Community Transit Program

Seniors and residents with special assistance mobility needs can take advantage of our Community Transportation Program. The program provides rides to participants so they can travel to things like medical appointments or grocery trips.

The program uses New Tecumseth Taxi Inc. services to provide the transportation at a reduced fare.

Eligibility

You must be a resident of the Town of New Tecumseth and 65-years-old or older, or a resident of the Town with special mobility assistance requirements.

Registration

Download and complete a Community Transportation Program Registration Form, or pick up a form at the Town Administration Centre. You must submit your completed form to the Town Administration Centre to be eligible to use the service. If you are approved, the Town will send you a letter summarizing the details of the program. An Identification Card will be included for you to present to the taxi driver when using the program.

Arranging a trip

Once you are approved for the program, call New Tecumseth Taxi Inc. at 905-936-2581 or 705-434-4884 at least 24 hours before your trip. You can arrange weekly grocery shopping trips on pre-arranged days. All trips are subject to vehicle availability and weather conditions.

Eligible trips

You can arrange trips for:

  • Medical appointments or procedures within the Town of New Tecumseth (Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) including scheduled appointments or procedures at Stevenson Memorial Hospital on weekends
  • Once-per-week grocery shopping trips to your nearest community in New Tecumseth (Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Fares

In-town trips are $3.00 each way. Trips between communities are $5.00 each way.

Wheelchair accessible transportation

For wheelchair accessible transportation, please contact Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) at 1-905-713-6596 or toll-free at 1-877-452-4287.