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Free Transportation for Seniors in Oregon

By Maurice

Free Transportation for Seniors in Oregon

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

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

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

Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Oregon


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Oregon

Program Description:

Formed in 1966 by neighbors in Portland’s Buckman neighborhood, community members came together to combat poverty and deteriorating conditions in Southeast Portland. 

The agency was originally named Portland Action Communities Together, Inc. (PACT). Early Impact NW initiatives included employment programs, family counseling, food buying clubs, and a tool lending library. We helped develop Southeast Portland’s first Senior Center, Youth Service Center, and free health clinic.

In the 1990s, we piloted Multnomah County’s first Parent-Child Development Services program and the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program. Throughout our organizational history we have always aimed to help people thrive and remain safely housed.

The organization was renamed Portland Impact in the 1980s, and later Impact NW as we expanded our services outside the Portland Metropolitan area.

Transportation Services
Impact NW values the independence of seniors and adults with disabilities. In partnership with Multnomah County ADS, TriMet, and Ride Connection, Impact NW’s Transportation Assistance program makes it easy for our clients to get to medical appointments, do their shopping, and participate in social activities that keep them engaged in their community.


  • Service Area: Portland and Gresham, Multnomah county
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical, Dental and Personal appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Portland seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact Transportation Services: (502) 721-6756
  • Other Details: 
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    Escorted Rides: Escorted door-to-door transportation services are offered to SE Portland seniors and adults with disabilities who need assistance getting to medical, dental and personal appointments.
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    Bus tickets and/or taxi rides: Monthly TriMet bus/lift tickets are available for Impact NW senior and case management clients, based on qualification and availability.
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    Group nutrition rides: Impact NW drivers provide group rides to major grocery stores fives times a week, as well as to select food banks. Food deliveries are provided to home-bound seniors.
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    Recreational transportation: Impact NW drivers take groups of seniors and adults with disabilities on recreational trips planned by one of our activities coordinators.

Program Description:


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  • Transportation Services Provided:  
  • Eligibility Criteria:  
  • Application Details:  
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    Free to eligible riders; donations encouraged.

Program Description:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for a life of dignity and hope to very low income seniors in Multnomah County by solving housing and transportation needs.

Our staff works with very low and extremely low-income seniors in Multnomah County to help them keep and find housing they can afford.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses, and through partnerships with area funders, we have provided housing placement, transportation and support to more than 40,000 older adults over the last 50 years. We believe housing is a human right and that every older adult deserves safe, decent housing they can afford.

Transportation Services provided: Our Transportation Services offer clients who are enrolled in our Housing Program with transportation to medical appointments, housing-related appointments, shopping or personal business. Our transportation services are designed to support Multnomah County seniors in maintaining their health and independence in permanent, affordable housing.


  • Service Area: Multnomah County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, housing-related appointments, shopping or personal business.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Multnomah County low income seniors clients who are enrolled in our Housing Program.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please contact: 503-227-5605.
  • Other Details: 
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.

The Ride Connection network is made up of a collection of agencies who serve older adults and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals and general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year.
Ride Connection and our partner agencies provide rides for any purpose including medical, meals, shopping, recreation, and volunteering or work. We’ll pick you up at your chosen destination, take you where you need to go, and pick you up when you’re done.

Our ride services are provided from your door to the door of your destination. In some cases, we may be able to offer more assistance and help with bags.


  • Service Area: Portland, OR
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical, meals, shopping, recreation, and volunteering or work.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Call our Ride Connection Service Center at 503.226.0700 or TTY: 7-1-1 (Oregon Relay Service).
  • Other Details: 
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    The service is provided at no charge, although donations are needed and greatly appreciated.
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    Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm.
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    In order to give us enough time to schedule your ride, please contact us with requests at least 4 business days in advance. Although we work hard to meet every customer's needs, due to limited resources and driver availability, we may not be able to fulfill all requests.

Program Description:

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.

The Ride Connection network is made up of a collection of agencies who serve older adults and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals and general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year.
Ride Connection provides deviated route service (buses that run on a route and schedule) in rural Washington County, Forest Grove, Tualatin, King City, and North Hillsboro. These services are free and open to the public.


  • Service Area: Washington County, Forest Grove, Tualatin, King City, and North Hillsboro.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Open to public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To schedule an off-route pick-up or drop-off (within ½ mile of the route) call 503.226.0700.
    To request a hard copy of the map and schedule for any of the services below in English or in Spanish, send an email to info@rideconnection.org and include your name and mailing address and a copy will be mailed to you.
  • Other Details: 
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    These services are free and open to the public.

Program Description:

The Sandy Center offers a comprehensive range of advancement programs to enlighten, educate and enrich the lives of mature adults who want a broad spectrum of life experiences. 

Programs include classes, lectures, forums, seminars and services to maintain the body, mind and vital aging.

Sandy City Transportation
For those adults age 60 and up, living in Sandy City or White City who do not have access to an automobile, the Sandy Parks and Recreation Department provides transportation Monday through Friday.


  • Service Area: Sandy, UT
  • Transportation Services Provided:To and from the Senior center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Adults age 60 and up, living in Sandy City or White City who do not have access to an automobile.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Scott directly 801-230-5673.
  • Other Details: 
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    Transportation Monday through Friday.
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    Pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. from your residence.
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    You will be leaving the Center at 1:00 p.m. for your return trip home.
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    There are some areas in the City that are inaccessible to the bus due to narrow lanes or difficult driveways. Each request for transportation is evaluated and the decision is based on accessibility and safety conditions.
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    The Sandy Senior Center happily serves folks age 60 and up. Membership is free.

Program Description:

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. 

By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion. The Ride Connection network is made up of a collection of agencies who serve older adults and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals and general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year.

GroveLink is a free bus service in Forest Grove designed to help the community access employment opportunities, medical appointments, shopping, other local destinations and regional transit services: specifically TriMet bus line 57 and Ride Connection's WestLink Bus.


  • Service Area: Forest Grove and Cornelius Map
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Open to public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    All Monday - Friday loops runs through 7:50 pm.
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    GroveLink is a free bus service.

Program Description:

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. 

LTD offers FREE fare to our honored riders - older adults who are 65 years or better. Either use your Honored Rider card or photo I.D. as proof of age.

LTD offers half fare to qualifying people with disabilities. In order to establish eligibility for half fare, a person must provide a current, valid Medicare card, or proof of receiving SSI or SSD along with a valid photo ID card. Veterans who receive 50 percent or higher disability benefit are also eligible for half fare. Persons with disabilities who need an accessible accommodation in order to ride the bus may also be eligible for half fare.


  • Service Area: Lane County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • LTD offers FREE fare to our honored riders:
    Older adults who are 65 years or better.
  • LTD offers half fare to qualifying:
    People with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Both of these fare programs require a completed application: LTD Half Free Fare Form 2018-03-27

    Applications must be presented at the LTD Customer Service Center at the Eugene Station on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    Eligible participants will receive an LTD rider card at no charge.
    These cards are the responsibility of the customer, and if lost or stolen, replacements are available at a charge of $5.

Program Description:

El Programa Hispano is a social service nonprofit that serves the entire lifespan to address the social determinants of health. We have five main programming areas - education, from early childhood to 

adulthood, housing, community wellness, UNICA, the first bilingual/bicultural domestic violence/sexual assault prevention and intervention program, and economic opportunities. We impact over 20,000 people a year in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.

Senior Program:
Case management, mental agility, and social activities, physical activity, cultural enrichment, and a warm nutritious lunch provided to older adults Monday to Thursday, 10:00 to 12:30, This group is open to Multnomah county residents over age 60 (or adults with disabilities). Transportation can be arranged if qualified for medical transportation. 


  • Service Area: Areas of Washington County north, south or west of TriMet Service District boundaries.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical transportation.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Multnomah county residents over age 60 or adults with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 503-489-6831.
  • Other Details: 
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

The program serves all Multnomah County residents living in or traveling to rural areas of the county, outside the TriMet service district. All rides must begin and end within Multnomah County.

Operated with funding from the state, we are contracting with Ride Connection for this service.


  • Service Area: Multnomah County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • This service is open to all who live in or travel to rural areas of Multnomah County, outside the TriMet service district. Priority may be given to older adults, people with disabilities, and those without access to a vehicle.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To schedule a ride, call Ride Connection’s service center:
    Phone: 503.226.0700
    TTY: 711
  • Other Details: 
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    Call Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5pm
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    Please call at least three business days before your ride to allow for screening and scheduling.
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    Rides will be available Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4:30pm.
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    All of our services are provided free of charge. Donations are gladly accepted and are a tremendous help in providing our transportation services.
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    See a map of county areas outside the Trimet Service District(link is external)
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    Rides will be provided to and from either your destination or a transit hub, whichever is closer. The two transit hubs are:
    Gresham Transit Center and SW 5th & Madison in downtown Portland

Program Description:

We’re launching a new transit shuttle service that will provide a vital connection to our rural communities and areas that are hard to get to by transit. 

These shuttles will help relieve congestion on county roads when everyone returns to normal life after social distancing, and they will provide critical, last-mile connections between service provided by regional transit.


  • Service Area: Clackamas County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 503-650-5697.
  • Other Details: 
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    The shuttles are a free “deviated fixed-route” service.
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    Call 24 hours in advance to make arrangements and check availability to be picked up or dropped off within ¾ mile from the route.
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    You may also signal/flag the bus to get on or off the bus in-between stops.
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    Service Lines: The two shuttle services will fill gaps from TriMet stops to underserved portions of Oregon City and the Clackamas Industrial Area. Shuttle service will begin running by July 12, 2021.
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    Oregon City: This shuttle line provides enhanced transit access throughout Oregon City. This shuttle operates on weekdays only. Service begins and ends at the Oregon City Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and the last scheduled stop is at 7:17 p.m.
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    Clackamas Industrial Area: This shuttle line provides enhanced transit access to the Clackamas Industrial Area located primarily east of Interstate 205 along Highway 212. This service will link Clackamas Town Center Transit Center and locations throughout the Clackamas Industrial Area, ensuring connections to large employers in Clackamas and to Clackamas Community College.
    The Clackamas Industrial Area shuttle operates all days of the week; weekend service is mornings only. Service begins and ends at Clackamas Town Center at 4:45 a.m. to 9:36 a.m. all days of the week, as well as 1:30 p.m. to 8:21 p.m. on weekdays.
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    Oregon City click here for full timetable
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    Clackamas Industrial Area click here for full timetable 
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    The Oregon City shuttle operates on weekdays only. Service begins and ends at the Oregon City Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and the last scheduled stop is at 7:17 p.m.
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    The Clackamas Industrial Area shuttle operates all days of the week; weekend service is mornings only. Service begins and ends at Clackamas Town Center at 4:45 a.m. to 9:36 a.m. all days of the week, as well as 1:30 p.m. to 8:21 p.m. on weekdays.

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