Taxi Voucher Program Overview
The New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher Program offers passengers with disabilities a 50 percent discount from the normal cab rate. Those who need wheelchair accessibility can now access wheelchair-accessible taxi service. The New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher Program utilizes taxicabs, so service hours are around-the-clock, 365 days a year, and are not subject to 24 hour prior notice as required by paratransit booking.
Eligibility and Application Process
Current certified ADA riders are immediately eligible for the New Freed Fund Taxi Voucher Program, based on the conditions of your certification.
Purchasing Voucher/Debit Cards
Once approved for the New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher Progam, either Greater New Haven Transit District or Greater Hartford Transit district will process your initial payment of at least $25 and this will be matched dollar for dollar by the program. The maximum that can be placed on a card is $50 for a $100 voucher card value. You will receive a debit card encoded with the dollar amount available for use shortly after the initial payment is received. You may not use the voucher card to tip the driver.
Metro Taxi (203) 777-7777
To find out if you are eligible to participate in Metro Taxi's program, contact Linda Kessel at Greater New Haven Transit District at (203) 288-6282 ext. 2518 or visit them online at www.metrotaxict.com.
Metro Taxi's service area includes: Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge, Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull. Your trip must either begin or end in a town located in Metro's service area.
Executive 2000 Taxi (860) 541-5561
To find out if you are eligible to participate in Executive 2000 Taxi's program, contact Greater Hartford Transit District at (860)-247-5329 ext. 3086 or visit them online at www.hartfordtransit.org.
Executive 2000 Taxi's service area includes: Berlin, Cromwell, Durham, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Portland, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. Your trip must begin or end in a town located in Executive 2000's service area.