How do I find public transportation in Franklin County?

Western Maine Transportation Services provides scheduled public transportation throughout Franklin County. Look for the Green Bus. For a current schedule, visit Western Maine Transportation Services under the Transportation Category of The Community Connector. In addition to scheduled stops by a public bus, the third on the Wednesday of each month, the Maine Mall run leaves the Farmington area at 8:00 a.m. and arrives in South Portland at 10:00 a.m.

The return trip leaves the Maine Mall area at 2:00 p.m. and arrives back in Farmington at 4:00 p.m. Please call to make reservations. There are also pick-ups in Wilton, Jay and Livermore Falls. The Green Bus is handicapped accessible and is open to the public. A 48-hour advance notice is required. Call for more information toll-free 1-(800)393-9335 or (207) 784-9335. Door to door service is available in some areas. Call our Customer Service Center to make arrangements.

How do I get a ride to the doctor?

Community Concepts Transportation Programs: Community Concepts is a non-profit agency with three different transportation programs to help people in the Franklin, Androscoggin, and Oxford County area. Contact: Star Barden, sbarden@community-concepts.org Website http://www.community-concepts.org.

The Elder Rides Program: Provides door-to-door escorted service to medical appointments, shopping, or social activities for seniors 60 or older for free, or at a reduced rate. Seniors must apply for this service and must meet income guidelines. Clients are encouraged to call 48 hours in advance to schedule their ride, which is provided by volunteer drivers. Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m.

Community Concepts Inc. For Hire/Individual Fee Volunteer Drivers Program: Provides door-to-door, escorted transportation services to the general public for a fee. With rides to the airport, shopping trips, non-MaineCare appointments, and more. Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m.

The Friends & Family Transportation Program: Provides financial reimbursement to MaineCare recipients for medically related transportation. All visits must be to a MaineCare-approved doctor or facility. Community Concepts can reimburse mileage and tolls to persons with current MaineCare eligibility who drive themselves or have a friend or family member drive them to eligible medical appointments. First time applicants must apply for reimbursement services (one time application.) Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m.

Farmington Taxi Service: Local and long distance taxi service. Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. Phone: (207) 779-8888, Contact: John Western Maine Transportation Services (WMTS) also provides transportation through a number of programs. WMTS can be reached at (207) 364-2135 or toll free at 1-800-339-9687. There are other resources listed under the transportation category of The Community Connector as well, and rides are not limited to medical appointments.