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Transportation: Accessible Buslines / Dial-a-Ride / Paratransit / Medical (Non-Emergency) or Personal Transportation


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Regional Listings


Middle Atlantic States Region

Access-Ride Inc. is a non-emergency medical transportation provider specializing in providing safe, reliable and on time transportation services for ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher clients throughout Virginia, Maryland and the Washington, DC metro area. They are committed to providing prompt, courteous yet affordable transportation services for hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and healthcare networks that coordinate non-emergency medical transportation to best fit the your needs. For more information, either e-mail info@access-ride.com or call 571-238-1882 or 800-893-299.


State Listings


Alaska


MACS (Metropolitan Area Commuter System, VanTran)


Arizona

Cab Connection is a new program available to Scottsdale seniors (age 65+) and residents with disabilities. Participants in this demonstration project may request up to ten taxi vouchers each month. The vouchers are subsidized by the City of Scottsdale at the rate of 80% up to a maximum of $10.00. For more information about this programs call (480) 312-TRIP.

Transportation for Employment, a program of the City of Phoenix and The Community Forum, subsidizes 75 percent of a one-way taxi fare up to $15. Any individual, who due to his / her disability is unable to safely use Phoenix's bus service is eligible. Participants can choose a transportation service from a list of participating transportation providers. For more information, call (602) 223-4103.


California

Access Paratransit, serving residents of Los Angeles County, is a service available to any ADA paratransit eligible individual. Access Paratransit operates seven days a week, 24 hours of the day in most areas of Los Angeles County. It is a shared ride service that operates curb-to-curb and utilizes a fleet of small buses, mini-vans and taxis. Fares are distance-based and range from $1.80 to $2.70 for each one-way trip. Trip reservations can be made from 45 minutes to 24 hours prior to the desired pick-up time. For more information, visit their website or call (800) 827-0829.

Delano Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Diamond Ride

Downey Transportation Services Dial-A-Ride For people with disabilities, the City of Downey operates a Dial-a-Ride service. For information regarding this service, please call Downey Dial-a-Ride at (562) 904-7215.

Easy Lift Transportation is located in Santa Barbara, California and offers several transportation services, such as Dial-a-Ride, Loner Vehicle Program, Riders Club, Mobility Training, and many more. In addition, the site contains several helpful links for the disabled, seniors, and general transportation. For more information or to make a reservation, you can visit their site or e-mail at easylift@rain.org, or contact Easy Lift Transportation, 423 Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 568-5114.

El Dorado Transit Dial-A-Ride

Readi-Ride Transit Service

Tri-City Para-Transit Program provides accessible transportation services to residents of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. Enrollment is required to utilize this service. For more information, call (510) 494-4540.


Colorado

Springs Mobility is a complimentary ADA paratransit service for individuals, who due to their disability, are unable to use Springs Transit, the fixed route bus service in Colorado Springs. Rides are provided for people who are certified as eligible for paratransit service under the rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information or to obtain an application, call (719) 268-0984.


Connecticut

Dispatch-a-Ride, a service of the Norwalk Transit District, is the door-to-door transportation service available for people with disabilities residing in Norwalk, Connecticut. The service runs Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Before using the service you must be determined to be ADA certified. You can request a certification form by calling the Norwalk Transit District at (203) 853-7465.


Florida

Need-a-Ride is a service of the Space Coast Center for Independent Living (SCCIL). SCCIL offers a free transportation program to their consumers who have "exhausted all other means of obtaining transportation." They have two lift equipped vans which are available on a first call, first serve basis. Some restrictions do apply, so please call for more information. You may leave a message at (321) 784-9008.


Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers 91 fully accessible bus routes, with lifts and ramps available for use upon request. To learn which routes are accessible, call (312) 836-7000. CTA also offers special door-to-door services within Chicago and certain nearby suburbs to "ADA Paratransit Certified" customers. Advance reservations are required. To apply for Paratransit eligibility, call the Regional Transportation Authority at (312) 917-HELP (4357) or (312) 917-1338 (TTY).

Chicago Disability Transit, founded and operated by people with disabilities, provides paratransit services in Chicago. Chicago Disability Transit serves the greater Chicago area and will operate on a 24 hour per day/7 day per week basis. Charges for this service will be based on a fee-for-service rate structure. Both accessible vans and service cars are available for transportation. Reservations are taken during standard business hours and must be made at least one business day in advance. To reserve a ride with Chicago Disability Transit, please call (312) 335-1244. For corporate rates for organizations serving people with disabilities, please contact Michelle Dacy at (630) 653-9815.

Pace offers pre-arranged curb-to-curb service and dial-a-ride service for people with disabilities. Certification is required prior to riding. For more information, call (847) 364-PACE (7223) or (847) 364-5093 (TTY).

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Reduced Fare Program offers people with a certifiable disability the RTA Reduced Fare Card, which enables them to travel on the accessible transportation services, serving the Chicago area for a reduced rate. The 30-day card, which cost $35 can be used on CTA, Pace and Metra transportation vehicles. Riders must first complete an application to be signed by their physician. For more information, call (312) 917-0700.

Special Needs Chicago provides physically challenged individuals throughout Chicago and the suburbs with safe, reliable, comfortable and courteous non-profit transportation service at an affordable cost. They offer non-emergency transit for people with disabilities and seniors in wheelchair accessible vehicles, specially equipped medicars, handicapped vans, mini-buses and sedans throughout Chicago and the suburbs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They will coordinate standing orders (regularly scheduled rides), group outings or transports for medical, business or personal reasons. Their services include additional steps such as multiple levels of communication, confirmation calls and written correspondence. For more information call: 630-668-9999 or send e-mail to: info@specialneedschicago.org


Indiana

Detroit MetroLift Paratransit Service is available throughout the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Paratransit fare is $2.50 each way. ADA certification is required prior to riding. For more information, call (313) 834-3434.


Iowa

CyRide serves residents of Aimes, Iowa operating nine fixed routes (some accessible) and a Dial-A-Ride service for persons with a disability. For more information, call (515) 292-1100 or e-mail cyride@cyride.com.


Maine

Rec. Ride Plus is a non-profit program of Project Action and Easter Seals. This transportation service provides low cost, accessible transportation within Central Maine to persons with disabilities and senior citizens. This site contains information on how to register for this service and links to other transportation services in the area, such as Greyhound Bus Lines, Concord Trailways Bus Lines, Cyr Bus Lines, local airlines, and taxicabs.


Massachusetts

SCM Elderbus is a non-profit organization serving 21 towns in South Central Massachusetts. They provide transportation (including lift-equipped vans) services for both elderly and disabled. Reservations for a ride must be made one day in advance. Rides start at $1.00 each way, however, if an individual needs assistance, companions can ride for free. For more information for the service number in your town, visit their website.


Michigan


A-Ride

GO! Bus


Minnesota

Key Transportation is a transportation company based in Fridely, Minnesota that is owned and operated by people with disabilities. They provide non-emergency transportation for medical assistance recipients to and from Minnesota health care facilities, private pay clients, insurance-funded claims and commercial and industrial accounts. They are unique in that they use sedans rather than vans. For more information, call (612) 571-6368 or e-mail info@keytransportation.com.

STRIDE - Specialized Transportation RIDE, a service provided by the Duluth Transit Authority, offers curb-to-curb transportation for individuals with physical and mental disabilities living within the city limits of Duluth and Proctor, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. Service hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Ride fares vary from $1.00 to $2.00 depending on the time. A licensed physician must certify riders before they are eligible to use this service. For certification and reservation information, call (218) 722-3327. You can also e-mail stride@duluthtransit.com.


New York

Access-a-Ride is a door-to-door, 24-hour, seven day a week, transportation service for individuals with disabilities residing in New York, NY. Fares are $1.50 each way. Riders must meet eligibility requirements to utilize this service. For more information or to apply for this service, call (877) 337-2017.

Dutchess County Dial-a-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service, designed to serve senior citizens and individuals who have a physical or mental disability which prevents them from using the regular LOOP buses. The service operates in the City of Poughkeepsie and the towns of Beekman, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Wappingers. Fares which range from $.75 to $1.75 are based upon wether a rider travels within or outside of their municipality. For more information on eligibility call (845) 452-7433.


North Carolina

Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) is a regional public transportation provider, offering a wide variety of transit services to North Carolina's greater Triangle area and outlying counties. All of TTA's buses and shuttles are wheelchair-equipped vehicles. If you are a resident of Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill with a physical or mental disability that makes it impossible for you to use the Triangle Transit Authority's (TTA) bus system, you might be eligible for TTA's paratransit program. Individuals who are interested in using ADA Paratransit Service must apply and be found eligible according to ADA guidelines. To request an application from TTA, you may call their Mobility Specialist at (919) 485-7468 or write to Triangle Transit Authority Paratransit Program, PO Box 13787, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.


Oregon

new sign Green Transportation Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service Call ahead for wheel chair accessible taxis to get you anywhere you need to go throughout the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area. Call Green Transportation today at 503-234-1414 for an affordable wheel chair accessible taxi for the disabled, or request a reservation using the form at the link above. Call ahead to reserve medical transport services to your doctor appointment or other medical transport needs (non-emergency) throughout Portland.

RideSource is a program of Senior & Disabled Services (S&DS) of Lane County, Oregon. Public transportation is provided for persons traveling throughout Eugene and Springfield who cannot use the regular Lane Transit District (LTD) bus service due to a disability. Rides can be requested from 1-14 days in advance. Individuals must apply for RideSource eligibility. For more information, call (541) 682-5566 (Voice) or (541) 343-9557 (TTY).

TriMet, serving the Portland, Oregon area, offers senior and disabled citizen transportation services. Such services include lift-equipped buses, paratransit services (LIFT Program) and reduced fares for disabled riders (Honored Citizen Program). TriMet has also established the Committee on Accessible Transportation (CAT), a citizen committee that meets regularly to advise the TriMet Board of Directors and staff on the transportation concerns and needs of people with disabilities and senior citizens. For more information, call (503) 962-2455 or (503) 238-5811 (TTY).


Washington

King County Metro serves residents of King County, Washington with a number of transportation services for individuals with disabilities. Metro ACCESS is a service that offers accessible van transportation for 50 cents each way. Individuals must register ahead of time to utilize this service. For more information, call (206) 689-3113 or (206) 689-3116 (TTY).

Washington Utilities and Transportation Committee (WUTC) has gathered a list of certified private non-profit (special needs) transportation providers serving Washington State residents with disabilities. To learn of a transportation service near you, contact WUTC by writing to 1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98504-7250 or by calling (800) 562-6150.

Whatcom Transportation Authority Specialized Transportation (WTA-ST) is an accessible transportation service made available to people with disabilities and the elderly who are unable to use the transit system or whose transportation is not easily available. To qualify for service, you must meet the conditions established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or by the WTA. The service is available, Weekdays 6:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturdays: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and on Sundays: 9:15 am to 7:00 pm. For more information, call (360) 676-6843 (Voice / TTY).


Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Transit System offers accessible bus service on 22 different routes. However, not all trips are accessible. To receive schedules, route guides, or a brochure explaining how to ride ramp and lift equipped busses, contact the MCTS at (414) 344-6711 or TTY (414) 937-3299.

Ozaukee County Express provides services to Mitchell Street, Downtown Milwaukee, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Grafton, Mequon, Port Washington and Saukville. With Shuttle Taxi Connections to Grafton, Saukville and Thiensville. Busses are wheelchair accessible and run from early morning until the evening Monday through Friday. A one-way fare for senior citizens and people with disabilities is $1.25. For more information, call (414) 344-6711.

Transit Plus is Milwaukee County's Paratransit Service. This service provides transportation for the disabled by utilizing vans equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts and taxicabs. The charge is the first $2.50 for each trip. Recently, Transit Plus was under intense scrutiny due to their poor service. However, changes are being made to the county's Transit Plus program thanks to consumers and the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy. For more information or to obtain an application you can call Transit Plus at (414) 278-4091 (Voice) or (414) 276-1096 (TDD).

Washington County Commuter Express (WCCE) provides low cost bus travel from Washington County to Milwaukee County and home again. Special services also run for travel to Milwaukee's Summerfest, Ethnic Fests and State Fair. The busses will now be equipped with lifts. WCCE needs 48 hours notice when requesting a bus with a lift. Call 1(888) 675-9223 or (262) 677-3445. Cost one way is $2.50. Ten tickets for $20.00.


Country Listings


Canada

Kings County Alternative Transportation Service is a non-profit organization serving citizens of King County, Nova Scotia, who have mental and / or physical disabilities. Their website also features a number of helpful links to resources located throughout Canada. For more information about the transportation services, call (902) 678-1218.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council provides special needs transportation to people with disabilities. They charge a small fee per trip and utilize specially designed buses. This service is government funded and operated by the council in Saskatoon, Yorkton, and Swift Current. For more information or the addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of a specific location, you can visit the Saskatchewan Abilities Council website. In addition, this website has several other topics, such as recreation, rehabilitation, and equipment.

Toronto Para Transit owns and operates twenty-five wheelchair accessible transportation vehicles, providing transportation services in Toronto and the surrounding area. For more information, visit their website or call (416) 209-0950.


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