If you have a disability that prevents you from using fixed-route buses or other forms of mass transit, paratransit services might help you get around your community. Specially equipped shuttles pick you up at your doorstep and take you to where you need to go – to the doctor, shopping or even a friend’s home.
In some cases, paratransit services provide an escort who remains at your side throughout your trip and can help carry items and ensure you get back into your home safely.
These transportation services are typically available at reduced fares for older adults and are offered by public transit agencies, aging organizations like senior centers or through private agencies. Contact your local or regional transportation authority to determine if these services are available in your community.