ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There isn't much public transportation in Maine, and for people who don't drive, getting around can be tough.
Now people with disabilities in three midcoast counties can get help, thanks to what's called the Transportation Coupon Program. The program provides half price coupons that can be used for rides with eligible taxi companies in the area.
The clients buy the coupons, give them to the cab drivers and a federal grant pays the balance of the fare to the company. The agency called MCH started the program ten months ago, and is hoping more people will sign up. The agency, the clients --even the cab companies -- say it helps people have some freedom and independence at a more affordable price.
Michelle Manley of MCH says they only have 122 clients signed up for the program now, and have room and funding for more. The coupons are available to people of all ages with disabilities in Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, and in the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell.
They have eight cab companies offering the service so far.You can aalso call: (207) 596-6477.