About RTP

History

Established in 1976, RTP was formed by combining the transportation services provided by the Portland Chapter of the American Red Cross, York-Cumberland Senior Services and the Social Services of the Greater Portland Transit District. Today, RTP is a United Way agency that provides low-cost transportation to the elderly, social service agency clients, the economically disadvantaged and persons with disabilities throughout Cumberland County with the exception of Brunswick and Harpswell. 

With a fleet of 29+ lift-equipped buses and vans, 30 agency certified drivers and a volunteer program that involves more than 20 drivers, RTP serves over 2,500 people countywide each year, providing more than a 600 rides a day to people who need to get to medical appointments, grocery shopping, work and other important places. Located at 127 St. John Street in Portland, RTP runs routes across Cumberland County each day, doing door-to-door rider pickups and drop-offs.

RTP serves 27 towns in the county. Some of the communities served include Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, Windham, Standish, Casco, Bridgton and more.

Get Involved

RTP is always looking for GREAT volunteer drivers to provide rides to people throughout Cumberland County.

Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicles and get reimbursed .44 cents per mile, including the miles traveled to-and-from your home, + any tolls and parking expenses. RTP’s volunteer drivers have good people skills, a clean, reliable vehicle, and safe driving record. Background checks are required and training is provided.

Donate

RTP gladly accepts donations. We can take donations by check or cash or credit card.

Donations By Mail or in Person
Regional Transportation Program
127 St. John Street
Portland, Maine 04102-3072

 To donate by credit card click the button below.

You can always help out by donating!

RTP Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Patriot’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July (if the 4th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is the day before/after)
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans’ Day (if falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is the day before/after)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas (if falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is the day before/after)

RTP Board of Directors 2020

  • Brent McLaughlin, President
  • John Grew, Treasurer
  • Michael Blais, Clerk
  • Leo Bouchard
  • Amy Fecteau
  • Derek O’Brien
  • Joel Glass
  • Stephanie Allen Dow

Management Team Contact Email

Jack DeBeradinis, Executive Director:   jackd@rtprides.org
Deb Fritzson, Finance and Administration Manager: dfritzson@rtprides.org
Belinda Hutchinson, Transportation Supervisor:   bhutchinson@rtprides.org
Danielle Beesley, Administrative Assistant-HR: dbeesley@rtprides.org

Jack and Macy
Jack and Macy

Civil Rights Notice

RTP is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or retaliation based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability may file a Title VI complaint. Complaints may be filed directly to RTP or toMeDOT. Complaints must be filed in writing and signed by the complainant or a representative and should include the complainant’s name, address, and telephone number or other means by which the complainant can be contacted. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

Complaints should be filed to: Regional Transportation Program, Attn: Executive Director, 127 Saint John Street, Portland, ME 04102 or Civil Rights Office, MDOT, 16 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0016. RTP will respond to any written Title VI complaint within 10 business days.