Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc. was established in 1976 to create a network of community transportation alternatives that connect the people and places of Orange and Northern Windsor Counties of Vermont.
Our purpose is to enhance the economic, social and environmental health of the region by providing safe, reliable, affordable and accessible community transportation services for everyone in the communities we serve.
Economic – With the average annual cost of owning/operating a car in Vermont rising above $7,500, greater pressure has been placed on commuter budgets to ensure access to transportation. According to HUD, in our region, the average cost of owning and operating a vehicle is more expensive than average housing costs.
Social – With 25% of our population at risk of being transit-dependent and the rural
nature of our state, the potential for being stuck at home without access to medical and nutrition support increases. Transit-dependent members of our community are prone to rural isolation which has significant impact on their well-being.
Environmental – Most of the travel in our region is done in cars, and most of that is done alone. Riding the bus helps our region produce less greenhouse gases, better water quality, and improved health while still enjoying access to jobs, goods and services.
Stagecoach operates two parallel and complementary transportation systems to achieve our goals. The Dial-a-Ride System provides seniors, people with disabilities and many others access to comprehensive transportation alternatives. The Fixed Route System connects passengers to employment and shopping centers.
Stagecoach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our funding is on average an 80/20 mix of public (state and federal grants) and private money. Stagecoach relies upon the generous support of individuals, businesses, towns and philanthropic organizations to supplement the public grants, as well as to provide the local match required to draw down these grants. Every $1 donated to Stagecoach unlocks $4 of federal and state money.
Stagecoach operates two parallel and complementary transportation systems.
- The Dial-a-Ride System takes elders and persons with disabilities, Medicaid-eligible residents and many other vulnerable populations to medical services, work, grocery stores and meal sites.
- The Stagecoach Bus System is made up of eight different bus routes throughout Central Vermont and the Upper Valley.