New Look for Tri-County Transit’s Blue Loon Bus.
June 30, 2016
The Blue Loon buses will have a fresh look as Tri-County Transit (TCT) (formerly Carroll County Transit) rolls out a new marketing and branding campaign for the Flex Route; Your Thursday Connection. TCT received a grant to help market the Carroll County branch known as the Blue Loon, to increase ridership and expand the offerings of transportation services. New Hampshire based firm, Marcom4, has developed a new look for posters and bus stop signs, digital ads on The Weather Channel app and WMUR.com, as well as fun marketing materials.
Tri-County Transit’s mission is to provide the elderly, people with disabilities, low income, and the general public transportation options through the following services: the Blue Loon Flex Route, Door2Door service, and the Long Distance Non-Emergency Medical (LDM) transportation program.
The Door2Door and Flex Route service are operated by trained bus drivers on Blue Loon buses, all TCT buses are handicapped and wheelchair accessible and meet the criteria of the ADA. The Blue Loon Flex Route currently operates on Thursdays only with the hope to expand the services as ridership grows. The route consists of a North Conway to West Ossipee and back run which meets the Wolfeboro Connector two times during the day. The cost is $2 each way. Schedules can be downloaded from the TCT website.
The Door2Door service runs Monday-Friday in four service areas in Carroll County and reaches most towns. This service is an on demand pick-up and drop off service that is scheduled 24 hours in advance by calling 866-752-6890. Although this sounds similar to a taxi service, the cost is low at $3 in town or $5 between towns, for service one way, in service areas. Rides are combined, if possible, to have more than one person on the bus per trip. Fares are by donation only for people 60 at a suggested rate of $2 in town and $4 between towns. Service areas can be viewed online.
The LDM service relies on trained, vetted volunteers with their own vehicle who are reimbursed for their mileage. People who are eligible for transportation through Medicaid can use this service to get to medical appointments outside of our Door2Door service areas such as Maine Medical Center or Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. TCT has recently expanded their LDM coverage to nights and weekends and are a contracted service provider with Medicaid. Eligible Medicaid recipients can request Tri-County Transit when they call Medicaid to schedule their rides.
Tri-County Transit is a division of Tri-County Community Action Program (a private non-profit providing opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency) and provides transportation in Carroll, Coos and northern Grafton Counties.
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