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Door to Door Services, Paratransit
Our partner, Southeast Senior Services, operates the Care-A-Van with ride services for seniors (age 60-plus) and for persons of any age with a disability that keeps them from driving or using the RIDE fixed-route bus routes.
- Care-A-Van provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to ride the public bus and for anyone age 60 or older.
- Care-A-Van takes passengers anywhere they would like to go: to the doctor’s office, to the store, to a friend’s house, to school, the grocery store and even the bank.
- Drivers are trained to assist a rider from door to bus and bus to door, including helping with a number of small to moderate packages.
- Drivers may be available to help with errands, such as small package pick-ups and deliveries, call the Senior Center for details.
Rides are available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Care-A-Van is a pre-scheduled service; ride requests must be made through the Swan Lake Senior Center dispatch office. Dispatch hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F. To pre-schedule a ride, call 747-8617.
Seniors age 60 or older are asked to make a donation of $1. Riders age 60 or younger must pay fare of $2 for each one-way ride.