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.

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 the eligible taxi providers to arrange your trip. Members must ensure that they obtain a receipt for the taxi ride and provide receipts along with the completed Reimbursement Form.

Members should submit for reimbursement on a weekly basis. 

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.)
  • Once a week trip to the 54 Plus Seniors Centre Club located at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre, Monday through Friday, between 7:00am and 5:00pm
  • Services at the Community Living Assoications (C.L.A.S.S.) within the Town of New Tecumseth
  • Services at the Children's Treatment Network (C.T.N.) within the Town of New Tecumseth

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 (C.H.A.T.S.) at 1-905-713-6596 or toll-free at 1-877-452-4287.

Please be advised that the transportation services offered through C.H.A.T.S. are not eligable for reimbursement through the Community Transportation Program. 

Simcoe County LINX 

Simcoe County LINX is a conventional public transit system that links major urban hubs and local transit services in the County of Simcoe. The LINX transit system provides citizens and visitors reliable and courteous transit system in clean, safe and accessible vehicles. For full details including routes, schedule, fares and more, visit the County of Simcoe's website: https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/linx