Paratransit Services provide Disabled and Senior Citizens with Transportation Options in Culver City
The Culver City Real Estate area offers many different amenities to community members, one of which is its Paratransit Services. Paratransit is a curb-to-curb public transportation service for those with disabilities who cannot use regular fixed-route forms of public transportation.
Paratransit services offer many different options for senior citizens or disabled residents to help increase their mobility, independence, and opportunity to interact with the community. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that these services include Access Services, the Dial-A-Ride program, the Taxi Coupon program, Thursday Transportation Program, a Transit Access Pass (TAP), and the Westchester Playa Village organization.
Access Services is the “ADA Complementary Paratransit service for functionally disabled individuals in Los Angeles County.” It operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day in most areas of Los Angeles County and is a “shared ride service that operates curb-to-curb and utilizes a fleet of small buses, mini-vans and taxis.”
Dial-A-Ride is a “shared curb-to-curb transportation service for Culver City residents that have a physician-certified disability, which prevents the use of regular public transportation.” It is available 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Monday– Friday, but reservations must be made a day in advance. A 50-cent donation each way is suggested and passes can be purchased at the Senior Center Monday-Friday 9-4.
The Taxi Coupon Program allows participants to travel anytime the taxicab company is available and supplements the Dial-A-Ride program. To purchase discount coupons “participants must be approved by the Disability Services Specialist located at the Senior Center.
The Thursday Transportation Program is a part of the Senior & Social Services. It “teaches new users the ins and outs of public transit through guided outings. The program meets in the Senior Center lobby every Thursday at 11 a.m.”
A TAP card is a “fare card that you can use again and again on fixed-route public transportation. The durable plastic card contains a smart chip that allows you to buy and electronically load stored value and passes for use on Culver CityBus, Metro and several other TAP participating agency bus lines. You may purchase or reload stored value onto your TAP card at the Culver City Transportation Department, Culver City City Hall or anywhere TAP cards are sold.” TAP cards costs $2.
Finally, the Westchester Playa Village is a “non-profit organization that helps older adults remain active and independent in their own homes so they may remain engaged in the neighborhoods they live. One of the services they provide is volunteer transportation. Service areas include Culver City, Playa Vista and Westchester. Annual membership fees apply.”
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, hopes that every eligible citizen will take advantage of Paratransit services and all the help it provides. For more information please contact John Adams, Disability Services Specialist at (310) 253-6729, (310) 253-6711 (Fax) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.