Public Transportation Programs For Disabled Seniors

Benicia Dial-A-Ride 

County Connection Link  

Fairfield DART 

Tri-Delta Transit Dial-A-Ride 

Vacaville City Coach 

Vallejo/Benicia SolTrans Paratransit 

Wheels & Dial-A-Ride 

Public Transportation Programs for the General Public

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 

County Connection 

Tri-Delta Transit 

Wheels Fixed Route 

Senior Van Services

Lamorinda Spirit Van 

Pleasant Hill Senior Van Service 

Rossmoor Transportation Services 

San Ramon Senior Express Van 

Walnut Creek Seniors Minibus 

Volunteer Transportation

Caring Hands 

Orinda Seniors Around Town 

Ride with Pride Program - Vacaville 

Road to Recovery 

Senior Helpline Services - Reassurance Phone Friends & Rides for Seniors 

Private Transportation: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

AA Med Trans 

Cabulence Comfort 

Medic Shuttle 

United Medical Services 

VeCare Services 

Private Transportation: Private Errand & Appointment Transportation

Home Life Senior Care 

Visiting Angels 

Solano County Taxi Scrips 

WeCare Home Assistants 

For more information please call Senior Services at (925) 947-3300.

Information provided is not recommendations or an endorsement by John Muir Health. Information listed is subject to change and the responsibility of the sponsoring agency or association to update.

Many seniors have daily difficulty getting where they need to go. Fortunately, numerous services in central and east Contra Costa County can help. Here's a summary of public and private transportation options. If you have an emergency need for medical attention, call 911.

Public Transportation Programs For Disabled Seniors
Benicia Dial-A-Ride

Information:

(707) 648-4666

Reservations:

(707) 649-5401

Description:

General Public Dial-A-Ride bus service offers local origin to destination shared ride service within Benicia only. Reservations for General Public Dial-A-Ride can be made one to three (1-3) days in advance. Does not require an application.

Service Area:

Benicia

Fare:

Cash Fare $2.00
Cash Fare* $1.00 (*Weekdays 10am-3pm and all day Saturday)

Hours:

Monday – Friday 5:50 a.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria.

County Connection Link

Information:

(925) 943-1829

Applications:

(925) 680-2066, 680-2067

Reservations:

(925) 938-7433

Description:

An advance reservation, dial-a-ride, door-to-door transportation system serving disabled residents.

Service Area:

Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

Fairfield DART

Information:

(707) 434-3809

Applications:

(707) 541-7184

Reservations:

(707) 429-2400

Description:

An advance reservation, door-to-door transportation system serving disabled residents.

Service Area:

Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville

Fare:

$3.50 each way to/from Fairfield/Suisun City; $5.50 to/from Vacaville

Hours:

6:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Saturday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria. Approval takes up to 21 days. All applications must be picked up in person.

Tri-Delta Transit Dial-A-Ride

Applications:

(925) 754-6622

Reservations:

(925) 754-3060

Description:

Wheelchair accessible door-to-door transportation for seniors (65+) and disabled people who are unable to meet bus at Tri-Delta Transit fixed route bus stops.

Service Area:

Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley and Pittsburg, John Muir Medical Center Concord via Concord BART station.

Fare:

$2.50 - $5.50 one way, depends if rider is within zone (¾ mile of fixed route) or outside of zone.

Hours:

Based on a fixed route service in rider’s area.

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria. Applications take 3-4 weeks for approval.

Vacaville City Coach

Applications:

(707) 541-7184

Reservations:

(707) 541-7184

Description:

Wheelchair accessible door-to-door transportation for seniors (65+) and disabled people.

Service Area:

City boundaries of Vacaville

Fare:

$2.00 one way. 20-Ride ADA Punch Pass $39.00

Hours:

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m Saturdays

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria. Applications takes up to 21 days.

Vallejo/Benicia SolTrans Paratransit

Information:

(707) 541-7184

Reservations:

(707) 649-5401

Description:

SolTrans Paratransit provides shared ride, origin to destination bus service by advance appointment. Serving disabled residents.

Service Area:

Vallejo and Benicia

Fare:

$3.00 to $5.50 one way

Hours:

Service operates parallel to the fixed route system, during the same hours and days.

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria. Approval takes approximately 21 days.

Wheels & Dial-A-Ride

Information:

(925) 455-7500

Reservations:

(925) 455-7510

Description:

An advance reservation, dial-a-ride, door-to-door transportation system serving disabled residents.

Service Area:

Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton

Fare:

$3.50 one way

Hours:

4:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria. Approval takes approximately 21 days.

Additional:

Para Taxi script for residents of Dublin, Livermore & Pleasanton who are eligible ADA eligible

Public Transportation Programs for the General Public
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Information:

(510) 464-6000

Train Schedule:

(925) 676-2278 or (510) 236-2278

Fare:

Senior discount tickets for people age 65+. Must present proof of age or doctor's proof of disability for discount.

County Connection

Information:

(925) 676-1976

Service Area:

Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

Fare:

Discount fare for seniors is $1 each way. Punch card offered – 20 rides for $15.

Disabled Access:

Wheelchair accessible service

Tri-Delta Transit

Information:

(925) 754-4040

Service Area:

Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Martinez, Oakley and Pittsburg, John Muir Medical Center Concord via Concord BART station.

Fare:

Discount fare for seniors: $0.85 each way; Day pass: $1.35 unlimited rides

Disabled Access:

Wheelchair accessible service

Wheels Fixed Route

Information:

(925) 455-7500

Service Area:

Dublin, Livermore, & Pleasanton

Fare:

Discount fare for seniors & disabled $1 each way, monthly pass $18

Disabled Access:

Wheelchair accessible service

Senior Van Services
Lamorinda Spirit Van

Information:

(925) 283-3534

Description:

Transportation available to local shopping and medical appointments. Also goes to the Walnut Creek Senior Center for lunch program weekdays $2.50 one way. Advance reservation required.

Service Area:

Lamorinda and the Walnut Creek Senior Center for lunch program.

Fare:

$5.00 one way, $10 round trip for errands and appointments

Hours:

Call for schedule.

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 60 and resident of Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda

Pleasant Hill Senior Van Service

Information:

(925) 671-5272, between 9:30-11 a.m.; Van service requires 24-hour advance reservation.

Service Area:

Monday – Friday to Pleasant Hill, Tuesday to Walnut Creek for medical appointments, Thursday to Concord and Martinez for medical appointments, errands.

Fare:

$1.50 each way

Hours:

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 55+, must be resident of Pleasant Hill.

Rossmoor Transportation Services

Information:

Rossmoor Bus and Rossmoor Paratransit, 988-7670; Dial-A-Bus 988-7676

Description:

Buses operate seven days a week with fixed and flexible routes.

Service Area:

Within the Rossmoor community, Rossmoor shopping center, as well as downtown Walnut Creek.

Fare:

Free

Hours:

Call for schedule

Eligibility:

Must be Rossmoor resident and have resident pass.

Additional Info:

Call one hour in advance for Dial-A-Bus, and one weekday ahead (between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) for Rossmoor Paratransit.

San Ramon Senior Express Van

Information:

(925) 973-3250

Description:

Door to door pick up and drop off at Alcosta Senior Center, Monday – Friday. Provides rides from Senior Center to local shopping every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Requires 24-hour advance reservation.

Service Area:

San Ramon

Fare:

$2 each way Encore members, $3 each way non-members

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 55+ and resident of San Ramon

Walnut Creek Seniors Minibus

Information:

(925) 943-5851

Reservation:

(925) 933-1431 between 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Medical – 2 day in advance

Description:

Transportation for errands, medical appointments & social engagements

Service Area:

Within city of Walnut Creek, Rossmoor residents meet bus at Safeway

Fare:

$1.00 each way or purchase minibus card at Walnut Creek Senior Center

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 60+, member of Walnut Creek Senior Center.

Additional Info:

Walkers ok, no wheelchairs. Pick up at your home- door to door ride.

Volunteer Transportation
Caring Hands

Information:

(925) 952-2999

Description:

Volunteer drivers provide transportation, and other helpful services. Requires in-home assessment. Waiting list. Priority is based upon need.

Service Area:

Central and East Contra Costa County

Fare:

Free

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 60+ who live in their own home

Orinda Seniors Around Town

Information:

(925) 402-4506

Description:

Provided by trained Orinda resident volunteers in their own cars.

Service Area:

Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, and Alta Bates in Berkeley

Fare:

Free

Hours:

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekdays only. Contact program.

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 65+ or disabled (no wheelchairs) and resident of Orinda

Ride with Pride Program - Vacaville

Reservations:

(707) 469-6675
(707) 469-6667

Description:

Provided by trained Faith in Action volunteers. This program transports several persons per vehicle, on a predetermined route. The vehicles may be agency owned or volunteer-owned.

Service Area:

Vacaville and surrounding areas.

Fare:

Free. ($5 donation suggested)

Hours:

Contact program.

Eligibility:

Care recipients must be a senior who no longer drives and must be ambulatory.

Road to Recovery

Information:

(800) 227-2345

Description:

American Cancer Society program: Volunteers transport ambulatory patients to doctors' appointments and treatments.

Service Area:

Contra Costa County, or according to driver's availability

Fare:

Free

Eligibility:

Cancer patients only

Additional Info:

Can bring family member to. Program needs 4 business days (not counting day of appt) advance notice to schedule ride. Call for more information.

Senior Helpline Services - Reassurance Phone Friends & Rides for Seniors

Information:

(925) 284-6161

Description:

Trained volunteers (in their own cars) provide free door-through-door rides to seniors who are no longer driving or able to access other forms of transportation for medical appointments, dental care and grocery shopping.

Service Area:

Contra Costa County, North Alameda County

Fare:

Free

Eligibility:

Seniors aged 60+, able to walk with cane, walker, crutches or elbow assistance. Requires in-home assessment. Call for details.

Private Transportation: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
AA Med Trans

Information:

(707) 552-1193, (707) 310-0762

Description:

Wheelchair, gurney and sedan transportation to medical appointments, dialysis, hospitals.

Scheduling hours:

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rates:

Gurney - $5.25 per mile, $150 load fee, $50 wait fee per hour
Wheelchair – $3.50 per mile, $30 load fee, $30 wait fee per hour
Sedan – $2.50 per mile, $10 load fee, $25 wait fee per hour

Additional Info:

Serving Alameda, Contra Costa & San Francisco Counties

Cabulence Comfort

Information:

(925) 833-7777

Description:

Wheelchair, gurney and sedan transportation to medical appointments, dialysis, hospitals.

Hours:

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Rates:

Gurney - $150 load fee, $5 per mile.
Wheelchair – $75 load fee, $5 per mile.
Sedan – Up to 5 miles, $55, 6 – 10 miles, $60. Call for more information.
Wait Time Rate – First 20 minutes included, more time requires advanced notice.
Stairs – 2 stairs included, and $3 per stair after.

Additional Info:

Special rates for bariatric patients. Call for more information.
Alameda, Contra Costa & San Francisco Counties

Medic Shuttle

Information:

(925) 228-6000, (888) 884-4544

Description:

Wheelchair and gurney transportation to dialysis and hospitals. Direct billing to Medi-Cal for wheelchair transportation.

Hours:

8 a.m. – 8 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays.

Rates:

Gurney - $130 for pick up plus $3 per mile.
Wheelchair - $45 each way plus $2 per mile.
Wait Time Rate - flat rate includes 1.5 hour wait time.
Stairs – yes, billed as gurney transportation.

United Medical Services

Information:

(925) 446-6800

Description:

Wheelchair only, Dodge Caravan converted for wheelchair transport.

Hours:

Rides available 7 days a week by appointment

Rates:

$3 per mile, minimum of $15, $15 per hour wait time
Family and caregivers ride for free.

Service Area:

Central & East Contra Costa County, Livermore, Oakland & Pleasanton

VeCare Services

Information:

(925) 300-5595, (925) 300-5494

Description:

Wheelchair and gurney to medical appointments, dialysis, hospitals, etc.

Hours:

6 a.m. - 2 p.m. weekdays, Saturday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Rates:

Gurney - $96 1 - 5 miles one way
Wheelchair - $49 one way
Mileage - first five miles free, $3 for 6 six miles or more
Time Rate - 1st hour free if referred by John Muir Health Senior Services, prorated from $75 per hour after one hour, charges in 15 minute increments.
Stairs – 2 to 3 steps, included in fee. 4 or more steps, a $10 per step charge applies. Call for more information.

Private Transportation: Private Errand & Appointment Transportation
Home Life Senior Care

Information:

(925) 240-5770

Description:

Door through door ambulatory sedan transportation.

Rate:

$44 for 2 hour minimum, and $ .55 per mile if driver uses own car.

Visiting Angels

Information:

(925) 552-6500

Description:

Door through door ambulatory sedan transportation. Wheelchairs ok but have to be able to transfer.

Rate:

$80 for up to 3 hours includes 10 miles, then $26/hr plus $.64/ per mile if additional time and miles are needed.

Solano County Taxi Scrips

Information:

Solano County Mobility Call Center (800) 535-6883
Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) (707) 429-2400
Vacaville City Coach (707) 449-6000
SolTrans Benicia and Vallejo (707) 736-6990

Applications:

(707) 541-7184

Description:

Programs offer reduced taxi fare for eligible seniors and people with disabilities.

Service Area:

Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo

Eligibility:

Must meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria.

WeCare Home Assistants

Information:

(925) 280-2800

Description:

Door through door ambulatory sedan transportation.

Rate:

From Rossmoor $49 for 2 hour minimum, additional time $6 per 15 minute interval, 12 miles total travel. Additional miles are $ .58 per mile.
From outside Rossmoor $100 for 4 hour minimum
Call for quote.

For more information please call Senior Services at (925) 947-3300.

Information provided is not recommendations or an endorsement by John Muir Health. Information listed is subject to change and the responsibility of the sponsoring agency or association to update.