About Us

Beginnings

GetAbout was formed in 1980 by a group of civic-minded New Canaan residents as The Friendship Express, to provide transportation for the elderly and handicapped. The name was changed to “GetAbout” in February, 1982.
Since then, our service has expanded to offer transportation to Seniors and other New Canaan residents who are unable to drive.

Community Service

• GetAbout provides almost 10,000 rides annually.
• GetAbout provides complimentary rides in vans specially equipped to carry wheelchair confined passengers and their aides for activities within New Canaan, and medical appointments in New Canaan and surrounding towns.
• Our drivers are licensed to transport passengers, and they are experienced in providing safe and on-time rides to scheduled appointments and treatments at local hospitals and medical offices.
• Residents of any age who have experienced injuries, or are unable to drive for any reason, can rely on GetAbout for transportation during their temporary period of need.

Fleet

GetAbout has a fleet of six well-maintained and specially equipped vehicles that include accommodations for those with wheelchairs.

Staff Excellence

The GetAbout Service Team has 36 years of combined experience serving New Canaan residents. GetAbout drivers are rigorously trained to provide excellent service to Seniors and others who are unable to drive.