Martha’s Vineyard Transportation Access Program 2023/2024

About the Transportation Access Program:

The Transportation Access Program assists Island residents and families with excessive costs of off-Island travel due to long-term illness and health/mental health needs requiring services not available on the Island.

The Transportation Access Program began in 2016, and since then has helped over 400 Island families with off-Island travel expenses.

All Martha’s Vineyard residents are eligible to apply for up to $750.00 annually in off-island travel assistance to medical/mental health appointments.  Requests over $750.00 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Notice to all TAP clients: Steamship Authority gift cards*  for this current fiscal year have depleted. Gas(Shell) gift cards* are still distributed upon availability and eligibility. Please, feel free to keep proof of any medical appointments that are up to June 30th, 2024as we are currently revisiting our funding for this current fiscal period as it relates to reimbursements.

*Steamship Authority gift cards are also being revised once we revisit the funding for this 2024 fiscal year.  

* Gas (Shell) gift cards are available until depletion. This serves on a first come, first serve basis.


Aviso a todos os clientes da TAP: Os cartões* da Steamship Authority para este ano fiscal atual se esgotaram. Os cartões-presente de gasolina(Shell)* ainda são distribuídos mediante disponibilidade e elegibilidade. Fique à vontade para guardar o comprovante de qualquer consulta médica até 30 de junho de 2024pois estamos revisando nosso financiamento para esse período fiscal no que se refere a reembolsos.

*Os cartões da Steamship Authority também estão sendo revisados.

* Os cartões de Gasolina (Shell) estão disponíveis até se esgotarem. Isso é feito por ordem de chegada.


Questions regarding the application may be directed to 508-693-7900 x 406. Messages left will be returned within two business days. Questions can also be emailed to: