Alternatives To Driving

Transportation is essential to get to the places that we need or want to be. For those who do not drive, there are alternative transportation options available. All the organizations listed below offer transportation services in Sacramento County. While some of these transportation programs have age- or disability-related eligibility requirements, others are available to anyone.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

ACC Rides provides door-through-door, door-to-door, and curb-to-curb transportation services to seniors. ACC Rides staff and volunteer drivers transport seniors to several congregate meal sites and senior centers, including ACC. Clients can also get rides to medical appointments or to run errands.

Cost: cost varies depending on location and distance.

Who Is Eligible: Individuals 60 years or older and residing in the following zip codes: 95814, 95818, 95822, 98531, 95832, 95758, 95823, 95828, 98520, 95817, 95816, and 95811. Service is also available to older adults living in Locke, Courtland, Hood/Franklin, and Walnut Grove.

Address: 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 393-9026 ext. 333

Email: rides@accsv.org

Website: https://www.accsv.org/services/transportation/

Note: reservations are required; a Rider Information Form must be completed and submitted to ACC Rides before using the service

The Mobility Training Program provides one-on-one or group training to assist seniors or people with disabilities learn how to use Regional Transit buses and light rail.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: seniors or individuals with disabilities

Address: 2501 Florin Rd, Sacramento, California 95822

Phone: (830) 730-8387

Email: LouiseF@paratransit.org

Website: https://paratransit.org/mobility-training-program/

Note: this program also teaches individuals how to use public transportation in other transit districts.

SacRT provides bus, microtransit, light rail, and paratransit services.

Cost: costs vary, see http://www.sacrt.com/fares/ for details

Who Is Eligible: anyone may ride buses and lightrail; must meet disability eligibility requirements for Paratransit (see separate description below)

Address: 1225 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (916) 321-BUSS (2877)

Website: https://www.sacrt.com/accessible/ .

SacRT GO Paratransit Services provide door-to-door or shared-ride transportation for individuals with disabilities who are not able to use fixed route public transportation.

Cost: cost varies, see https://www.sacrt.com/apps/sacrt-go-paratransit-services/ for details.

Who Is Eligible: individuals must be certified as having a qualifying disability by SacRT before using this service, see https://www.sacrt.com/apps/wp-content/uploads/SacRT-GO-Riders-Guide-June-2020_FINAL.pdf for details

Address: 1221 R Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811

Phone: (916) 321-2877

Email: paratransit@sacrt.com

Website: https://www.sacrt.com/apps/sacrt-go-paratransit-services/

SmaRT Ride provides a ride-share service within a service area. Individuals can request a ride through the smartphone app or by telephone.

Cost: cost varies, see https://www.sacrt.com/apps/smart-ride/ for details; groups of five or more people traveling from and to the same location ride for free

Who Is Eligible: anyone within one of these service areas: Citrus Heights-Orangevale-Antelope, Arden, Carmichael, Downtown-Midtown-East Sacramento, Folsom, Franklin-South Sacramento, Gerber-Calvine, North Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova.

Address: 1400 29th St., Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone: (916) 556-0100

Website: https://www.sacrt.com/apps/smart-ride/

Stanford Settlement provides transportation to and from the senior center at Stanford Settlement. Rides are available to shopping centers, banks, and medical appointments.

Cost: no cost, but voluntary contributions are accepted.

Who Is Eligible: adults 60 or older living in one of the following zip codes: 95815, 95833, 95834, 95835

Address: 520 West El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 927-1303

Website: https://www.stanfordsettlement.org/program-details.html

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