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Free Transportation for Seniors in Maryland

By Maurice

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If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in Maryland, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Maryland.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Maryland


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Maryland

Program Description:

Each month that a payment is made, money is added to the TaxiCard to help pay for taxicab rides. 

The program is funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Baltimore City Health Department Division of Aging & CARE Services. Registration is required. All individuals must meet eligibility requirements. TaxiCard can be used with participating taxicab companies for fare payment 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


  • Service Area: Baltimore, Baltimore county
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Baltimore City residents aged 60 or older are eligible.
  • Baltimore City residents with disability under the age of 60 are also eligible with a completed medical form.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Participant cost is based upon income. Low (L)
    income under $900.00 per month or Moderate
    (M) income over $900.00 per month.
    Payment Code “L”: $6.00 + (Subsidy)$ 23.00 = $ 29.00
    Payment Code “M”$12.00 + (Subsidy)$ 15.00 =$ 27.00
  2. 2
    Notify the taxi company if you are using a wheelchair.

Program Description:

MEDICAL TRANSIT: Provides transportation to medical appointments for persons receiving Medical Assistance who are unable to use Mobility or the bus.

This program provides "last resort" transportation for ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher-bound recipients who have no other means available of transport to get to and from medical appointments. Also handles transportation complaints.


  • Service Area: Maryland
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be receiving Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA) benefits.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 410-396-7633
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Call at least 24-48 hours in advance of appointment for scheduling.
  2. 2
    If calling for the next day, must call before 3PM. CANNOT do same-day appointments. If calling on Friday, cannot schedule for Saturday.
  3. 3
    Paid by Medicaid.

Program Description:

The Medical Assistance Transportation Grant Program is funded by the State of Maryland and coordinates transportation services for Medical Assistance recipients who reside in Baltimore County, and who are in need of transportation to access medically necessary services. 

This program provides "last resort" transportation for ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher-bound recipients who have no other means available of transport to get to and from medical appointments.


  • Service Area: Baltimore County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • This service is available to Baltimore County residents with eligible, non-restrictive Medical Assistance (Medicaid) to medical services that are covered by Medical Assistance and for which there is no other means of transportation.
  • The Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires medical certification for all recipients. A doctor must certify that the patient is unable to use public transportation due to a specific medical condition. This form must be complete and signed by the patient's doctor. Once the form is completed and signed, fax, or mail it to the Baltimore County Department of Health.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Call the Medical Assistance Transportation Program at 410-887-2828.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., except on holidays to schedule transportation to need medical services.
  2. 2
    Medicaid Paid.

Program Description:

The backbone of any great city is transportation. The Charm City Circulator (CCC), a fleet of 24 free shuttles that travel four routes in the central business district of Baltimore City, Maryland. 

The Harbor Connector (HC) is an extension of the CCC and is the City’s free maritime transit service connecting 6 piers through four vessels.
The CCC consists of four separate routes—the Green Route which runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins Hospital Campus, the Purple Route which runs from 33rd Street to Federal Hill, the Orange Route which runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East and the Banner Route which runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry.

We service residents, downtown employees, students and tourists and anyone else who wishes to ride. The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation.


  • Service Area: Baltimore City, Maryland.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 410.545.1956
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Free!.
  2. 2
    4 Routes.
  3. 3
    15 to 20 minutes frequency (Banner Route - 20 to 25 minute frequency).
  4. 4
    7 days a week.
  5. 5
    Connects to less expensive parking on the fringes of downtown.
  6. 6
    Connects to Amtrak, MARC, Light Rail, and Metro Subway.
  7. 7
    Integrated with the Harbor Connector service.
  8. 8
    Circulator
    Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-8:00pm
    Friday: 7:00am-midnight
    Saturday: 9:00am-midnight
    Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  9. 9
    Harbor Connector
    Monday-Friday: 6:00am-11:00am & 2:30pm - 8:00pm

Program Description:

Columbia Association’s Senior Advisory Committee sponsors a free small group curb-to-curb evening (after 4:30pm) and weekend transportation shuttle for Columbia residents to cultural events throughout Howard County for groups of four or more seniors ages 60 and over.

The Seniors Event Shuttle is supported by Columbia Association Community Services Division and Senior Advisory Committee, and Howard County Government.


  • Service Area:Columbia, Howard county.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Columbia’s Theaters
    Smith, Rouse, Slayton House & Toby’s Dinner Theater
    Art Exhibits and Receptions , Artists Gallery, Columbia Art Center, Slayton House, & Howard Community College, Lectures and Concerts, Libraries, Howard Community College Smith Theater
    All Howard County 50+ Centers
    Lakefront Activities in Town Center
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Columbia residents age 60 and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • To request or cancel a ride, please call 410-715-3087. You will receive a call back with a confirmation.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    All reservations and cancellations are recorded to determine specific areas in need of the transportation service. Repeated cancellations or “no shows” will affect the future locations of the service.
  2. 2
    Four person minimum, service is limited to a maximum of 20 for any event.
  3. 3
    Multiple pickup locations are permitted.
  4. 4
    Vehicles are accessible for disabled.
  5. 5
    Reservations must be made by telephone. Leave a message two weeks before the event. You will receive a call back with a confirmation.
  6. 6
    Reservations must include name, address (apartment/condominium number), telephone number, special needs, event title, date, time and location.
  7. 7
    Drivers will wait five minutes at each address.
  8. 8
    Howard County severe weather policy determines cancellation of service.

Program Description:

Winter Growth began providing an Adult Day Program in the home of Marge Burba, its founder, in April of 1979. It was her master’s thesis project. The objective of the demonstration project was to develop a program for older adults that was highly individualized and based on sound human development concepts.

The program was designed to promote ego integrity, as defined by Erik Erickson as the eighth stage of human development, normally beginning after 65 years of age. When growth in this stage of life is denied, despair becomes the pervasive experience. Winter Growth would demonstrate that, in the right environment, even with illness and disability, older adults could successfully grow in integrity and overall life satisfaction.

Ms. Burba went on to incorporate Winter Growth as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in May 1979. Substituting strong community volunteer support for a large corporate safety net, Winter Growth has since constructed three state of the art buildings and developed a menu of community based services for older and disabled adults. Over the past forty years, the founder and a devoted senior staff have built the organization slowly, incorporating quality as each new program was designed or expanded.

With generous funding provided by the Ed and Fern Hamel Family Foundation and in partnership with Neighbor Ride, Inc., we started a new transportation service, the Community Connector in 2020. The mission of the Community Connector is to provide accessible transportation for Howard County seniors and adults with disabilities.


  • Service Area: Howard County.
  • Transportation Services Provided:From door-to-door service to our Adult Day Program, to an outing with friends or a ride to a local medical appointment, we have you covered.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Howard County resident seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 410-982-7098
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Reservation hours Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm.
  2. 2
    Wheelchair transportation available.
  3. 3
    Pricing information not available on the website, Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

JCA provides the programs and services that support older adults and their families and builds bridges across generations. JCA represents something different to every person we proudly serve.

To the isolated senior with no means of getting around, we are a smiling ElderBus driver who cheerfully helps with canes, walkers and wheelchairs and even carries packages with a smile.

To the concerned family member suddenly faced with overwhelming health or home care issues, we are the confident voice of an information specialist who understands precisely the services needed to care for a beloved parent or spouse and can access our unique, comprehensive database to find needed resources close to home.

For the senior who is frail or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other challenges, we are a safe and caring place that provides dignified assistance at adult day centers that are second to none.
To the older jobseeker, we are a friend, advocate, teacher and guide.
JCA is all of this and so much more!

We are vibrant intergenerational programs that build bridges and shatter stereotypes as they help young students succeed in school and life. We are different faces in various places — but united in our mission of helping local seniors experience the positive side of aging while making the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Transportation is a common challenge for older adults and their families. From getting to medical appointments and running important errands, to visiting friends and attending community events, seniors need access to reliable, affordable transportation in order to maintain their health, vitality and independence.

That’s why JCA helps seniors find transportation solutions through our Connect-A-Ride resource center. We also help older adults get around through the VillageRides program and with our fleet of handicap-accessible buses.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County, Maryland; Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia; and the Virginia cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
  • Transportation Services Provided: From getting to medical appointments and running important errands, to visiting friends and attending community events.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors and adults of all ages with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Call Connect-A-Ride at 301.738.3252 or 703.323.6494.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    The Connect-A-Ride Transportation Resource Center is a free service.

Program Description:

JCA provides the programs and services that support older adults and their families and builds bridges across generations. JCA represents something different to every person we proudly serve.

To the isolated senior with no means of getting around, we are a smiling ElderBus driver who cheerfully helps with canes, walkers and wheelchairs and even carries packages with a smile.

To the concerned family member suddenly faced with overwhelming health or home care issues, we are the confident voice of an information specialist who understands precisely the services needed to care for a beloved parent or spouse and can access our unique, comprehensive database to find needed resources close to home.

For the senior who is frail or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other challenges, we are a safe and caring place that provides dignified assistance at adult day centers that are second to none.
To the older jobseeker, we are a friend, advocate, teacher and guide.
JCA is all of this and so much more!

We are vibrant intergenerational programs that build bridges and shatter stereotypes as they help young students succeed in school and life. We are different faces in various places — but united in our mission of helping local seniors experience the positive side of aging while making the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Transportation is a common challenge for older adults and their families. From getting to medical appointments and running important errands, to visiting friends and attending community events, seniors need access to reliable, affordable transportation in order to maintain their health, vitality and independence.

VillageRides partners with villages and community organizations in Montgomery County and Prince George‘s County, MD who provide volunteer transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities who do not drive to take them to medical appointments, grocery shopping and more.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County and Prince George‘s County, MD
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, grocery shopping and more.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors and adults of all ages with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 301.255.4212
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Service is provided free of cost.

Program Description:

JCA provides the programs and services that support older adults and their families and builds bridges across generations. JCA represents something different to every person we proudly serve.

To the isolated senior with no means of getting around, we are a smiling ElderBus driver who cheerfully helps with canes, walkers and wheelchairs and even carries packages with a smile.

To the concerned family member suddenly faced with overwhelming health or home care issues, we are the confident voice of an information specialist who understands precisely the services needed to care for a beloved parent or spouse and can access our unique, comprehensive database to find needed resources close to home.

For the senior who is frail or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other challenges, we are a safe and caring place that provides dignified assistance at adult day centers that are second to none.
To the older jobseeker, we are a friend, advocate, teacher and guide.
JCA is all of this and so much more!

We are vibrant intergenerational programs that build bridges and shatter stereotypes as they help young students succeed in school and life. We are different faces in various places — but united in our mission of helping local seniors experience the positive side of aging while making the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Transportation is a common challenge for older adults and their families. From getting to medical appointments and running important errands, to visiting friends and attending community events, seniors need access to reliable, affordable transportation in order to maintain their health, vitality and independence.

Escorted Transportation: This program serves eligible low-income residents of Montgomery County who are unable to travel alone. Customers must require assistance due to physical, cognitive or emotional impairment. The program assists with transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, and other destinations.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, grocery stores, and other destinations.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Low-income Montgomery County residents who are unable to travel alone.
  • Residents must meet eligibility requirements and provide proof of eligibility. Call 240.395.0915 for details.
  • Customers must require assistance due to physical, cognitive or emotional impairment.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Customers contribute based on household income level. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services pays the remainder of the cost.
  2. 2
    Each customer may take up to three trips per month with a maximum of 32 trips per year.

Program Description:

Burning Tree Village is a neighborhood charitable organization in Bethesda, Maryland where neighbors assist neighbors. 

While a chief goal of the organization is to help senior residents who want to remain in their homes as long as possible, at the same time, BT Village promotes activities that benefit all members of the neighborhood across generations.  

We do this through volunteer activities, educational and social programs and partnerships with other individuals and organizations that complement our volunteer activities. 

By engaging all residents in these activities, Burning Tree Village helps foster a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere that enhances the quality of life in our entire community and helps make this a wonderful neighborhood in which to live.

BT Village is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. There are no fees or dues; current expenses are met through donations and all services are provided free when rendered by our volunteers.

BTV consists of the close to 700 households around Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland and serves the area encompassed by River Road, Wilson Lane (including Honesty and Arnet on the other side of Wilson), Springer Road, Thoreau Drive up to the path to Pyle Middle School, a few houses on Woodhaven, Melody Lane and all its offshoots, Burning Tree Road up to the bridge, and Beech Tree Road, including Frenchman's Creek.

There are many ways to get involved and we look forward to your participation!


  • Service Area: Burning Tree Village
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, grocery stores, and other local destinations.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors living within Burning Tree Village who do not currently drive.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    We typically ask that a ride request be made three days or so in advance, but we will consider ride requests made on shorter notice whenever possible, again subject to a volunteer driver's availability.
  2. 2
    The service is provided free of charge, Donations encouraged.
  3. 3
    Please Note: Due to the pandemic, the Village Rides program is not in effect until further notice

Program Description:

Gaithersburg HELP evolved from a vision that started in 1968. The faith community of Gaithersburg recognized that emergencies can happen on a moment’s notice, yet government assistance often takes time. 

To meet the immediate needs of families affected by financial challenges, local churches and synagogues joined together to form Gaithersburg HELP in an effort to provide short-term assistance in a coordinated fashion.

Today, our network comprises more than 22 member congregations and over 200 volunteers working together to help those in need within the greater Gaithersburg area. We also receive substantial support from local businesses and civic organizations. A team of committed translators help us serve our diverse community, especially Spanish-speaking clients.

Gaithersburg HELP is governed by the leadership of a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of an Executive Committee and delegates from each of our member congregations; bi-monthly meetings are open to the public.

For 50 years, Gaithersburg HELP has supported local residents in need by providing food, transportation, and other services. Here’s a snapshot of how we made a difference.

In 2016, Gaithersburg HELP provided assistance for more than 6,000 situations:

3,569 food packages, each containing a 3-5 day food supply
1,282 diaper/formula packages
869 rides to medical and social services appointments
332 essential prescription medications funded


  • You must be a senior, an adult with disabilities or otherwise unable to take public transportation.
  • You must be a Gaithersburg HELP service area resident.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 301-216-2510 #2
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    We can provide you with up to 18 rides per calendar year.
  2. 2
    Please call with your ride request as soon as possible, between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm, and at least 48 hours (2 business days) before transportation is needed.
  3. 3
    You must be available by phone so we can verify your information before we schedule your ride.
  4. 4
    Your medical appointment or service agency destination must be within a 20 mile driving distance of downtown Gaithersburg.
  5. 5
    Taxi rides may only be granted for the local area (distances up to 10 miles) and only if we cannot find a volunteer driver for your ride. This effectively limits taxi destinations to Gaithersburg, Germantown, and North Rockville.
  6. 6
    Taxi rides are limited to one-way or round trip to and/or from a single destination, i.e. multiple stops are not permitted.
  7. 7
    Rides are no cost to you, but you are responsible for any parking fees where applicable. Please be prepared to pay cash or credit/debit card for any facilities that charge for parking and do not validate.

Program Description:

Greater Stonegate Village, an aging-in-place village, is a non-profit organization that offers a broad range of volunteer provided services enabling older Greater Stonegate residents to remain in their own homes, and neighbors to enjoy social connections across generations. 

A Village is a grassroots effort designed to address the current and unfolding challenges of aging America. The first Village in the USA was started in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in 2002.

Since then the Village concept has spread across the country, as aging Americans expressed a desire to reside in their own homes while still being able to access services to help them address their changing lifestyles as they age.

Although the Village movement focus is on seniors, we believe that our model can be an “intergenerational” model serving all age groups in our community. At its core, the Village Movement is consumer and customer driven.

A village is an alternative to a retirement community. It offers a wide array of support services as well as social and learning opportunities to help older adults continue to live in their own homes and stay engaged in the life of their communities. It is part of a growing movement nation-wide as well as within Montgomery County.


  • Service Area: Greater Stonegate Village
  • Transportation Services Provided: To medical appointments, the grocery store, or other non-emergency needs.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website, Although services are provided for persons 60 years of age and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Trips should be less than 20 miles each way.
  2. 2
    Should be requested 7 days in advance if possible.

Program Description:

Rockville’s Senior Center is an active facility dedicated to serving those who are aged 60 and older within and around our community. 

We offer nutritious meals, educational classes and workshops, arts programs, fitness, counseling services and much more. Our large center features a full cafeteria, computer lab, fitness rooms, library, community garden plots, woodworking studio, and plenty of rooms for hosting your next special event.

Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the best resources and support to our senior community. Whether you need help finding reliable transportation, home repair or food and health services, our staff is here to help.


  • Service Area: City of Rockville.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To the Senior Center, shopping, club meetings and more.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • City of Rockville residents 60 + or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 240-314-8810
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Our bus-shuttle service provides free transportation.
  2. 2
    Bus and taxi subsides are available to seniors living within Rockville city limits.
  3. 3
    Reservation required.

Program Description:

Senior Connection was created in January 2003 through a merger of two long-standing community nonprofits – The Seniors’ Interfaith Resource Center (SIRC) and the Allied Silver Spring Interfaith Services for Seniors Today (ASSISST). 

The merger allowed the two organizations to better serve the greater Montgomery County, MD area by providing free, escorted and “through the door” transportation services to older residents.

Senior Connection continues to be the largest provider of free, escorted transportation in the county. We are supported in this effort, in part, by a contract with the Montgomery County Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability.

In December 2010, Senior Connection took over the Red Cross’ Montgomery County Shoppers Program to its program services. Volunteers either escort the senior to the store or personally shop for them and help with putting the groceries away upon returning. This program is means-tested based on income and age.

In May 2011, we adopted the AARP Foundation’s Bill Payer Program using the AARP Foundation guidelines for similar programs. This service coordinates volunteers to provide individual hands-on help to seniors who are no longer able to navigate their monthly bill paying obligations.

Through the Bill Payer Program, seniors maintain a higher quality of life – staying in control of their own finances and providing measures to prevent identity theft and fraud. These services are also provided free of charge and offered in partnership with the AARP Foundation’s Money Manager Program and in cooperation with the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM). This program is also means-tested for income and age requirements.

Over the last 20+ years, Senior Connection has provided more than 250,000 free services to over 7,000 senior citizens in the region, with the help from more than 1,800 community volunteers.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointment or follow up visits.
    Pharmacy for medication.
    Senior activities and social events.
    Religious observations.
    Trips to the bank or post office.
    Stores for grocery or other shopping.
    Other appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be a Montgomery County resident aged 60 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Senior Rides is a free escorted transportation service.
  2. 2
    Up to FOUR (4) escorted round trips per month, per client to a pre-scheduled appointment.
  3. 3
    Trips outside of Montgomery County must be pre-approved by the Senior Connection.
  4. 4
    Call the office to schedule your trip requests in advance. We are currently booked 2-3 weeks in advance, so plan your trips accordingly. We accept requests up to TWO (2) MONTHS in advance.
  5. 5
    When making a trip request, you MUST notify the office of any additional stops you need to make (pharmacy, bank, etc.) at the time of booking. Any additional stops NOT pre-booked may not be honored by the volunteer.
  6. 6
    If you need to cancel a trip, please contact the office immediately. Excessive cancellations may result in dismissal from the program.
  7. 7
    We recommend that you use our service for transportation close to your home whenever possible. Volunteers are more willing to do short trips rather than travel across the county.
  8. 8
    Parking fees, tolls, and any purchases are your responsibility.

Program Description:

VanGO public transit serves several Charles County desired destinations including the College of Southern Maryland, St. Charles Towne Center Mall, employment locations and medical facilities, as well as numerous shopping centers. 

VanGO has bus routes that operate in Waldorf, La Plata, Indian Head, Nanjemoy, and Newburg, as well as a public route which meets both St. Mary’s and Calvert transit systems in Charlotte Hall.

Additionally, the VanGO Brandywine Connector route operates evenings and Saturdays to the Brandywine Crossing shopping center in Prince George’s County. From early morning to early evening, Prince George’s County.

The Bus Route 36 connects with VanGO Pinefield and Business A routes at the Pinefield South shopping center, providing connections to points throughout Prince George’s County and Metrorail for those who work or would like to travel to Washington, D.C. All VanGO public transportation vehicles are wheel chair-accessible.


  • Service Area: Charles County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Any destinations within Charles County.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors 60 and older and disabled persons near a VanGO public transit route who are unable to use fixed route services due to a mental or physical impairments.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • 301-645-0642
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Service is only to destinations within Charles County.
  2. 2
    Personal Care Attendants may ride at not additional charge if certified in advance by VanGo.
  3. 3
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
  4. 4
    One-Way Trip $1.50
  5. 5
    VanGO drivers are not allowed to enter any passenger house for pickup or drop off.
  6. 6
    VanGO drivers are responsible for getting passengers safely on and off the vehicle and to the front door of their destination. If the entrance door is above the ground floor, drivers are only required to get the passenger to the elevator entrance or stairwell.

Program Description:

The mission of the Baltimore’s City Health Department’s Field Health Services (FHS) program is to provide Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) to and from medically necessary medical appointments for recipients of Medical Assistance in the City of Baltimore.

The FHS/NEMT program bridges the gap for Medical Assistance recipients by providing transportation to and from medically necessary appointments for Medical Assistant recipients as a last resort resource.


  • Service Area: Baltimore City.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • A medically necessary medical appointment.
  • Full active Medical Assistance Coverage
  • Live in Baltimore City
  • Have no other means of transportation available (Medical Assistance Transportation is a last resort)—
    no car or unable to drive,
    no family/friends who can drive you,
    do not live on a bus route or Mobility Transport route, and
    not eligible to ride with Mobility Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Call 410-396-7633 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and follow the prompts.
  2. 2
    Call at least 48 hours two business days) before the appointment time. Transport reservations will be accepted until 3:00 p.m.
  3. 3
    Escorts: An escort is allowed, if medically necessary, as space is available. The escort must be 18 years old or older.
  4. 4
    Trips: A trip is considered one way. For example, a round trip would be considered two trips.
  5. 5
    Curb to Curb Service: Drivers are not allowed to enter the client’s home or medical provider facility.
  6. 6
    Wait Time: Drivers are only required to wait 5 minutes beyond the scheduled pick-up time.
  7. 7
    There is no cost for this service.

Program Description:

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is a grant from the state that provides transportation services for those who need transportation to medical appointments. 

This transportation should only be used as a LAST RESORT. There should be no other means of transportation available, including bus routes, vehicles in the home or mobility services. Rides are scheduled in advance (usually 24-hours) and are shared with others in the program.


  • Service Area: Howard County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • This transportation should only be used as a LAST RESORT. It is a scheduled, shared ride program for transportation to medical appointments during normal business hours. (You will often times share a ride with other clients)
  • You MUST be covered by Medicaid and have an active Medical Assistance (MA) number.
  • You must not have any other way to get to the appointment you are requesting transportation for.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • Other Details: 
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    Call 24 hours before your appointment. (You may schedule a week in advance)

Program Description:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), MetroAccess is the region’s complementary paratransit service offered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, commonly known as Metro). 

A shared ride, fixed-route equivalent public transportation service, MetroAccess provides scheduled trips for people who are unable to use fixed-route public transit due to disability.

MetroAccess provides trips within the metropolitan Transit Zone that includes the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church in Virginia.

Services are offered during the same service areas and hours of operation as Metrobus, Metrorail, and locally operated transit service.


  • Service Area: District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church in Virginia.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Have a disability as defined by the ADA, and be unable to utilize the Metrobus and Metrorail system some or all of the time as a result of their disability.
  • Need to use a ramp or wheelchair lift to board or exit a public transit vehicle, but an accessible public transit vehicle is not being used at the time, date, and on the route you would travel. (All Metrobuses are wheelchair accessible.)
  • Be unable to travel to or from a bus stop or rail station due to a disability, or an accessible pathway to a bus stop or rail station is not available.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • MetroAccess customer service representatives are available during all MetroAccess operating hours. Call 301-562-5360, press 2 for trip status, and then press 2 to speak to a customer service representative (TTY 301-588-7535).
  • To determine if a customer is eligible to use MetroAccess, an application must be completed and certified by a health care professional. You can obtain an application by:
    Downloading online MetroAccess application
  • Calling 202-962-2700 and select option 1 or TTY 202-962-2033.
  • By email eligibility@wmata.com
  • By requesting in writing to:
    Metro Transit Accessibility Center
    600 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20001

The applicant must ensure that the healthcare provider documents all of their disability(ies) and how it prevents them from using the accessible Metrobus or Metrorail systems.

Please ensure to download the application only from the Metro web site. Please ensure to read and follow the instructions on page 2 of the application. The current application version is dated July 2012.

Once the application has been completed, please contact the Transit Accessibility Center at (202) 962-2700 and select option 5 to talk with one of our specialists, at which time an assessment appointment and interview will be scheduled.

Please do not mail or fax the application. Spanish applications are also available upon request. All assessments for MetroAccess eligibility are by appointment only.

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    MetroAccess fares are set at twice the fastest comparable fixed-route fare with a maximum of $6.50 per trip.

Program Description:

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation and the Jewish Council On Aging have entered into an agreement that will provide a combination of curb-to-curb and fixed route transportation, Monday - Friday, to five of the department’s senior centers, beginning on January 14, 2014. 

County residents 55 and over are eligible for this program if they are within the service area for one of the centers.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To senior centers and some community centers.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Montgomery County residents, 55 and over.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: APPLY ONLINE:
  • Seniors not currently using county transportation may call their local senior center or 240-777-4925 for more information.
  • Other Details: 
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    This free service is for those living within the service areas of one of the centers.
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    Senior Centers in this program include: Damascus, Holiday Park, Schweinhaut, Long Branch and White Oak.

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