Accessible transportation helps those with disabilities maintain successful community integration by keeping them involved in meaningful activities. From working, going to school, keeping medical appointments and participating in social and recreational events, finding a source of affordable and reliable transportation is essential.
Here are some transportation resources you may find helpful:
Transportation for medical visits is provided free of charge to those who qualify. Call (866) 431-9635 to learn more about transportation for individuals with disabilities.
DART via The COMET
Central Midlands Transit (or the COMET), which, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, offers Dial-A-Ride Transit (DART) as an equivalent service to individuals who cannot use the public transit system. Each one-way trip is $3.00, and can be paid for in advance.
DART is an origin-to-destination, advance reservation, shared-ride transportation service that complements the fixed-route bus services. There are no restrictions on the purpose or frequency of reservations. Riders going in the same general direction are grouped together to share rides. A fleet of small buses provides DART service. Each is equipped with wheelchair lifts and can accommodate four wheelchairs.
DART riders must meet eligibility certifications and complete an application, which they can download on the DART information webpage. Once qualified, you can request a trip by calling DART any day of the week between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at (803) 255-7123. For more information, please call the DART staff at (803) 255-7123 or read up on the DART and The COMET.
Community Transportation Association of America
1341 G. Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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