Company Name: Martel Transportation
To make reservations please call: 860-693-6876
(Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)
24 hour advance notice required
If you have any questions, or need further information, please
feel free to
call the Avon Social Services Department at:
Dial-A-Ride: Personalized transportation service for senior citizens age 60 and over, and the permanently disabled (collecting Social Security Disability). The vans are handicapped accessible. Call the Department, at 860-409-4346 for an information sheet and simple registration form.
Tickets are $0.50 each, for a one-way fare, and may be purchased from the Town Clerk's Office. Drivers cannot accept cash! There is a limit of 20 tickets ($10) per month.
Destinations are anywhere in Avon, Simsbury Commons (formerly Farmington Valley Mall), Unionville Center, Collinsville Center, Canton Village, The Shoppes at Farmington Valley -Canton, CT, and John Dempsey Hospital. Medical appointments are given priority and can be scheduled far in advance. Other rides should be scheduled through the service provider (phone 860-693-6876) between 24 and 48 hours in advance. Urgent, same-day requests can be accommodated, only if there is a cancellation or an opening. The hours of operation for rides are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No rides are available on days when the Town Hall is closed.
Service availability may be limited regarding ongoing/multiple weekly medical appointments.
Transportation for medical appointments outside of the Avon service area, such as in Hartford, is available through our "Enhanced Dial-A-Ride Service".
This Service is available thanks to a grant through the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.
**Please make reservations well in advance!**