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Transportation Resources

Accessible transportation helps you stay involved in meaningful activities and be an active participant in your community. Affordable and reliable transportation is essential for working, going to school, seeing health providers and taking part in social and recreational events.

Dial-a-Ride Transit (DART)

Dial-A-Ride Transit is an equivalent service for individuals who cannot utilize the public transit system. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, DART is administered by the Central Midlands Transit (the COMET). Each one-way trip is $4 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 you can download from the DART homepage. Once qualified, you can request a trip by calling DART any day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 803-255-7123. For more information,  call the DART staff at 803-255-7123 or visit the DART website.

 

Medicaid Van

Transportation for medical visits is provided free of charge to those who qualify. Call 1-866-431-9635 to learn more about transportation for individuals with disabilities.

 

Safety Guides and More

The transportation options for older drivers and the senior driver's safety guide can be applied to the elderly as well as those with disabilities and covers how to be an independent driver as long as possible, how to approach someone you think should stop driving and general driver tips.

The Disabled World website offers travel tips and resources to make your trips, tours and vacations much easier.

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. CTAA members are in the business of moving people — efficiently and cost-effectively — and are dedicated to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of age, ability, geography or income, have access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation. 

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