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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.

Throughout the pandemic, Penquis Transportation Services has continued to provide transportation to the communities we serve.  Whatever the purpose of your trip, we will do our best to get you there safely and on time.  We take pride in keeping our vehicles clean and safe for all. We do not currently have a mask requirement but we encourage riders and drivers who feel safer wearing one to do so.  Our drivers are trained to provide you with safe and attentive service.   If you have additional questions about our services we would like to hear from you at 207-973-3695.

  • 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 service, please call:

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

    2023 Reimbursement log and instruction sheet

    2023 Gas Reimbursement Schedule
    2024 Gas Reimbursement Schedule

    2023 Volunteer Reimbursement Schedule
    2024 Volunteer Reimbursement Schedule

    2021 Parental Consent Form

    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. Three 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, 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 Schedule.
    • 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 own a transportation business in either Penobscot or Piscataquis Counties, and you are interested in becoming a Service Provider, please contact Jessica Butler by emailing jbutler@penquis.org, or by calling (207) 974-2404. We are especially in need of folks with the ability to transport people who use wheelchairs, and people who are able to transport children.

    For more information, please check out this document.

    Provider Orientation

  • Volunteer Driver Information

    For information about being a volunteer driver, please contact Jessica Butler, by email at jbutler@penquis.org or by phone at (207) 974-2404. We reimburse our volunteers at $.65 per mile, and we are always looking for people to do this important task! Currently we need the most help on weekends, or early mornings/late evenings! Anywhere from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM and then again from 3:00PM to 10:00 PM

    https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Penquis-Thanks-Volunteer-Drivers-with-Ice-Cream-441666643.html

    For some of the details, please check out this brochure!

    Volunteer Driver Brochure

    To apply, click the link below!

    https://www.penquis.org/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-driver-application/