Dial-A-Ride

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Martel Transportation
To make reservations please call:  860-693-6876
(Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
24 hour advance notice required

Please make reservations well in advance!

If you have any questions, or need further information, please feel free to call the Avon Social Services Department at (860) 409-4346.

Dial-A-Ride:  Personalized transportation service for senior citizens age 60 and over, and the permanently disabled (collecting Social Security Disability).  The vans are handicapped accessible. Call the Department, at 860-409-4346 for an information sheet and simple registration form.

COST:
Tickets are $0.50 each, for a one-way fare, and may be purchased from the Town Clerk's Office. Drivers cannot accept cash! There is a limit of 20 tickets ($10) per month.  Please see guidelines and application below:

Dial-A-Ride Application

Destinations are anywhere in Avon, Simsbury Commons (formerly Farmington Valley Mall), Unionville Center, Collinsville Center, Canton Village, The Shoppes at Farmington Valley -Canton, CT, and John Dempsey Hospital.  Medical appointments are given priority and can be scheduled far in advance.  Other rides should be scheduled through the service provider (phone 860-693-6876) between 24 and 48 hours in advance.  Urgent, same-day requests can be accommodated, only if there is a cancellation or an opening.  The hours of operation for rides are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  No rides are available on days when the Town Hall is closed.  

Service availability may be limited regarding ongoing/multiple weekly medical appointments. Transportation for medical appointments outside of the Avon service area, such as in Hartford, is available through our "Enhanced Dial-A-Ride Service".

This Service is available thanks to a grant through the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.