Finding Help : Transportation

A listing of Maine's regional transit agencies and volunteer ridesharing organizations, which provide scheduled bus services along fixed routes and on-call rides to help non-driving seniors get to medical appointments and run errands.

Click on the resource names listed below to view details and contact information

Senior Companion Program (SCP) of York and Cumberland Counties

SCP volunteers provide companionship to fail seniors in order to provide socialization, transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands, and respite for family caregivers.  Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend in return for volunteering, meal and travel support.

Shuttlebus and Zoom Turnpike Express

Provides ShuttleBus local service within Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach; ShuttleBus intercity service connecting Tri-Towns with Scarborough, South Portland and Portland; and ZOOM commuter service linking Biddeford and Saco with downtown Portland.

VNA LifeStages

Affiliated with Mercy Hospital, VNA’s LifeStages programs provide in-home care services to help seniors maintain independent lifestyles as they age. Services include companionship and personal care, transportation, chronic disease management, and mediation services for seniors and their families.

York County Community Action

Also offers scheduled bus and van services for medical and shopping appointments: the WAVE bus, connecting Sanford to Wells and Biddeford 7 days a week; Sanford Transit, running between Springvale and South Sanford 5 days a week;  and the Shoreline Explorer Line 5, from Sanford to Wells Beach 7 days a week.