About Our Service


Gopher is a new transportation service operated by Community Rides Vermont that serves Washington County and neighboring towns in Orange County. Gopher aims to meet rural Vermonter’s everyday transportation needs by providing convenient door-to-door rides to and from work, appointments, shopping, and social and recreational activities. Our Mobility For All services are intended to provide subsidized rides for individuals that are low-income and have limited or no access to transportation.

Gopher’s trained drivers provide you with safe, comfortable transportation in a fleet of zero-emissions electric SUVs. Our flexible scheduling and unique service model enables Gopher to serve those in harder to reach places and at times of the day when it’s harder to get a ride.

With Gopher, we make it easy to get where you need to go. You’re only a phone call away from your next ride. Stay tuned for our online booking app coming soon!

Hours of Operation
Our transportation service is available Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, with the potential to accommodate service outside of these hours if given enough notice. 

Service Area
Our general service area is Washington County and 3 towns in Orange County (Orange, Washington, Williamstown). Typically, rides start in our service area, but may go outside of the service area, if needed, for appointments. 

There are currently no rider fares for Mobility For All trips. This is subject to change.
Currently, the fare for the Vehicle For Hire Program is calculated as: $10 booking fee + $2.50/mile when the passenger is in the vehicle.

Learn More & Schedule a Ride
To learn more about our Mobility For All/Subsidized service or Vehicle For Hire service and/or to schedule a ride, call* (toll-free) 1-855-GOPHER5 or 1-855-467-4375, office hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (unless otherwise posted**) or email rides@communityridesvt.org  

If you initiate any SMS conversation with us to our number 855-467-4375 then you are opting in to receive SMS. If you call our number and indicate that you’d like to receive texts, you will receive an SMS message asking you if you want to opt-in to receive SMS messages from us. You are not required to opt-in unless you want us to send you messages. If you want to opt-out from SMS, please send the word “STOP” and we will no longer message you.
*We currently don’t have a dedicated staff person for our phone, so we may not be able to initially answer. Please leave a voicemail and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.
**Current Holiday schedule: CRVT does not provide service on the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. 

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