefits members will gain from joining. For more information you can read my Oct. 31, 2010 post.

To learn more about Joel Davis and some of the entrepreneurs he has helped get started see my other posts in the Start Your Own NEMT Business Series:

- Interview with Carlos Banks of The Wheelchair Taxi, North Carolina
- NEMT Business Opportunities - Introduction to NEMT


Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with non-emergency medical transportation on the NEMT Index.

December 24, 2010

Still Game: "Dial-A-Bus"

DIAL-A-BUS - As a diversion from the usual "just the facts" posts, here is a holiday treat: a bit of British humor. Still Game was a UK sitcom about two Scottish pensioners that ran for 6 seasons. Community Transportation does not usually provide the backdrop for comedy, but in this episode Jack and Victor "succumb to the lure" of the Dial-A-Bus. Dial-A-Ride (aka. Ring & Ride, Dial-A-Bus etc.) is a form of transport for seniors and those with disabilities that seems apply suited to serve areas of rural Britain. To learn more see: U.K. Dial-A-Bus Services. *Please note: "Some of the content may be considered unsuitable for children or those of sensitive nature." BBC

December 18, 2010

Non-Profit Spotlight: Canyon Area Bus Service (C.A.B.S.)

RIGGINS, IDAHO - The Canyon Area Bus Service (C.A.B.S.) is a non-profit provider of wheelchair accessible transportation in Riggins, Idaho (pop. 410). C.A.B.S. offers free fixed route shuttle service with priority seating for the elderly and handicapped, as well free on-demand service for medical appointments not available in the Riggins area. They began operations in 2007 with the assistance of Idaho Horizons, an extension of the University of Idaho that aims to "reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity in small rural and reservation communities." For information on other non-profit agencies and programs see: Non-Profit Transportation Services.


December 16, 2010

Non-Profit Spotlight: ITN America

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK - ITNAmerica is a national non-profit organization that provides transportation for seniors and adults with visual impairment. It's community based affiliates coordinate volunteer drivers to assist clients "door-to-door, arm-through-arm" to where they need to go in the local community. Clients are able to trade their own cars to pay for rides, while volunteers can store up "transportation credits" for their own future transportation needs. Over time, ITNAmerica hopes to extend their program to small and rural communities, and even internationally. The Community Transportation Network in Fort Wayne, Indiana has a similar initiative called: Senior Keys. For information on other non-profit agencies and programs see: Non-Profit Transportation Services.

VIDEO - ITNAmerica

To learn more about other non-profit organizations go to Non-Profit Services.

December 14, 2010

Taxi of Tomorrow: Ford Transit Connect

FORD TRANSIT CONNECT - The Ford Transit Connect is a compact panel van developed and manufactured in Europe by Ford. It was first introduced into the North American market in 2009. It has become increasingly common to see them in use by couriers and tradesmen, but it also has great potential as a wheelchair accessible vehicle; both for personal use and professionally. For example, the Transit Connect is one of the finalists in New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow initiative to replace the current mix of sedans and vans with a single wheelchair accessible vehicle for NYC's "Yellow Cab" by 2014. As well, the Transit Connect is being used in the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Industry. Metro Transporters, a NEMT company operating in Dallas, Texas uses the Ford Transit Connect as part of their fleet. Related Posts: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow and Karsan V1. Update: Nissan NV200 Wins NYC's "Taxi of Tomorrow" Competition

December 7, 2010

Wisconsin Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT), and related services available in Wisconsin.


Eau Claire - Eau Claire Taxi - Eau Claire,Chippewa Valley
Madison - Badger Cab - Madison, Shared-Ride available
Madison - Green Cab of Madison - Madison, Shared-Ride available, hybrid fleet
Madison - Madison Taxi - Madison
Madison - Union Cab - Madison, Wheelchair Accessible Vans Available
Racine - Racine Taxi - Racine
Viroqua - Running Inc. - Wheelchair accessible vans available
Wisconsin Dells - Wisconsin Dells Taxi - Wisconsin Dells

ASAP Transport - Beloit, Janesville, Clinton, Madison, Milwaukee, + Illinois
Medi-Vans - Green Bay
Pine Creek Transportation - Buffalo, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Monroe, La-Crosse, and Trempealeau Counties

Wyoming Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation services available in Wyoming.


- REGULAR TAXI SERVICES - * No accessible services known at this time.
Casper - Casper Cabs - Casper
Cheyenne - T.I. Shuttle - Cheyenne
Jackson Hole - Broncs Taxi - Jackson Hole, Teton County, Yellowstone
Jackson Hole - Old Faithful Taxi - Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Grand Teton

AMR - Cheyenne

West Virginia Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services available in West Virginia.


- REGULAR TAXI SERVICES - * No Wheelchair Accessible services known at this time.
Charleston - C&H Taxi - Kanawha County

EMT Ambulance - Ohio County
MTS Ambulance - West Virginia, Ohio, & Kentucky.
Potomac Valley Transit Authority - Grant, Hampshire, Mineral, and Pendleton Counties.

Virginia Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services available in Virginia.

Norfolk/Virginia Beach - HandiRide - Hamptons Road Transit (HRT)

Alexandria - Alexandria Union Cab - Alexandria
Alexandria - Alexandria VIP Cab - Alexandria
Alexandria - Alexandria Yellow Cab - Alexandria
Arlington - Arlington Blue Top Cabs - W/C accessible vans available
Arlington - enviroCAB - Hybrid vehicles
Arlington - Red Top - W/C accessible vans available
Blacksburg - Hooptie Ride - Driving service, vintage vehicles, Blacksburg, Grundy
Charlottesville - Access Taxi - Charlottesville
Fairfax - Fairfax Taxicab - Fairfax County
Fairfax - Fairfax Yellow Cab - Fairfax County, W/C accessible vans available
Floyd - Helping Hands Transit - Southwest Virginia, Wine tours available
Hampton Roads - Andy's Taxi - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth
Loudoun - Dulles Taxi - Loudoun County
Lynchburg - Allied Cab - Lynchburg, Limo service available
Manassas - Manassas Cab - Manassas, Prince William County
Newport News - Orange Cab - Hampton Roads area
Norfolk - Norfolk Checker Taxi - Norfolk
Reston - Reston Taxi - Reston
Reston - Taxi Virginia - Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Fairfax, Centreville, Chantilly
Richmond - Deb's Taxi Service - Richmond
Richmond - Diamond Taxi Cab - Richmond
Richmond - Gentleman Taxi - Richmond, Glen Allen
Richmond - Glen Allen Cab - Richmond
Richmond - Go Girl Taxi Cab - Richmond
Richmond - Innsbrook Cab - Richmond, Glen Allen, Shortpump, West Creek
Richmond - Napoleon Taxicab - Richmond
Richmond - Manhattan Taxi Cab - Richmond
Richmond - Player's Taxi - Richmond
Richmond - Richmond Airport Flyer Taxicab - Richmond
Richmond - Richmond Star Taxi Cab - Richmond, Glen Allen, Shortpump
Richmond - Richmond Taxi - Richmond, Glen Allen
Richmond - Richmond Taxi Service - Richmond, Chesterfield
Richmond - Taxi Cab - Richmond
Richmond - Veterans Cab - Richmond
Springfield - Springfield Yellow Cab - Fairfax Co.,W/C accessible vans available
Virginia Beach - AA Cab - Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach - Atlantic Coast Cab - Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach - Beach Taxi - Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach - Black & White Cabs - Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach - Yellow Cab - Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake
Winchester - Polly's Cab - Winchester
Woodbridge - Yellow Cab - Prince William County, Stafford, Quantico

Access-Ride - Virginia; as well as Maryland, and DC Metro Area
AMR - Alexandria, Arlington; Fairfax, Loudoun, & Prince William Counties
B2B Limousine Service - Central Virginia
Guardian Angel Medical Transport - Hampton Roads/Tidewater
Helping Hand Transit (Ambulatory Only) - Floyd County & SW Virginia
JNA Medical Transport - Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC
LogistiCare - Manages a network of more than 290 transportation providers.
MML Transport - Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia;
Mt. Zion Transportation - Woodbridge & Northern Virginia,
MTS Transportation - Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia
TransCare - Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia
Washington D.C. Mobility - Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.

Washington State Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services available in Washington State.

Bremerton - ACCESS - Kitsap Transit


Bellingham - Yellow Cab - Wheelchair accessible vans available

Seattle - Airport Taxi - Seattle
Seattle - Bellevue Taxi - Seattle
Seattle - Green Cab - Seattle, King County
Seattle - Orange Cab - Seattle

Seattle - Farwest Taxi - Seattle, King County
Seattle - Seattle Taxi Service - Seattle
Seattle - Stita Taxi - Wheelchair accessible vans available
Seattle - Yellow Cab - Wheelchair accessible vans available
Spokane - Airport Cab/Busy Bee Taxi - Spokane

Spokane - Anderson Taxi - Spokane
Spokane - Bill's Friendly Rides - Spokane
Spokane - Chris's Taxi - Spokane
Spokane - Super Save Taxi - Spokane
Tacoma - King Cab - Tacoma, Pierce County

Tacoma - Tacoma Orange/Checkered/Cascade Taxi - Tacoma, Seattle
Tacoma - Tacoma Transportation - Tacoma
Tacoma - Yellow Cab/Broadway Cab - Tacoma. Pierce County
Tri-Cities - Tri-City Taxi - Pasco, Kennewick, Richland

ACT Cabulance - Seattle
AMR - Seattle, Pasco, Spokane, Yakima/Kennewick; & Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Tacoma/Pierce, Thurston Counties
Golden Chariot Specialty Transport Service - Clark and Cowlitz Counties
JMAC Cabulance - Redman, Puget Sound
Medstar Cabulance - Zillah
Mercy Transportation - Everett; King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Skatgit, & Island Counties
NOAH Medical Transportation - Portland-Vancouver Area, Clark & Cowlitz Counties
Northwest Transport - Kent, Puget Sound
Rural/Metro Ambulance - Snohomish, King, & Pierce Counties
Sam's Ambulette Service (SAS) - Seattle-Tacoma area, See Company Profile
TC Transportation - Tri-City Area: Pasco, Kennewick, Richland
Tri-County Cabulance - King & Snohomish Counties including Seattle
TriMed Ambulance - King, Pierce, Snohomish Counties

Utah Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Regular Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services available in Utah.


*No Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services found at this time.
Ogden - Yellow Cab of Ogden - Ogden
Park City - 649-Taxi - Park City
Park City - Music City - Park City
Park City - R Taxi - Park City
Saint George - Ready Cab - St. George
Salt Lake City - Areo Transportation - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City - Ute Cab - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City - Yellow Cab - Salt Lake City, Park City, Sundance
Utah County - City Taxi - Orem, Provo Lehi, American Fork, Pleasant Grove

Dixie Ambulance Service - Southern Utah
Hearts TO-GO - Division of Hearts For Hospice providing service in Utah and Idaho

Vermont Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services available in Vermont.


Burlington - AAA Taxi - Burlington
Burlington - Champ's Taxi - Burlington
Burlington - Everywhere Taxi - Burlington
Burlington - Green Cab VT - Burlington, hybrid & alternative fuel vehicles
Burlington - New England Taxi - Burlington
Burlington - Recession Ride Taxi - Burlington
Burlington - Vermont Discount Taxi - Statewide
Dartmouth - Big Yellow Taxi - Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee / Upper Valley area
Stowe - Stowe Taxi - Stowe

Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) - Addison County
Green Mountain Transit Agency - Franklin, Grand Isle, & Washington Counties
MORF Transit - Burlington, division of Benways Transportation
People Movers STS - Vermont based, service throughout New England - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Rural Community Transportation - Caledonia, Essex, & Orleans Counties
Stagecoach Transportation - Orange & Northern Windsor Counties
The Current - Southern Windsor & Windham Counties

Texas Transportation Services

Links to ADA Paratransit, Wheelchair Accessible Taxis, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation services in Texas.


Abilene - Abi Taxi - Abilene

Austin - Austin Cab Co. - Austin
Austin - Lone Star Cab - Austin
Austin - North Austin Taxi - North Austin
Austin - Taxi VIP - Austin, Williamson County

Austin - Yellow Cab - Austin, W/C accessible vans available
Carrollton - Carrolton Taxicab - Carrollton, Addison, Lewisville, North Dallas
Cedar Park - Cedar Park Taxi - Cedar Park, Leander, Jonestown, Lago Vista
Clear Lake - 24 Hour Airport Taxi - Clear Lake
Copperas Cove - Cove Taxi - Copperas Cove, W/C accessible vans available

Dallas/Ft. Worth - Alamo Cab - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Cowboy Cab - Dallas/Ft. Worth, Plano, Frisco, Addison,
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Dallas Taxi - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dallas/Ft. Worth - DFW Airport Taxi - Dallas/ Ft. Worth, limo services available
Dallas/Ft. Worth - DFW Quick Taxi - Dallas/Ft. Worth

Dallas/Ft. Worth - Executive Taxi - Dallas/ Ft. Worth
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Frisco Yellow Cab - Dallas/Ft. Worth, Frisco, Plano, Irving
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Top-Notch Taxis - Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dallas/Ft. Worth - Yellow Cab - Dallas, Ft. Worth, Frisco, Plano, Irving, Richardson
El Paso - United Independent Cab - El Paso

Galveston - Yellow Cab - Galveston, W/C accessible vans available
Houston - 24 Hour Airport Taxi - Houston
Houston - A1 Houston Taxi - Houston, limo service available
Houston - Houston Airport Taxi - Houston
Houston - Liberty Cab - Houston
Houston - My Taxi Pal - Houston
Houston - Taxis Fiesta - Houston, Pasadena
Houston - United Cab - Houston, W/C accessible vans available
Houston - Yellow Cab - Houston, W/C accessible vans available
Humble - Humble Taxi - Humble, Atasocita, Kingwood, Sumerwood

McKinney - Taxi Now - Collin County
New Braunfels - Aloha Taxi - New Braunfels, Buda, San Marcos
New Braunfels - Tony's Taxi - New Braunfels
Pasadena - 24 Hour Airport Taxi - Pasadena
Pasadena - Pasadena Taxi - Pasadena

Pearland - 24 Hour Airport Taxi - Pearland
Plano - Collin Texas Taxi - North Dallas Area
Plano - Plano Discount Taxi - Collin County
Rosenberg - Rose Rich Taxi - Rosenberg, Richmond
Round Rock - Ace Taxi - Round Rock

Round Rock - A Cheap Taxi - Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Geogrgetown
San Antonio - AAA Taxi - San Antonio
San Antonio - National Cab - San Antonio
San Antonio - San Antonio Taxi - San Antonio
San Antonio - San Antonio Wheelchair Taxi - W/C accessible vans available

San Antonio - Yellow Cab - San Antonio. W/C accessible vans available
Wichita Falls - Skylark Taxi - Wichita Falls


Acadian Ambulance Service - Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Alliance Ambulance - Houston Metro Area.
Amb-Trans Ambulance - San Antonia
American Red Cross - Greater Houston Area
AMR - Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Wichita Falls; Collin, Hunt, & Milam Counties

Angel Heart Express - Dallas-Ft. Worth

Austin Cab (NEMT Division) - Austin & Central Texas
BestCare EMS - Greater Houston Area
Cherry Tree Transportation - Mansfield
Dedicated Medical Transportation - Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, & outlying areas.
Edinburg EMS - Edinburg

GM Autotransport (GMAR) - Dallas Metroplex and Tarrant County
J&J NEMT Services - Tarrant County
Lifewatch EMS - Houston Area including Harris, Brazoria, & Ft. Bend Counties
M&S Transportation - Houston, Harris & Bend Counties.
Medicab Transport Services - Houston Metro Area including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, & Wharton Counties.
Medical Transport Solutions - Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area
MedStar EMS - Tarrant County
Metro Transporters - Dallas County
Personal Driver Personal Assistant NEMT - Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, & Waller Counties
R&G Transportation - Houston Metro Area
RR Transportation Services - Harris, Fort Bend, Liberty, Montgomery, and Trinity Counties + areas of Louisiana.
StatCare EMS - Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Sabine, and Orange (Rural) Counties.
StarPlus EMS - Collin and Grayson Counties and surrounding area of North Texas.
TLC Ambulance - Dallas
Valley EMS - Edinburg