Transportation

Who We Serve & Availability

Priority is given to individuals 60+ and people with disabilities.

Transportation services are available seven days a week including some holidays, based on driver availability. Transportation is provided for all purposes such as medical, social, and personal business. Trips are provided to many surrounding areas, counties and Minnesota. 

Requests must be made 3 days in advance whenever possible.

Requests for transportation can be made Monday – Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm by calling:
715-672-8941 ext 152 or 1-866-578-2372

**Please Note: As of August 1, 2013, Medical Transportation Management (MTM, Inc.) is Wisconsin's non-emergency medical transportation manager and is arranging transportation to covered appointments for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus Members should call 866-907-1493 or TTY 800-855-2880 to schedule rides.

 

Types of Transportation

The transportation program has several types of vehicles:

  1. Automobiles- Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles or county van drivers can use a county vehicle mini van
  2. Specialized  Motor Vehicles (SMV) - ramp equipped, handicap accessible van
  3. Mini Bus - lift equipped handicap accessible bus

 

Cost-Share Program

The cost of providing transportation is divided between the passenger and county/state transportation funds. Eligible passengers pay a co-payment that is determined by income, with the county/state subsidy covering the rest of the cost.  Please contact our office for an application and more information.

Passengers using the wheelchair vans, or mini bus, are charged an hourly rate for drivers plus mileage.  Tipping is not allowed. This is a county policy. Instead, a passenger can donate to the Transportation Program.

Eligibility
Persons are eligible for transportation services if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Reside in Buffalo or Pepin Counties
  2. Are ages 60 or older or have a disability

Driver Qualifications
Drivers receive training in defensive driving, first aid, passenger assistance techniques, and other related topics. Also, drivers must have and maintain a good driving record, proper insurance coverage, and good physical health. County van drivers are Pepin County employees, and are certified in First Aid and CPR.

Buffalo & Pepin County Residents:  

Paying out of pocket, not affiliated with any program, no authorization required: Call directly for cost.

Pepin County Veterans:  

New to Transportation? Please call the Veterans Service Office first, at 715-672-8887.

Buffalo County Veterans:  

New to Transportation? Please call the Veterans Service Office first, at 608-685-6219.

Family Care, IRIS or DVR members: We need a prior authorization on file to schedule any transportation. Please first contact your Worker or Care Manager to arrange authorization to provide transportation.

 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Buffalo & Pepin Counties is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, income status or limited English proficiency (LEP) in any and all programs, activities or services administered by the ADRC of Buffalo & Pepin Counties in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related nondiscrimination authorities. 

Any person who believes they’ve been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice may file a complaint with the ADRC of Buffalo & Pepin Counties.

For more information on the ADRC of Buffalo & Pepin Counties civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 866-578-2372 (for hearing impaired, please use Wisconsin Relay 711 service); email adrc-bp@co.pepin.wi.us or visit our office at 740 7th Avenue West Durand Wisconsin 54736. For more information visit https://www.adrc-bcp.com/

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.

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