Rural Community Transportation (RCT)

St. Johnsbury- Headquarters

Rural Community Transportation

492 Bay Street, Suite 1

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

TEL: 802-748-8170

FAX: 802-748-5275

TTY: 711

RCT is a transportation brokerage, that uses all modes of transportation including commercial buses, cars, taxis, volunteer drivers, van pools and ride-shares.  We service a wide range of passengers through several programs and we also provide rides to the general public. As the Medicaid/Reachup broker for Caledonia, Orleans, Essex and Lamoille counties, RCT coordinates medical trips for Medicaid eligible residents.

 Vermont Public Transpartation Association

Clearly, the VPTA's mission is in action through our programs. We are improving mobility through the use of public transportation and enhancing the economic well being of Vermont residents through the creative use of transportation resources.

Medicaid Transportation
The VPTA Medicaid Transportation Program provides cost effective, appropriate transportation based on individual needs, medical circumstances, and available community resources to those Medicaid program recipients eligible for transportation services.

Ladies First Program
VPTA's Ladies First Program supports women's healthcare needs by providing transportation to free cancer screenings to eligible participants in the Ladies First Program. You can connect directly with the Vermont Department of Health to learn more about Ladies First through Vermont Department of Health or by contacting VPTA or a member association in your area. VT Department of Health.

Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled
Federal funding is provided under Section 5311 to improve mobility for the elderly (persons aged 60+) and persons with disabilities throughout the country. Over $2 million is dedicated to this program in Vermont each year. Funds are used to purchase lift-equipped vehicles and to provide services. The program is critical to helping individuals remain independent and active in community life and to avoid institutional care. These special services are available but vary around the state. Consult with the local transportation provider in your area to learn more. VPTA Member Associations

Commuter Transportation
The Vermont Rideshare Program facilitates carpooling with a statewide database of individuals seeking rides. It can assist in the formation of employer-based ridesharing programs and offers an emergency ride home program, interest-free van loans and van leasing.

Reach Up/Job Access
Because transportation plays a vital role in helping people move from dependence to self-sufficiency, the Access to Jobs program will help people succeed in the workforce. Reach Up is Vermont's program to provide education and employment opportunities for those individuals transitioning from public assistance to paid employment. Participants in this program are eligible for transportation assistance. VPTA members provide transportation to employment and training for Reach Up and Welfare-to-Work participants in communities around the state.