The Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc. (ECTC) is a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency incorporated in 1992. It was formed through a partnership between the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund and Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation.
The purpose of ECTC is to promote the coordination and consolidation of paratransit services for persons of low income, elderly, physically and mentally disabled individuals in Southeastern Connecticut.
ECTC utilizes a diverse means of coordination to meet the needs of human service agencies. Attempts are made to group an agency’s needs with other agencies that may provide transportation in the same general vicinity or to the same client group. This enables agencies to offer additional services to clients without greatly affecting their current transportation services.
ECTC also makes its vehicles and drivers available for contracting to human service agencies. This may help agencies that only need use of a vehicle on a part-time basis by reducing the costs through the sharing of operating expenses with other agencies.
This coordination process helps to achieve higher levels of efficiency in the use of public and private funds.