Getting You Where You Need to Go

rural public transportation

If you live in Vigo County, you may have seen vans sporting the Thrive logo, delivering people to and from Terre Haute. These are part of Thrive’s transportation program, which delivers community members to and from rural areas to Terre Haute. Covering Parke, Vermillion, and Vigo counties, our transportation system picks up and drops off clients Mondays through Fridays until 4 p.m.

Making a Reservation

Thrive transportation is free to those 60 years of age or older, and costs only $2 for those under 60. Our trained drivers can take you from a rural area within our counties to larger areas, such as Terre Haute. This resource is helpful for those needing to attend a doctor’s appointment, go grocery shopping, and more in Terre Haute or other Vigo County regions. Our transportation team serves an average of 75 people per day, providing safe, reliable, and efficient trips to those in need!

We recommend reserving a spot on our vans 1-2 days in advance, to make sure that you don’t lose your seat! To do this, call (812) 232-2675 or (800) 489-1561, and provide the following information:

  • Name and the number of riders
  • Type of trip (medical appointment, grocery shopping, travel to work or school, etc.)
  • Pick up location and destination
  • Desired pickup time
  • Call back phone number

Please advise the dispatcher if the pickup location is difficult to access, or if you (or the passenger) require special assistance. Our services are provided from the door at your pickup point to the door at your destination. Therefore, the driver may assist you to and from the door when boarding or leaving the bus. However, he/she is not permitted to enter a residence or business.

Hearing impaired persons can call the Indiana Relay Service at 711 or (317) 344-1413 for assistance in making a reservation.

Civil Rights

Thrive Transit operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and other statutes and authorities that prohibit discrimination in Federally assisted programs and activities. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint below.

Where can you Go?

Vigo rural to city or city to rural trips: People of all ages and abilities can use our public transportation service for any type of trip (i.e., work, school, shopping, etc.) in Vigo County as long as the trip begins or ends outside of the Vigo County urbanized area.

Where can you go

Vigo rural to city or city to rural trips: People of all ages and abilities can use our public transportation service for any type of trip (i.e., work, school, shopping, etc.) in Vigo County as long as the trip begins or ends outside of the Vigo County urbanized area.

  • Parke, Vermillion & Vigo Counties: Seniors and disabled persons can use our public transportation service for trips to:

  • Medical Appointments
  • Nutrition Sites
  • Grocery Stores
  • Adult Day Centers
  • Senior Centers
  • Government Offices
  • Banking Facilities

Frequently Asked Questions

To reserve a spot, please call us at (812) 232-2675 or (800) 489-1561

Thrive transportation is completely free to those who are 60 years or older, and is only $2 for those are who are younger than 60

Meet Our Team

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Jessica Taylor
Jessica TaylorVice President of Aging
Matthew Tribble
Matthew TribbleAssociate Director of Transportation
Wendy Brys
Wendy BrysTransit Vehicle Operator - Dispatch
Philip Haverly
Philip HaverlyTransit Vehicle Operator
Lisa Herzog
Lisa HerzogTransit Vehicle Operator
Micheal Crowley
Micheal CrowleyTransit Vehicle Operator
Brett Johnson
Brett JohnsonTransit Vehicle Operator
Trini Barnes
Trini BarnesTransit Vehicle Operator
Becky Edwards
Becky EdwardsReception
Kirrsten Todd
Kirrsten ToddReception
Ryan Keller
Ryan KellerChief Executive Officer
Shelly Madden
Shelly MaddenChief Operating Officer
Gabriel Cheek
Gabriel CheekChief Technology Officer & Marketing
Ashley Gordon
Ashley GordonDirector of Human Resources
Chris Durcholz
Chris DurcholzLeadership Coach
Dana McLain
Dana McLainController
Erik Nicholson
Erik NicholsonStaff Accountant
Alison Amerman
Alison AmermanAccount Specialist
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