Specialized Transit Providers
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RCTC has long demonstrated a strong commitment to assist the mobility of those with special transit needs.  Through the Specialized Transit Program, RCTC has provided millions of dollars to public and non-profit transit operators for the provision of specialized transit services to improve mobility and ensure independence of seniors, low-income and individuals with disabilities.  It is through this program that:

  • Someone who is disabled can go to work on his or her own;
  • Someone who is aged can shop at the neighborhood grocery;
  • Someone who is low on money can get to the doctor;
  • And more…

The Specialized Transit Program is mainly supported by Measure A, Riverside County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation.  Federal funding through the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program also provides grant funds for capital and operating projects to support transport of elderly and/or disabled, where public transportation services are unavailable, insufficient and inappropriate.

In addition to the transportation options listed on this page, RCTC has also collaborated on five other programs:

Transportation Reimbursement and Information project (TRIP)
TRIP is a special self-directed, mileage reimbursement transportation service that complements public transportation by encouraging volunteer drivers to transport seniors and persons with disabilities to access medical services and other purposes, where no transit service exists or when individuals are too frail, ill, or for other reasons, unable to use public transit. TRIP provides mileage reimbursements in Western Riverside County, Coachella Valley, and Palo Verde Valley. Qualifications for assistance are determined through an application process administered by the Independent Living Partnership. To find out if TRIP reimbursement assistance might be appropriate for you, call 1 (800) 510-2020 and visit the website at Independent Living Partnership.

Travel Training Support
Blindness Support Services provides free Travel Training services to individuals who are blind/visually impaired/disabled with the skills and knowledge essential when using the local fixed route bus system available throughout Western Riverside County. For more information, please call (951) 341-9244.

Senior, Disabled and Veteran Travel Training Program
The Riverside Transit Agency Travel Training Program provides personalized travel training for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans in Western Riverside County. The travel training program is designed to meet the needs and skills of participants and provide travel training in group and one-on-one settings.  The program is designed to provide access to affordable public transit and increase the individual’s level of independence within the community. For more information, please call (951) 565-5002.

Transportation Access Program (TAP)
Administered by Community Connect, TAP distributes bus tickets to over 100 social service agencies. These agencies then distribute those tickets to thousands of the truly needy who require access to medical appointments, job interviews, or other needed services. For more information, call (951) 686-4402, or dial 211 (information and referral hotline for Riverside County).

The One-Call/One-Click Project (211 VetLink)
The One-Call/One-Click Project (better known as 211 VetLink) is a partnership between 211 San Bernardino County, 211 Riverside County and a host of transportation agencies. The project's goal is to connect veterans with transportation to community resources, medical appointments, job interviews, food, shelter and many more resources by simply dialing 2-1-1 or visiting the new Trip Discovery tool at www.211VetLink.org. For more information about 211 VetLink and other programs, call 211 to speak to a Veterans Specialist or visit www.connectriverside.org/211.

Specialized Transit Service Providers
— Transit Agencies

Banning Pass Transit Dial-A-Ride
Cities Served:
Banning, Cabazon and small portion of Beaumont
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (951) 922-3252
Who Qualifies: Open to seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities. Service available to ADA certified persons living 3/4 mile outside the existing fixed route area. Mon-Fri: Operates 9:00 am - 3:00 pm by 24-hour reservation and ADA certified persons from 4:30 am - 10:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday: Dial-A-Ride services are only available to ADA certified clients 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Beaumont Pass Transit Dial-A-Ride
Cities Served: Beaumont, Cherry Valley and small portion of Banning
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (951) 769-8532
Who Qualifies: Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb service for ADA-certified and seniors over the age of 65. Operates on a reservation system. Operational hours are from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday Dial-A-Ride services are only available to ADA certified clients.

City of Corona Transit Service
Cities Served: Corona and unincorporated areas of Home Gardens, Coronita, El Cerrito and up to RCC along Hamner Avenue in Norco
Days Operating: M-SA
Where to Call: (951) 734-7220
Who Qualifies: General Public with ADA certified passengers receiving priority service and extended hours of operation.

Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency
Cities Served: Blythe, Ripley, Mesa Verde
Days Operating: M-SA
Where to Call: (760) 922-4900
Who Qualifies: Open to the public: Desert Roadrunner General Public Deviated Fixed Route, Mobility Management, and Desert Road TRIP (Mileage Reimbursement).

City of Riverside Special Transportation
Cities Served: Within Riverside City limits
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (951) 687-8080
Who Qualifies: Seniors and persons with disabilities.

Riverside Transit Agency Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Ride Plus Lifeline Service
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (951) 565-5002
Who Qualifies: Dial-A-Ride provides transportation for seniors at least 65 years old and persons with disabilities within 3/4 mile of fixed route service. Service is for travel within a single city. ADA-certified individuals may travel throughout RTA's service area in Western Riverside County. Dial-A-Ride Plus Lifeline Service provides trips within 2 3/4 miles of a fixed route service. This service is available only to qualified individuals who have no other transportation options.

SunLine Transit Agency (SunDial)
Cities Served: Coachella Valley
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (800) 347-8628
Who Qualifies: ADA Certification required. Only available within 3/4 of a mile of a SunBus local fixed route.

Specialized Transit Service Providers
— Non-Profit and Special Criteria Providers

Angel View, Inc.
Cities Served: Coachella Valley/Joshua Tree
Days Operating: M-SU
Where to Call: (760) 329-6471
Who Qualifies: Children and adults with disabilities who are clients of Angel View's residential care program and Adult Day Program. Transportation is provided to residential clients 7 days a week; Day Program clients M-F.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County
Cities Served: Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, French Valley, Corona
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 699-1526
Who Qualifies: Elementary and Middle School low-income family youths participating in the Before and After School Transportation program.

Care-A-Van Transit, Inc.
Cities Served: Hemet/San Jacinto Valley, Lake Elsinore area and the Sun City/Menifee area; unincorporated county areas of Winchester and Val Vista
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 791-3572
Who Qualifies: Low-income, seniors and disabled individuals including: Riverside County Hemet Service Center customers, Valley Restart Homeless Shelter, Da Vita, Riverside Co. Office on Aging, KinCare, Job Training and Education through HOPE Bus, Care Connexxus, Inland Regional, and Veteran Services.

Care Connexxus, Inc.
Cities Served: City of Riverside and surrounding cities
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 509-2500
Who Qualifies: Clients of Adult Day Service Center of Riverside County.

Desert Blind and Handicapped Association
Cities Served: Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (760) 969-5025
Who Qualifies: Individuals with a disability that prevents safe driving. The disability may be permanent or temporary such as out-patient surgery or a cast.

Cities Served: Hemet/San Jacinto Valley; unincorporated county areas of Winchester and Valle Vista
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 766-8659
Who Qualifies: Adults with disabilities who are clients of EXCEED (a division of Valley Resource Center for the Retarded, Inc.).

Forest Folk, Inc.
Cities Served: Communities of Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley, and Mountain Center
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 292-8467
Who Qualifies: Seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income.

Friends of Moreno Valley Senior Center (a.k.a. "MoVan")
Cities Served: Trips originating in Moreno Valley to areas within a 35-mile radius
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (800) 351-6571
Who Qualifies: Seniors and adults with disabilities.

Inland AIDS Project
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 683-2427 x136
Who Qualifies: Clients with HIV/AIDS.

City of Norco, Department of Parks and Recreation
Cities Served: Norco, Mira Loma
Days Operating: M-TH
Where to Call: (951) 270-5647
Who Qualifies: Norco residents: seniors and persons with disabilities.

Operation SafeHouse, Inc.
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: 24 hours
Where to Call: (951) 369-4921
Who Qualifies: Homeless, at-risk youth ages 18-21.

Riverside University Health Systems - Behavioral Health
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 955-1647
Who Qualifies: Low-income or elderly individuals with behavioral health issues.

Riverside University Health Systems - Medical Transportation Division
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: M-SA
Where to Call: (866) 909-4881 or (951) 486-4380
Who Qualifies: Low-income Medi-Cal and Medicare clients of the RUHS Medical Center, outside dialysis patients, the elderly and disabled.

United States Veterans Initiative
Cities Served: Riverside County
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (951) 656-6892
Who Qualifies: Low-income and/or homeless Veterans residing onsite at March Air Reserve Base as well as offsite areas located in Riverside County.

Voices for Children
Cities Served: Western Riverside County
Days Operating: M-F
Where to Call: (858) 598-2211
Who Qualifies: Children placed in the juvenile dependency court system (foster children) in Western Riverside County.