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SHARED RIDE PROGRAM

Shared Ride Transportation Program for Senior Citizens age 65 and older
The Senior Shared Ride Program is a reduced fare transportation program available to riders who are willing to share their trip with other passengers. Persons 65 years of age or older are entitled to receive these trips and pay only 15% of the reduced shared ride fares. Funds from the Pennsylvania Lottery pay for the remaining 85% of trip fares through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

YOU AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY TO RIDE IF YOU ARE OVER 65 and OLDER.

Transportation available:
Once you are registered with Community Transit, you are eligible to ride as long as:

  • You are willing to share the ride with other passengers who may be traveling in a similar direction.

  • As you are sharing the ride with others, our driver may arrive 15 minutes before or up to 30 minutes after your scheduled pick up time.

Transportation is available for any trip purpose on a first come, first served basis. Trips must originate within Delaware County, and we can transport you anywhere within Delaware County. However, out of county trips to destinations such as Philadelphia, Lankenau Hospital, etc. are available on a more limited basis. Community Transit reserves the right to deny a trip request when it cannot be combined with other trips.

Please remember that Community Transit provides shared ride service and not exclusive taxi service. You will be sharing a vehicle with other riders, so trips may take longer than riding in a private automobile. We may need to ask you to adjust your appointment times to ensure on-time arrival for everyone.

How to qualify:
You must be at least 65 years of age and complete a registration form and return it to Community Transit along with one of the following types of proof of age: A photocopy of

  • Birth or baptismal certificate

  • State issued Driver's license

  • PA Photo Identification Card

  • INS Resident Alien Card

  • Veteran's Universal Access ID Card

  • Armed forces discharge papers

  • PACE or PACENET Card

  • Passport or Naturalization Papers
    We cannot accept your Medicare Card.

Senior Shared Ride Registration Form (click here)

How do I arrange for my trips?
When you receive your rider ID card, you may begin scheduling your trips by calling 610-490-3960 or our TTY line for the hearing impaired at 610-490-3990. Trip requests are accepted up to two weeks in advance. Community Transit will accept trip requests up to 12:00 p.m. one day in advance, as availability permits. All trips are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and rides are available as capacity and ride sharing allow. When you call, please be prepared to provide:

  • Your name

  • Address of pick up point

  • Entrance location, if applicable

  • Time of pick up

  • Your destination, including a phone number where we may reach you

  • Any special needs.

Want to bring an escort with you?
When you call to make your trip request, you must advise the Customer Service Representative if an escort will travel with you. A seat will be reserved for your escort

  • If the trip is within Delaware County the escort's fare will be $5.00 each way. If the trip is to Philadelphia, the escort's fare will be $10.00 each way.

Is passenger assistance available?
Basic service is from the curb of your pick up location to the curb of your destination. Door-to-door service may be provided if necessary and it is requested in advance. Please click here to read Community Transit's Passenger Assistance Policy.

How do I pay for my trip?
When you board the vehicle, your Community Transit driver will accept payment in cash in the form of exact change or a personal check. .

Senior Shared Ride Program Service Hours

  • Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Saturdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dialysis Transportation

  • Monday through Saturday
  • 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shared Ride Transportation will not be provided on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

Inclement Weather?
Community Transit may suspend service when road conditions make driving hazardous. We will notify you with an automated phone call if we opt to suspend service.

Information & Trip Scheduling
Call (610) 490-3960 Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM