Click here to apply for services under the JARC Program.
The following are agencies who provide various types of transportation services to residents of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area. If you are not directly eligible for services under the JARC program, you may still be able to receive services from one of the following agencies if you qualify.
Access facilitates the provision of complementary ADA paratransit services to certain persons with disabilities as required under the name “Access Paratransit.” Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules.
Typically, vans or mini-buses are used to provide paratransit service, but also shared taxis and jitneys are important providers as a form of transportation. Complementary ADA paratransit is a federally mandated civil right for persons with disabilities who cannot ride the accessible public fixed route buses and trains.
Access Paratransit service is available for any ADA paratransit eligible individual for any purpose and to or from any location within 3/4 of a mile of any fixed route bus operated by the Los Angeles County public fixed route bus operators and within 3/4 of a mile around METRO Rail stations during the hours that the systems are operational.
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 is curb-to-curb and utilizes a fleet of small buses, mini-vans and taxis. Fares are distance-based and range from $2.25 to $3.00 for each one-way trip. Personal Care Attendants may ride with the qualified rider free.
Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride participants reduced costs for the purchase of City of Los Angeles permitted taxi rides, Cityride Dial-A-Ride services and Metro Senior/Disabled monthly passes.
Once registered, you are eligible to receive $84 in fare value each quarter for a payment of $15 plus postage or $6 plus postage for low-income participants. The fare value may be used for taxi and Cityride Dial-A-Ride trips or for the purchase of Metro Senior/Disabled monthly passes.
Metro Trip Planner
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.
Every trip has a beginning and ending, and going Metro is no different. So the first step is to decide on your starting point, your destination, and the day and time you want to travel.
Then just enter that information in the Metro Trip Planner, and you’ll get a customized itinerary in seconds, telling you what line to take, where to catch it, where to exit and what it costs.
Have questions or need more help? Speak to one of our Customer Information Agents by calling 1.800.COMMUTE or 323.GO.METRO. Please note that you may have to wait for the next available agent.
Metro Reduced Fare Program – TAP
On July 1, 2010 Metro’s current regular cash fare of $1.25 will increase to $1.50 under the provisions of Measure R, which was passed by Los Angeles County voters in November 2008.
At the same time, the new fare structure mandates that fares for seniors, students, the disabled and Medicare recipients not be increased and remain at current levels until 2013.
Metro’s Reduced Fare Programs enable eligible applicants to obtain special TAP cards and purchase reduced-rate monthly passes. As a reduced-fare rider, you are automatically signed up for free Balance Protection so you won’t need to worry if your card is lost or stolen.
Applications for these cards are available by clicking the links below. When completed, they can be mailed to Metro’s Reduced Fare Office, submitted at any Customer Center or mailed to the TAP Service Center as specified on each application.
The Glendale area is in a transit rich environment, served by both Glendale Beeline and Metro. While Metro provides service to neighboring communities and county-wide connectivity, the Glendale Beeline provides local circulation in Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge. The Beeline operates eight local bus routes and two Metrolink Express bus routes carrying approximately 13,000 riders on a typical weekday.
Burbank bus senior and disabled transit services:
BurbankBus Senior and Disabled Transit Services provide door-to-door transportation services to Burbank senior (age 60 and up) and disabled residents. The goal of the service is to reduce the isolation of seniors and disabled Burbank residents and to assist them in remaining independent.
How to ride:
Transportation services are provided on an appointment basis. Eligible residents may call 818-238-5360 to schedule an appointment seven days a week. Riders are asked to book their appointments at least one day in advance to guarantee a trip. Trips are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
The BurbankBus Senior and Disabled Transit Program is a donation service. Suggested donations are $0.50 per ride or $1.00 for every round trip ride. BurbankBus Senior and Disabled Transit drivers do not accept tips nor collect fares. Drivers can provide pre-addressed donation envelopes for you to mail your donation. Donations are very important to us. Funds received go directly towards offsetting BurbankBus Senior and Disabled Transit operation costs.