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Do you need help getting to the doctor? What about the grocery store? Penquis Transportation Services is here to help! We offer transportation to a wide variety of places, and we are happy to help you get there.

Important Update Regarding COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, Penquis Transportation Services has continued to provide transportation. Whatever the purpose of your trip, we will do our very best to get you there safely and on time. We are doing our best to keep our vehicles clean, and we would ask that you wash your hands before the trip. Be ready to answer our screening questions prior to boarding. Also, masks are REQUIRED in all of our vehicles, both for our passengers, and for our drivers. For more information about other services and resources https://www.penquis.org/updates-to-penquis-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

  • MaineCare Covered Transportation

    Penquis Transportation Brokerage coordinates all rides for MaineCare appointments in the Penobscot, Piscataquis, Kennebec, and Somerset counties. We utilize the Lynx Mobility Services, volunteer drivers, taxi services, the Community Connector, and offer reimbursement for friends and family.

    For general questions regarding MaineCare Covered transportation, such as scheduling, cancellations and reimbursements, in Penobscot and Piscataquis County call 207-974-2420 or 1-855-437-5883 

    For  general questions regarding MaineCare covered trips  for Kennebec and Somerset including scheduling, cancellations and reimbursements call:  207-973-3605 or 1-844-736-7847 .

    If you need to make a formal complaint about a MaineCare covered transportation services, please call:

    Below you will find the Reimbursement Forms and the various Reimbursement Schedules

    Reimbursement Log and Instructions

    Reimbursement Log

    2021 Taxi Remibursement Schedule

    2021 Gas Reimbursement Schedule

    Parental Consent Form 2020

    Release of Information

  • Other Transportation Services

    For those who cannot drive or do not have a reliable vehicle, everyday life needs such as going to the doctor, grocery shopping, banking, or visiting friends can be a significant challenge, particularly in rural areas. However, Penquis Transportation Services can help, offering transportation to MaineCare covered trips and transportation for those without MaineCare, we can help get you there.

    General public transportation is available at least one day a week to every town in the Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Fees, hours, and days of service depend on where an individual resides and the town to which they are traveling. Two full business days’ notice is also required.

    Penquis Lynx provides a variety of transportation throughout the Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. We provide transportation for the general public and have funding sources that allow us to provide transportation at no cost or for a small fee. For more information please call 973-3695 or email lynx@penquis.org.

     

    Where Can I Go?

    • Shopping
    • Medical appointments
    • Work/Volunteering
    • Recreation/Entertainment
    • Visiting Family and Friends

     

    Who is Eligible?

    Penquis currently has funding to provide transportation. Funding is generously provided by Maine DOT, DHHS, John T. Gorman, and The Maine Cancer Foundation.

    The following are eligible to receive transportation:

    • The general public
    • Those needing cancer treatment
    • Those needing dialysis treatment
    • Veterans
    • Seniors
    • People with disabilities
    • People with a mental health diagnosis (see TAP form in downloads below)
    • Individuals with low income

    What does it cost?

    • Depending on available funding, many trips are free or have a small fee ranging from $0.50 – $7.00 per one-way trip.

    Schedule – All trips need to be scheduled three business days in advance of the trip.

    • For general public schedule, see our General Public Brochure
    • Wheelchair accessibility vehicles are available on Monday – Friday from 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. They are not available on holidays, but we also use volunteer drivers and taxis during the days, evenings, and on weekends.
    • In cases of inclement weather, tune into your local news station for cancellations.

    Downloads / Forms

     

    Contact information for non-MaineCare covered services

    Funding provided in part by

  • Becoming A Transportation Provider

    Penquis Transportation Services is always looking for new and different ways to move people. If you would like to become a Transportation Provider for us, please contact Christopher Childs by emailing cchilds@penquis.org.

  • Volunteer Driver Information

    Watch this space for information specific to our amazing volunteers!