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Free Transportation for Seniors in Pennsylvania

By Maurice

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

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

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


Table of Contents

Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Pennsylvania


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Pennsylvania

Program Description:

Seniors, age 65 years or older, ride free at all times on bus, trackless trolley, subway, and trolley service.

Shared-Ride Program 

The Shared-Ride program is a door-to-door, advance-reservation, ride-sharing service, offered on a space-available basis to senior citizens 65 years of age and residents of Philadelphia. 

Riders must meet the established criteria to qualify for these programs


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Anywhere.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Senior citizens 65 years of age and residents of Philadelphia.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For eligibility requirements and to register for either
    program, call CCT (Customized Community Transportation) 
    Customer Service weekdays at (215) 580-7145.
  • Other Details: 
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    Ride are free at all times on bus, trackless trolley, subway, and trolley service.
  2. 2
    The $7.00 annual membership fee entitles you to participate in all of our programs and events. Fees may apply for some specific programs or classes.

Program Description:

For more than 40 years, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter has worked to improve the quality of life for people with 

ALS by supporting vital ALS research and direct care services to patients and their families, as well as engaging in advocacy at the state and federal levels. We serve more than 1,200 people each year and cover a broad service area that encompasses eastern and central Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware.

Program Description
The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter Mike Kilpatric ALS Transportation Program is available to provide transportation to people with ALS registered in our Chapter.


  • Service Area: Eastern and central Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Shopping, Medical appointments and more..
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Have a diagnosis of ALS and be registered with the Chapter.
  • To utilize the van - live within a 60 mile radius of the Chapter office in Ambler, PA.
  • Complete and sign the Transportation Program Registration form before using the service.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    All persons with ALS utilizing the van must be accompanied by a caregiver.
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    Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers at all times while the vehicle is in operation. For your safety, the driver will confirm that seatbelts are secured before operating the vehicle.
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    Individuals must be able to exit their home/building without the assistance of the ALS driver.
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    Drivers are instructed to wait no more than 15 minutes for the individual at the designated pick-up time. More than a 15-minute delay could result in the driver leaving and the trip being cancelled.
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    The driver’s sole responsibility is to operate the vehicle. They will assist with loading the individual into the van and securing the wheelchair; however, they have no medical training and cannot be involved in any other activity except driving.
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    The driver must be with the van at all times and cannot accompany the individual into their destination.
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    Additional passengers are accommodated based upon the number of additional seats available. We are not able to transport minors.
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    Priority is given to patients that need transportation to ALS clinics.
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    Weekend, evening, and holiday van service is dependent upon driver and van availability.
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    Transportation cannot be used for admission to or discharge from the hospital.

Program Description:

Community Care of the Northeast has served the community since 1985. In the early 1980s, Jean E. Langenbach, RN, BS, realized that the elderly poor and persons with disabilities were in need of services to age safely in their homes. 

The agency began operations in Holmesburg Methodist Church, moving first to a Presbyterian church and then to 8015 Frankford Avenue before taking residence in 2008 at our current site on Welsh Road. Remaining faith-based and considering the whole person (body, mind, spirit), Community Care of the Northeast provides services without regard to religious affiliation. The intent is to enable the vulnerable elderly who are at significant risk of institutionalization to maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible.

Transportation: Wheels for Independence is a transportation program that operates Monday through Friday 8 am — 4 pm. We serve seniors and individuals with disabilities who can ambulate independently, with or without the assistance of a cane or walker.


  • Service Area: Philadelphia zip codes 19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19135, 19136, 19149, 19152, and portions of 19124, 19154, Bucks, and Montgomery counties.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, dialysis, grocery stores, other local destinations, medical tests, the hairdresser, senior groups, etc.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors and individuals with disabilities who can ambulate independently, with or without the assistance of a cane or walker.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Contact Us:
    2417 Welsh Road, Suite 202
    Philadelphia, PA 19114
    215-335-3816
  • Other Details: 
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    Clients in the Wheels for Independence program pay a modest annual fee for unlimited rides.
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    A donation of $11 per ride is offered by the passenger to the driver.
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    On occasion, there are arrangements made for out of our area, when we have a driver willing to make the longer ride.

Program Description:

In-home support programs are increasingly important for seniors today. As our loved ones choose to age in home, surrounded by the comfortable settings to which they are accustomed, providing support is increasingly important. 

Our In-Home Support Program in South Philadelphia provides short term assistance if you are temporarily or situationally homebound due to a brief illness, injury, surgery or other circumstances. We offer light housekeeping, personal care, senior companions, and minor home repairs. Access to long term home delivered meals is available.

This program is offered in partnership with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. In order to qualify you must be 60 years or older. There is no income eligibility requirement. Transportation assistance is also available to those 65 and older.


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be 65 years or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • For more information on the In-Home Support Program, please contact 215-732-1140.
    Saint Edmond Senior Community Center
    2130 South 21st Street (Entrance on Norwood Street)
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    There is no income eligibility requirement.
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

When older adults give up their car or find it difficult to navigate public transportation, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia can help. 

Depending on an individual’s location and situation, we offer a wheelchair accessible bus that provides scheduled grocery shopping trips as well as connect older adults to community based and private transportation resources to help transport older adults and enable them to live independently.


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from JFCS sponsored social events, to and from the grocery store.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Any person 60 years of age or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Shopping van services to and from the grocery store on JFCS’ wheelchair accessible bus as well as connect older adults to community based and private transportation resources to help transport older adults and enable them to live independently.
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    Transportation for clients to and from JFCS sponsored social events (Programs that may occur at The Brodsky Enrichment Center, JFCS office locations, and within the community.

Program Description:

In 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) was founded as part of the “Lutheran Social Mission Society of Philadelphia,” an urban ministry of the Lutheran Church in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Lutheran Settlement House has, since its inception, served vulnerable children, adults, and families living in inner city Philadelphia, regardless of race or creed.

As part of the evolution of the settlement movement in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lutheran Settlement House has remained in its lower Kensington neighborhood since the turn of the century.
Transportation
Senior center staff arrange van transportation for rides to and from the Center and medical appointments for eligible seniors 65+.


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the Center, medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be 65 years or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • (215) 426.8610 ext. 1204
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

For seniors, aging and staying independent is not always easy. Everyday activities and managing medical care can become difficult. 

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic LIFE programs understand these challenges. We are dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and live at home with assistance from our team of compassionate health care experts who specialize in senior care.

LIFE St. Mary understands the challenges of aging and staying independent. LIFE St. Mary’s team of skilled professionals support the health and independence of seniors so they can continue living safely at home in Bucks and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Personalized care provided in the LIFE center and in the home is FREE to seniors who qualify.


  • Service Area: Montgomery County, Bucks County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the LIFE center and to specialty medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 55 years of age or older.
  • Live in LIFE zip code service areas in Montgomery County: 18041, 18054, 18070, 18073, 18074, 18076, 18915, 18936, 18964, 18969, 19001, 19002, 19006, 19009, 19025, 19038, 19040, 19044, 19046, 19075, 19090, 19435, 19436, 19438, 19440, 19446, 19454, 19477, 19504, 19505 or
  • Bucks County: 18901, 18902, 18912, 18913, 18914, 18922, 18925, 18928, 18929, 18933, 18934, 18938, 18940, 18954, 18966, 18974, 18976, 18977, 18980, 19007, 19020, 19021,19030, 19047, 19053, 19054, 19055, 19056, 19057, 19067.
  • Assessed by the state as needing nursing home level of care.
  • Able to live safely at home with services provided by LIFE St. Mary.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 267.991.7600.
    If you are hearing impaired, please access the PA Relay Service at 800.654.5984 or by dialing 711.

    Complete Procedures, Policies and Disclaimers available at: PROCEDURES, POLICIES AND DISCLAIMERS.
  • Other Details: 
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    LIFE services are free to seniors who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid or Medicaid only. For participants who do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee.

Program Description:

For seniors, aging and staying independent is not always easy. Everyday activities and managing medical care can become difficult. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic LIFE programs understand these challenges. 

We are dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and live at home with assistance from our team of compassionate health care experts who specialize in senior care.

Mercy LIFE understands that aging and staying independent can be a challenge. At Mercy LIFE, seniors receive personalized care from a team of skilled professionals dedicated to supporting the health and independence of seniors so they can continue living safely at home. Services provided at each of the five Mercy LIFE centers and in the community are FREE to seniors who qualify


  • Service Area: Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Chester County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the Mercy LIFE centers and to and from specialty medical appointments scheduled by LIFE.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 55 years of age or older.
  • Live in LIFE zip code service areas in Montgomery County: 19003, 19004, 19422, 19512, 19405, 19010, 19012, 19426, 19428, 19027, 19031, 19034, 19525, 19035, 19041, 19083, 19406, 19444, 19066, 19453, 19072, 19401, 19403, 19456, 19460, 19462, 19464, 19468, 19473, 19085, 19087, 19095, 19096, 19492, 19118, 19128; or
  • Philadelphia County: 19106, 19107, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19133, 19134, 19137, 19140, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148; or
  • Delaware County: All Zip Codes; or
  • Chester County: 19087, 19333, 19312, 19301, 19073, 19319, 19380, 19382, 19355, 19460, 19345, 19357, 19366, 19381, 19395, 19397, 19398, 19399, 19317
  • Assessed by the state as needing nursing home level of care
  • Able to live safely at home with services provided by Mercy LIFE
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 215.339.4747.
    If you are hearing impaired, please access the PA Relay Service at 800.654.5984 or by dialing 711.

    Complete Procedures, Policies and Disclaimers available at: PROCEDURES, POLICIES AND DISCLAIMERS.
  • Other Details: 
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    LIFE services are free to seniors who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid or Medicaid only. For participants who do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee.

Program Description:

For seniors, aging and staying independent is not always easy. Everyday activities and managing medical care can become difficult. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic LIFE programs understand these challenges. 

We are dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and live at home with assistance from our team of compassionate health care experts who specialize in senior care.

Saint Francis LIFE understands that everyday activities and managing medical care can become difficult for seniors. We are dedicated to helping seniors living in New Castle County, Delaware, remain independent and live at home with assistance from our team of compassionate healthcare experts. Services are provided at our LIFE center and in the community at no cost to seniors who qualify.


  • Service Area: New Castle County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the Saint Francis LIFE center and to and from specialty medical appointments scheduled by LIFE.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 55 years of age or older.
  • Live in any of the following New Castle County zip codes: 19701, 19702, 19703, 19706, 19707, 19709, 19711, 19713, 19720, 19730, 19734, 19736, 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, 19809, 19810, and portions of 19938, 19977 located in New Castle County.
  • Assessed by the state as needing nursing home level of care.
  • Able to live safely at home with services provided by Saint Francis LIFE.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 302.660.3380.
    If you are hearing impaired, call 1.800.232.5460 (TTY).

    Complete Procedures, Policies and Disclaimers available at: PROCEDURES, POLICIES AND DISCLAIMERS.
  • Other Details: 
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    LIFE services are free to seniors who qualify for Medicare and Medicaid or Medicaid only. For participants who do not qualify for Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee.

Program Description:

North City Congress (NCC) was established in 1963 as a federation of more than 50 community-based groups that were determined to effect social change. 

Today, NCC holds true to its values of impacting social change by providing meaningful services that allow older adults to connect with their contemporaries, as well as working with disabled and older adults to maintain their independence in their home and support children and youth non-profits.

North City Congress places its values on committed human capital that provide quality service to our consumers as they try to live a meaningful and fulfilled life in their communities.

High quality, community-based aging services along with fiscal and administrative assistance for community based organizations, particularly those in the area, serving children and youth


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • An individual between the ages of 18-59 who is mentally alert and has a physical disability for one year or longer.
  • An individual 60 and over.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Call the IHSP Intake Line at 215-978-1360.
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

Older adults can travel on all fixed SEPTA transit routes free of charge with a SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card. 

In addition, SEPTA’s CCT Connect program offers door-to-door transportation to registered Philadelphians age 65 and older.


  • Service Area: Public Transport.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be 65 or older.
  • MUST have a SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Free transit at all times on all SEPTA bus, trolley, trackless trolley, subway lines, and the Norristown High Speed Line.
  2. 2
    Free transit on all SEPTA Regional Rail lines for travel to/from stations located in Pennsylvania.
  3. 3
    50% off fare for travel to/from New Jersey and Delaware.

Program Description:

Older adults can travel on all fixed SEPTA transit routes free of charge with a SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card. 

In addition, SEPTA’s CCT Connect program offers door-to-door transportation to registered Philadelphians age 65 and older.


  • Service Area: Public Transport.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Senior centers, medical and dental appointments, and supermarkets.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • CCT Connect is available to registered riders age 65 and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Registered riders pay 15% of the fare and share the same vehicle with passengers traveling to and from other destinations.
  2. 2
    PCA helps to coordinate rides through CCT Connect for those enrolled in our Options program.

Program Description:

The churches in the Allegheny Valley area desire to witness their unity in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches. 

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches provides an ecumenical agency for cooperation in evangelism, mission, Christian education, worship and social concerns. 

The Association is made up of both clergy and lay people from 54 member churches in the Allegheny Valley area. The Association of Churches reaches out to the community in a number of ways, all demonstrating that the love of God does make a difference in people’s lives.

Faith-In-Action:
This program provides volunteers to the elderly and disabled members of the Allegheny Valley community. The basic purpose is to provide “neighborly acts of kindness” to help ease the isolation of the frail and elderly. With more than 30 seniors currently receiving services, our volunteers are quite busy.


  • Service Area: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctor’s office, grocery store.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Elderly and disabled members of the Allegheny Valley community.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

BVRS is a private, non-profit agency that believes in independence through rehabilitation. Our roots in the Pittsburgh community are deep. In 1910, the Pittsburgh Association for the Adult Blind (later known as Pittsburgh Blind Association) was formed to provide employment to people with vision loss.

In 1959 the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind of Bridgeville was created to help people with vision loss develop independence skills.

Those organizations merged in 1997, and for a short time the new agency was called Pittsburgh Vision Services. In 2005, the Board of Directors gave the agency a new name—Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh—to better reflect what the agency does and those whom it serves.

Special Services are funded by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB).

Transportation
This free door-to-door service provides rides to any type of medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and appointments must be made in advance.

Support Services
These services include grocery and personal needs shopping with the individual, assisting with reading and filling out forms, picking up prescriptions, minor household repairs, adjusting clocks and reading instructions.


  • Service Area: Allegheny County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • To be eligible, individuals must qualify financially and have a vision acuity of 20/70 or greater or a degenerative eye disease.
  • Individuals must live in Allegheny County
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 412-368-4400 or
  • Email info: ref@pghvis.org
    Toll free 800-706-5050.
  • Other Details: 
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    Appointments must be made in advance.
  2. 2
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

Dignity. Independence. Quality of life. For nearly two decades, Community LIFE has been dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy lives and continue to live at home. 

Community LIFE is an all-inclusive care program tailored to the specific needs of seniors. Participants in Community LIFE receive comprehensive individual care in our Health and Wellness Centers, in-home services, and convenient transportation.

Transportation
With the Community LIFE vans and friendly drivers, door-to-door transportation is provided to and from the centers. Our participants also receive coordinated transportation to outside medical appointments, center scheduled activities, shopping, and more.


  • Service Area: Allegheny County, Bedford County, WashingtonCounty, Westmoreland County, Fulton County.
    Complete zip codes list: Service Areas
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the centers, medical appointments, center scheduled activities, shopping, and more.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Participants must be at least 55 years of age, clinically eligible, and able to live safely at home with the support of the LIFE program.
  • Participants must also live in a Community LIFE service area.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Wheelchair accessible vans to transport participants to and from the Health and Wellness Center.
  2. 2
    Personal attention from drivers.
  3. 3
    Door-to-door assistance in and out of participants’ homes and to appointments.
  4. 4
    Escorting to appointments.
  5. 5
    Supply and equipment deliveries.
  6. 6
    Transportation to all Community LIFE scheduled medical appointments
  7. 7
    Hours of Operation 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
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    If you are eligible for Medicaid, there are no monthly premiums, deductibles, or copayments for any drug, service or care provided by your LIFE team.
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    If you are eligible for Medicare but not eligible for Medicaid, a monthly premium is charged. If you are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, you can privately pay for LIFE services.

Program Description:

The Flivver is a 13-passenger bus that serves Forest Hills proper and is available for use by Senior Citizens and those with special needs.

It is sponsored by Forest Hills Community Service, a non profit organization, which may be contacted via the borough office at 412-351-7330. 

The Flivver is staffed by volunteers (drivers must be 25 years of age or older with a current driver’s license) and new drivers are always needed. The Flivver service relies on contributions to offset costs (send contributions in care of Forest Hills Community Service, 2067 Ardmore Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15221).


  • Service Area: Forest Hills.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Store, beauty salon, doctor’s appointments and other Forest Hills locations.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Forest Hills resident 60 years or older and those with special needs.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact Flivver driver at 412-519-3955 to schedule a pick up.
  • Other Details: 
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    It runs Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
  2. 2
    Sunday mornings for Church services.
  3. 3
    Flivver service relies on contributions to offset costs.
  4. 4
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

For twenty-one years, Heritage Community Transportation has been privileged to provide 1.5 million rides on our fixed route transit service. 

Our three routes – covering Monroeville, McKeesport and East Pittsburgh – run through sixteen communities and provide our riders with access to work, healthcare and shopping for only 25 cents a ride.

GET THE BLUE CARD
If you are an adult 65 or older, you can apply for a free Blue Card. With this pass, you can ride free and do not have to display a Medicare ID or State issued transit card.


  • Service Area: Monroeville, McKeesport and East Pittsburgh.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be 65 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Call the Heritage office at 412.351.2200 to have an application mailed to you. Applications are also available at Heritage’s administrative office.
  • Other Details: 
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    $0.25 – Adults 12 years and older.
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    $0.10 – Children 6-11 years and Persons With Disabilities.
  3. 3
    FREE – Children 5 years and under.
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    FREE – Adults 65 years or older with a valid 65+ Free Transit Card, Commonwealth I.D. Card, or Medicare Card.
  5. 5
    To see a complete list of our van stops, including our latest service changes: HCT Van Stop List

Program Description:

For more than 80 years, Jewish Family and Community Services has been the safety net for individuals and families in the Greater Pittsburgh community. 

Since its inception, the focus of JFCS has been to support our community members through all of life's changes and challenges, offering programs and services for every stage of life and constantly evaluating and innovating services based on changing times and changing needs.

AgeWell Rides: AgeWell Rides keeps you active and independent, can ease the depression of giving up driving, and allows you to be less dependent on family members for transportation.

Seniors ages 60+ who no longer drive and qualify can apply to have a friendly volunteer drive them to local appointments, meetings, shopping or events.

AgeWell Rides is a collaborator in Open Your Heart to a Senior of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.


  • Service Area: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Local appointments, meetings, shopping or events.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors ages 60+ who no longer drive.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) provides free transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments for people on Medicaid.

MATP Provides Free Transportation To and From These MA-billable Appointments:
A- Non-emergency medical trips related to your physical health
Doctor appointments
Dental appointments
Pharmacy visits to get prescription medication (not available with ride-hailing)
B- Non-emergency medical trips related to your mental health counseling
C- Non-emergency medical trips related to counseling and treatment for drug and alcohol dependency


  • Service Area: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Non-emergency medical trips.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You are eligible for Medicaid.
  • You are a resident of Allegheny County.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • MATP Application Packet for Adults (18 years and older)
    MATP Application Packet for Minors (younger than 18 years)
  • Deliver your completed, printed and signed documents to MATP by mail or hand-delivery: MATP, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    by FAX: 412-350-2729
    by email: scan and email to the address on the cover letter of the application packet
  • Contact MATP by Phone: 1-888-547-MATP (6287)
    Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Other Details: 
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    MATP is required by law to provide the least costly, most appropriate transportation service available that fits a rider’s needs.
  2. 2
    MATP Can Provide Free public transportation (bus, subway and incline) ahead-of-time tickets.
  3. 3
    MATP Can Provide reimbursement for your use of public transportation or a private car.
  4. 4
    MATP Can Provide Free door-to-door service, when medically necessary, via shared-ride or ride-hailing service

Program Description:

The Monroeville Senior Citizen Center, built in 1980, has become the hub of activity for Monroeville and Pitcairn seniors. The center provides daily activities, services, and programs for adults 50 years of age and older. 

The center also serves as an informational bureau for seniors often referring them to other agencies. The senior center is owned by the Municipality of Monroeville and operated by the Monroeville Council of Senior Citizens, incorporated under an agreement with the municipality.

The center has over 5,000 members. On average the center has approximately 6,000 visits per month with an average of 72,000 visits per year.

The center offers a variety of weekly and monthly activities: Social clubs, Fitness clubs, Wii bowling league, shuffleboard leagues, card groups, Mah Jongg group, dominos group, health and wellness programs, arts craft clubs, monthly craft classes, monthly bingo and luncheon, movies days, instructional classes, computer classes, trips and tours, and monthly special events.

Services also offered to seniors include health services, health screenings, counseling services, income tax assistance and drivers training classes. Free bus transportation is offered to Monroeville and Pitcairn seniors for regularly scheduled club meetings, special events, & shopping trips.


  • Service Area: Monroeville, Pitcairn.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Club meetings, special events, & shopping trips.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Monroeville and Pitcairn Senior residents living in Blawnox, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and O’Hara along or near Freeport Road.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: (412) 856-7825
  • Other Details: 
  1. 1
    Transportation is provided free of charge.

Program Description:

North Hills Community Outreach is a community- and interfaith-based organization addressing the needs of people in crisis, hardship and poverty.

In Service of Seniors: North

This program helps older adults in northern Allegheny County age 60 and older live healthy and safe with dignity in their homes through volunteer-based practical supports. There are NO income restrictions and services are free.

Before services can begin, a North Hills Community Outreach coordinator must conduct an in-home visit. Once that is completed, we ask for one week’s notice on all transportation or other service requests.
Services are provided by trained, qualified, supportive volunteers who are required to have criminal background and personal reference checks.


  • Service Area: Blawnox, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and O’Hara along or near Freeport Road, Etna, Millvale, lower Shaler, Sharpsburg, Tarentum, Natrona Heights, Cheswick, Brackenridge, Oakmont, and Verona.

    Our Service area and the zip codes we serve
    Allison Park Office
    15006 – Bairdford; 15007 – Bakerstown; 15015 – Bradford Woods
    15032 – Curtisville; 15044 – Gibsonia; 15086 – Warrendale; 15090 – Wexford; 15091 – Wildwood; 15101 – Allison Park; 15116 – Glenshaw
    15127 – Ingomar; 15237 – McKnight — in n. Ross, NOT close to Bellevue; 16024 – Callery — if in Allegheny County; 16046 – Mars — if in Allegheny County; 16059 – Valencia — if in Allegheny County

    Millvale
    15014 – Brackenridge; 15024 – Cheswick; 15030 – Creighton; 15049 – Harwick; 15051 – Indianola; 15065 – Natrona Heights; 15075 – Rural Ridge; 15076 – Russellton; 15084 – Tarentum; 15144 – Springdale
    15209 – Millvale; 15212 – Ewalt Sta. — if in North Hills or Shaler School Districts; 15214 – Observatory Sta. — if in Shaler School District; 15215 – Sharpsburg; 15223 – Etna; 15238 – Blawnox; 16229 – Freeport — if in Allegheny County

    North Boroughs
    15005 – Baden — if in Allegheny County; 15056 – Leetsdale; 15143 – Sewickley; 15202 – Bellevue; 15212 – Ewalt Sta.– if in Northgate or North Hills School Districts
    15214 – Observatory Station — if in North Hills School District
    15229 – West View
    15237 – McKnight — if in s.w. Ross close to Bellevue
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, grocery stores, UPMC St. Margaret, banks, pharmacies and many other destinations of critical importance to seniors.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Any person 60 years of age or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact for scheduling: 412-782-2001.
    For more information about Free Rides for Seniors, please contact:
    Kerry Keegan Mulhern
    Free Rides for Seniors Team Leader
    412-449-0151
  • Tracy Elway
    Free Rides for Seniors Coordinator
    412-449-0151
  • Other Details: 
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    This volunteer-staffed shuttle provides door-to-door shuttle service each weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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    Seniors older than 60 can call after 9:45 a.m. on the day they need a ride.
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    One shuttle provides transportation every day for seniors living in Blawnox, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and O’Hara along or near Freeport Road.
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    A second shuttle services seniors in Etna, Millvale, lower Shaler, Sharpsburg, Tarentum, Natrona Heights, Cheswick, Brackenridge, Oakmont, and Verona on various days of the week and will pick up seniors at designated high rises to take them to UPMC appointments.
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    Transportation is provided at no charge to those 60 and older.

Program Description:

Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for 

residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia.

In partnership with 3,900 employees and more than 600 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and 21 community satellite facilities.

The Heritage Valley Kennedy Courtesy Van is our transportation service that is available when you need a ride to a Heritage Valley Kennedy facility for an appointment or procedure.


  • Service Area: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Outpatient Surgery
    The Cataract & Eye Surgery Center
    Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Laboratory Testing
    Radiology Procedures
    Cardiac Testing
    Pulmonary Testing
    Other Diagnostic Services
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must have the ability to sit
  • You must have the ability to walk without assistance*
  • You must not require any medical attention
  • Additional restrictions may apply
  • This service is limited to those within 10 miles of the Hospital
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • You may make arrangements for a ride by calling (412) 777-6924.
  • Other Details: 
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    Each patient is allowed to bring along one significant other.
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    Service is available Monday through Friday (weather permitting)
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    Pick-ups begin at 7:00 a.m.
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    The last departure home is at 4:15 p.m.
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    Rides must be scheduled at least ONE DAY prior to your appointment.
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    Same-day requests for service cannot be accommodated.
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    All scheduled services are subject to availability.
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    Rides will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
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    Because our goal is to serve as many people as possible, you may experience a short wait time before or after your appointment.
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    To improve community access to health care for area residents, we offer this FREE transportation to patients.
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    Heritage Valley Kennedy Sites Served*:
    Heritage Valley Kennedy Hospital
    Medical Office Building
    The Pain Treatment Center (Kenmawr Plaza)
    The Wound Care Center ® (Kenmawr Plaza, Kennedy Location Only)
    Outpatient Psychiatry at the Kennedy Township Outpatient Center
    Heritage Valley Primary Care at the Coraopolis Outpatient Center and the Pine Hollow Outpatient Center

Program Description:

The Ross Township Senior grocery shuttle is offered to Ross Township residents. The shuttle is available on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of each week, depending on where you reside.


  • Service Area: Ross Township.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Grocery Shoping.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Ross Township Senior residents.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact Recreation Desk at 412-931-7041.
    We will take down your name, address and phone number and the Bus Driver will call you for scheduling within the next two weeks.
  • Other Details: 
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    The shuttle stops at McIntyre Square and North Hills Village Mall on alternating weeks.

Program Description:

The Allegheny County Port Authority is now offering Senior Citizen ConnectCards. Senior Citizens, age 65 or older, who present this ConnectCard at the time of fare payment RIDE FREE. Medicare cards are no longer accepted. 

This card allows seniors to ride other public transit systems, for free, across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, not just Allegheny County. Simply tap your card at the fare box and be on your way. Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow PA Senior Transit ID cards indefinitely.


  • Service Area: Entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Senior Citizens, age 65 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Where Can I Get a ConnectCard?

    Port Authority's Downtown Service Center:
    623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
    Phone: 412-442-2000
  • Senator Lindsey Williams' Office:
    5000 McKnight Road, Suite 405, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237
    Phone: 412-364-0469
  • Representative Sara Innamorato's Office:
    5154 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
    Phone: 412-781-2750
  • Representative Emily Kinkead's Office:
    433 E. Ohio St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
    Phone: 412-321-5523
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    If you apply at the Downtown Service Center, you will receive your ConnectCard immediately. If you apply at another location, your card will be mailed to that location where you can pick it up after receiving a letter in the mail.

Program Description:

Faith in Action, a free community outreach program of the Sewickley YMCA, provides the elderly in our service communities with volunteer drivers to 

help them remain independent and a vital part of their community by providing rides to doctor appointments and medical treatments. Volunteers are vital to helping folks conduct errands that keep them living independently in their homes. Faith in Action also provides information and referrals for additional life-sustaining services in the community.

Since the start of the pandemic, Faith in Action volunteers have checked in on our elderly care receivers with phone calls and visits, delivered prescriptions and groceries, and delivered weekly and bi-weekly food boxes to families and individuals struggling with food insecurity due to sudden loss of jobs and other economic hardships caused by COVID-19.


  • Service Area: Sewickley Valley and surrounding communities.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctor appointments, groceries and medical treatments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Seniors age 60+ who are residents within the Quaker Valley, Ambridge, Cornell, and Moon school districts.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Transportation is provided free of charge.

Program Description:

St. Clair Hospital offers a free need-based van service to patients having difficulty accessing health services at our facilities. Arrangements can be made to access these St. Clair Hospital locations:

  • St. Clair Hospital: 1000 Bower Hill Road – Mt. Lebanon
  • St. Clair Professional Office Building (POB): 1050 Bower Hill Rd. (Physician offices adjacent to Hospital) – Mt. Lebanon
  • St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Village Square: 2000 Oxford Drive – Bethel Park
  • St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Peters Township:3298 Washington Road – McMurray
  • St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Lab Center:Chartiers Valley Shopping Center
    1025 Washington Pike – Bridgeville

  • Service Area: Hospital Transportation.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctor appointments and medical treatments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Patients having difficulty accessing health services at our facilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please call the Transportation Line at 412.942.6157 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to schedule transportation service.
  • Other Details: 
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    Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis, although we make every effort to accommodate all requests.
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    Please call 24 hours in advance of your appointment to schedule a ride.
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    We regret any inconvenience to our patrons, but we are not able to accommodate wheelchair patients.
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    Patients requesting Monday service should call the Friday prior to their scheduled appointment.
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    The Transportation Office is closed Saturday, Sunday and all national holidays.
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    The St. Clair Hospital Transportation Service operates Monday through Friday.
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    Rides can be scheduled from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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    We are not able to provide transportation service for patrons with appointments scheduled after 2 p.m. Return trip service, however, is guaranteed for any patient whose appointment is completed after that time.
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    Patients are transported in one of six passenger vans. Each van is equipped with a cellular phone and a two-way radio, enabling the driver to remain in contact with the Hospital or our other facilities. All drivers are employees of St. Clair Hospital.

Program Description:

Wesley Family Services is a non-profit organization that serves more than 30,000 individuals and families in Western PA. 

Our caring, highly trained staff of nearly 1,000 people are committed to providing high quality behavioral healthcare services and support programs to children, adults, and families over the course of their lifespan so that they are empowered to reach their full potential. Our programs in Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Behavioral Health and Education are made possible by your generosity and the generosity of everyone in our community.

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior are programs that provide services with a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties through volunteer-based practical supports. The programs have a strong, decades-long history of working with volunteers from the community, from universities, from religious congregations of all faiths, and from local businesses and professional groups to provide free neighborly services to adults age 60 and older.

Our caring volunteers provide in-home, non-medical services for older adults to help them maintain their independence and well-being in their own homes. Services are provided free of charge and include transportation to medical appointments, help with grocery shopping and errands, friendly visiting, help reading mail, and home safety inspections.


  • Service Area: Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Allegheny County or Westmoreland County.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please contact
    412-345-7420 (Allegheny County)
    724-205-6282 (Westmoreland County)
    ISOS@wfspa.org (Allegheny County)
    OYHS@wfspa.org (Westmoreland County)
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    Services are provided free of charge.

Program Description:

PALS (People Able to Lend Support) is a volunteer service credit program that provides non-medical help to eligible Highmark Health Plan Medicare members.

Over the past 20 years, PALS has helped people get the non-medical assistance they need. In that time, PALS has earned 7 national, local, and statewide awards. But, more important than all of that, are the lifetimes of relationships that we’ve fostered. 


  • Service Area: Allentown, Lehigh County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctor’s appointment, groceries store.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • All Highmark Medicare members are eligible to request support from PALS.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: palsprogram@highmark.com
    It will take approximately 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for us to connect with you through a follow-up phone call.
    Get a head start by downloading and filling out our consent form.
    1(800)-988-0706
    Call Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM if you have:
    • Already signed up to be a volunteer and have questions
    • Received help from a PALS volunteer and would like to request a new visit
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    Family or friends can also request a PALS volunteer on behalf of a Highmark Medicare member, but we’ll still need the members consent before a volunteer can be.

Program Description:

LANtaVan is a door-to-door, shared ride (or paratransit) service, available to riders in Lehigh and Northampton Counties who are registered and certified as eligible for sponsorship under various transportation funding programs. 

The service is public transportation and is shared ride in nature, that is, no one passenger has exclusive use of the vehicle.


  • Service Area: Lehigh, Northampton Counties.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • People are eligible if there is no LANtaBus fixed-route service nearby or if they have a physical disability. Though open to people of any age for ‘full’ fare, those 65+ may ride for 15% of the actual fare (the remaining 85% will be paid by the Pennsylvania Lottery).
  • People with a valid Medical Assistance (M.A) ACCESS Card are eligible to use LANtaVan service to go to M.A. reimbursable appointments (doctors, medical tests and treatment, dialysis, etc.) if they meet the PA Department of Welfare’s program requirements.
  • Physically disabled persons who are eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Clients of the Lehigh and Northampton County Area Agencies on Aging. For information about these programs, you must call the Area Agency directly.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 610-253-8333
  • Other Details: 
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    There is NO same day service provided on LANtaVan services.
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    You may call between 8:00am and 4:30pm to schedule your LANtaVan trip up to 14 days in advance.

Program Description:

ShareCare Faith In Action is a non-proft with a network of trained volunteers from faith groups and the wider community 

that provides compassionate and practical services to the elderly and those with special needs to enhance their dignity, independence and quality of life. We serve people regardless of race, sex or religion.
We do not evangelize or convert.


  • Service Area: Lehigh Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: Shopping, Medical appointments and more..
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Elderly or disabled persons living in Lehigh Valley.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 610-867-2177.
  • Other Details: 
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    There is no fee for our services.
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    In-home assessments are required to determine eligibility.
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    All services depend on volunteer availability.
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    We cannot provide same day or short notice services.

Program Description:

In operation since 1966, EMTA currently operates 28 fixed routes through Erie County including: Albion, Cranesville, Elk Creek, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harborcreek, Lake City, Lawrence Park, McKean, Millcreek, North East, Summit, Union City, Waterford, Washington, and Wayne townships.

 In order to provide reliable service to as many as possible in Erie County, these fixed routes operate an average of over 20 hours and over 6,500 miles each day, Monday through Sunday.

EMTA recommends that seniors 65 and older interested in riding the “e” sign up for the Senior Identification card. By showing this card, you may ride any EMTA bus for FREE.


  • Service Area: Erie County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be 65 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • An application can be mailed to you or you can fill one out at the Intermodal Transportation Center office located at 208 E. Bayfront Pkwy Erie, PA 16507.
    For more information please call 814-459-8922 x 101.
    Download the application: EMTA Senior Citizen Application
  • Other Details: 
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    Proof of age 65 or older is required to receive the ID card.

Program Description:

In operation since 1966, EMTA currently operates 28 fixed routes through Erie County including: Albion, Cranesville, Elk Creek, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harborcreek, Lake City, Lawrence Park, McKean, Millcreek, North East, Summit, Union City, Waterford, Washington, and Wayne townships. 

In order to provide reliable service to as many as possible in Erie County, these fixed routes operate an average of over 20 hours and over 6,500 miles each day, Monday through Sunday.

If you or anyone in your family is a medical assistance recipient, you may be able to get help with transportation you need to get to and from medical providers. The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) provides rides to medical care at no cost to you.


  • Service Area: Erie County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Medical assistance recipients.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Download the application here.
    Please send completed form to:
    e-LIFT 127 E 14TH
    St. • Erie • 16503 .
    or Fax 814-455-3530
    For more information call (814) 455-3330.
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    You can also get mileage reimbursement if you use your own car or find someone willing to give you a ride.
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    The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) provides rides to medical care at no cost to you.

Program Description:

In operation since 1966, EMTA currently operates 28 fixed routes through Erie County including: Albion, Cranesville, Elk Creek, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harborcreek, Lake City, Lawrence Park, McKean, Millcreek, North East, Summit, Union City, Waterford, Washington, and Wayne townships. 

In order to provide reliable service to as many as possible in Erie County, these fixed routes operate an average of over 20 hours and over 6,500 miles each day, Monday through Sunday.

Senior Citizens Program:
If you are 65 and over and cannot utilize fixed route service, you qualify to ride the LIFT. Under this program you ride for free to doctors appointments and the nearest GECAC senior center.


  • Service Area: Erie County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Doctors appointments and the nearest GECAC senior center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you are 65 and over and cannot utilize fixed route service, you qualify to ride the LIFT.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Download the application here.
    SEND THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
    EMTA/LIFT
    127 E 14TH ST
    Erie, PA 16503
  • Other Details: 
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    The is door-to-door, advance reservation service.

Program Description:

In operation since 1966, EMTA currently operates 28 fixed routes through Erie County including: Albion, Cranesville, Elk Creek, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harborcreek, Lake City, Lawrence Park, McKean, Millcreek, North East, Summit, Union City, Waterford, Washington, and Wayne townships. 

In order to provide reliable service to as many as possible in Erie County, these fixed routes operate an average of over 20 hours and over 6,500 miles each day, Monday through Sunday.

Rural Transportation Program for Persons with Disabilties:
To better serve people with disabilities who either live in the rural area or need transportation to the rural area, the “e“/LIFT is providing discounted shared ride services for eligible residents of Erie County. The program is the Rural Transportation Program for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).


  • Service Area: Erie County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You are eligible for this program if you are a resident of Erie county, under 65 years of age, and have a disability that is defined by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Download the application here.
    SEND THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
    127E.14TH STREET
    ERIE,PA16503
    Tel: (814) 455-3330
    TDD: 1 (800)-323-5579
    Fax: (814) 455-3530
  • Other Details: 

Program Description:

In operation since 1966, EMTA currently operates 28 fixed routes through Erie County including: Albion, Cranesville, Elk Creek, Erie, Fairview, Girard, Harborcreek, Lake City, Lawrence Park, McKean, Millcreek, North East, Summit, Union City, Waterford, Washington, and Wayne townships. 

In order to provide reliable service to as many as possible in Erie County, these fixed routes operate an average of over 20 hours and over 6,500 miles each day, Monday through Sunday.

ROUTE 20L-CULTURAL LOOP
This is a Saturday evening service that runs from the Intermodal Station to your favorite downtown venues.


  • Service Area: Erie 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:
  • Other Details: 
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    Free to employees of the courthouse, Hamot, and Erie Insurance as well as anyone with a valid college ID from the following universities: Gannon, Penn State Behrend, Edinboro, and Mercyhurst.
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    Route 20A: Bayliner Trolley/Downtown Loop $Free
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    Route 20B: Lincoln Park-N-Ride $0.50 Cents*
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    Route 20C: Courthouse Loop $0.50 Cents*
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    Route 20L: Cultural Loop $Free

Program Description:

Community Resources for Independence (CRI) services began in 1978 under Erie Independence House (EIH) as a 12 unit apartment complex providing attendant care and independent living services to people with disabilities. 

In 1980, Timothy Finegan became the Executive Director of EIH. This also marked the year the Federal Center for Independent Living (CIL) grant was awarded to EIH. In 1990, CRI was established and incorporated to become the managing agent for EIH and their CIL services. EIH continued managing their apartment complexes. In 1997, due to federal regulations, CRI separated from EIH to continue providing CIL and Attendant Care services to people with disabilities.

Transportation Services
CRI maintains a fleet of wheelchair accessible vans which we use to provide transportation to consumers in need in Erie County.


  • Service Area: Erie County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, food shopping, pharmacies, other needed destinations.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Senior and people with disabilities.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To schedule a ride please contact the Erie Center for Independent Living 814-838-7222 or 1-800-530-5541
  • Other Details: 
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    Transportation to/from medical appointments.
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    Transportation for Vocational/Employment (job related) reasons.
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    Transportation when Case Managers will be assisting a consumer with advocacy-related issues.
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    Transportation to/from events considered to be a “special request” such as a wedding, funeral, and other events that promote Independent Living (pending staff availability).
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    Transportation to/from meetings at, or scheduled by, Community Resources for Independence.
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    Transportation for all consumers who are on the Agency Model of Care through Community Resources for Independence for “other” reasons upon request.
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    Transportation for United States’ Veterans.
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    Rides must be scheduled at least a week in advance.
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    Please note that transportation will be scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis.
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    With the exception of “special events,” rides will be provided between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Program Description:

Millcreek Community Hospital is an osteopathic acute care hospital offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Transportation Service:
Millcreek Community Hospital offers a complimentary non-emergency wheelchair van transport service to hospital patients who need transportation to home, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or a MCH physician’s office.

In addition, the Millcreek Community Hospital van can provide transportation to patients from their home back to the hospital for tests, procedures, or physical therapy. The Millcreek Community Hospital van is also utilized for MCH wound care clinic patients.


  • Service Area: Erie, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Home, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or a MCH physician’s office, to the hospital for tests, procedures, or physical therapy.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Hospital patients who need transportation.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To schedule a van transport, contact Laura Fornalczyk in the LECOM Health Transportation Department at
    (814) 453-6128.
  • Other Details: 
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    The van operates daily from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Program Description:

The City of Reading and the County of Berks purchased the failing Reading Bus Company in 1973. 

This led to the creation of the Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority. BARTA began operations on October 8, 1973.

PA Senior Citizens Free Ride Program:
If you are 65 years of age or older, you may ride free on the BARTA Fixed Route bus system ALL DAY / EVERY DAY!


  • Service Area: Reading, Berks County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • 65 years of age or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • To participate in the program, register with BARTA to obtain a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ID Card.
    You can stop by the Special Services Office – 1700 N 11th St in Reading (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) and fill out an application and receive your card immediately.
    You can also stop by the BARTA TRANSPORTATION CENTER – 8th & Cherry Streets in Reading (between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday).
  • Other Details: 
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    Your free bus transportation is provided under the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Free Transit Program for Senior Citizens.
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    Please remember that you MUST provide proof of age in order to receive your card.
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    The following documents may be used as proof of age: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Naturalization Papers, Passport, Statement from Social Security Administration, Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers, Pennsylvania Identification Card, Photo Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Resident Alien Card or Veteran’s Universal Access Identification Card.

Program Description:

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is a transportation service available to Medical Assistance consumers in Berks County. 

MATP is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

In Berks County, MATP is run by the Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) Special Services Division. Our program offers transportation or mileage reimbursement to help you get to medical care or services from a Medical Assistance provider. We are required to provide you with the least expensive, most appropriate transportation service available that will meet your needs.

You can use MATP services to go to medical appointments or to get to any service that Medical Assistance pays for. These medical services include therapies, test, dental visits, trips to the pharmacy to get prescriptions, mental health treatment, drug & alcohol treatment, and trips to medical equipment suppliers.


  • Service Area: Reading, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Therapies, test, dental visits, trips to the pharmacy to get prescriptions, mental health treatment, drug & alcohol treatment, and trips to medical equipment suppliers.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you receive Medical Assistance from the Department of Welfare.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please Contact: 610-921-2361 or toll-free 1-800-383-2278.
    If you want to claim mileage reimbursement for a trip, you must tell us in advance. We will send you a form to fill out or you may stop at our office to pick one up.
  • Other Details: 
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    Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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    Transportation Options:
    Depending on where you are going, what your needs are, and the costs involved, we could provide you with transportation in one of the following ways:
    • Tickets for the BARTA fixed route bus will be issued in
    advance for local trips.
    • Ticket with Bieber Tourways will be available at the
    Intercity Bus Terminal , North 3rd & Court Sts., Reading the
    day of the appointment,
    • Shared-ride service with BARTA or our sub-contractor.
    • Lift-equipped vehicles.
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    Mileage Reimbursement
    If you have a car, or if you know someone else who has a car and he/she can take you to your appointment, we will provide you with mileage reimbursement if it is the least costly, most appropriate service available. We will reimburse you at the rate of twelve cents ($.12) per mile. We will also reimburse you for your actual parking and tolls if you provide dated receipts showing how much you paid.

Program Description:

County government through its Department of Veterans Affairs serves an important role in the life of our military veterans, surviving spouses and dependent children by partnering in the development of claims for veterans benefits, graves registry and assisting with referrals to health and human service programs. 

Efficient and effective, Berks County works hard to ensure the best quality of life for its residents.
Veterans Transportation Network - Berks County VA, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Disabled American Veterans, provides courtesy transportation for veterans.


  • Service Area: Berks County
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the VA medical center appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be a veteran.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Transportation scheduling 484-650-7932.
  • Other Details: 
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    Call Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
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    No pricing information available.

Program Description:

Without a system of public transportation in place, the greater Boyertown area can be difficult to navigate if you don't have a car or the ability to drive. 

Fortunately most people do have family or friends they can count on to get them to the grocery store, pharmacy and to medical appointments. However, some people do not have anyone to help, and for these individuals Multi-Service volunteers can provide rides to medical appointments.

Our volunteer transportation program is a needs-based program and not provided solely for convenience.


  • Service Area: Pottstown, Reading and Allentown.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical Appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Please contact one of our Case Managers who will meet with you to determine if you are eligible.
    (Once an individual is approved by a Case Manager for Volunteer Transportation, he/she can then contact our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a ride. Every attempt will be made to accommodate a request, but transportation is dependent entirely upon availability of a volunteer and is never guaranteed. )
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please call Boyertown Area Multi-Service at (610) 367-6957 and ask for the Transportation Coordinator to request additional details or to make transportation arrangements.
  • Other Details: 
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    Volunteers will drive to Pottstown, Reading and Allentown areas only.
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    Requests must be made five working days in advance.
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    Transportation is available only Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. No transportation is available on evenings or weekends.
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    There is no transportation available in the case of emergencies. Please call an ambulance for emergency transports.
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    Transportation cannot be provided if you are having a procedure that requires sedation.
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    All requests need to be made at least one week in advance of the appointment.
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    There is no fee for transportation, but donations to Multi-Service to offset any costs of transportation are welcome.

Program Description:

Funded by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Diakon offers the RSVP program in Berks, Pike and Wayne counties of Pennsylvania. 

While RSVP services vary across the country, our emphasis in Berks, Pike and Wayne counties is on:

  • Packaging and delivering Meals on Wheels to our homebound neighbors. 
  • Providing assistance at your community food pantry. 

Transporting clients who no longer drive to medical appointments or to shop for groceries. In Berks County, this aspect of RSVP continues the Diakonprogram previously known as Volunteers Serving Seniors.
Offering service in a local senior community center.

Becoming a member of the local APPRISE program team counseling clients on Medicare and health-insurance-related matters.
We are particularly focused on supporting adults 60 years of age and older to remain in their current living situation and to live independently as long as possible. Please note that additional volunteer opportunities may be available.


  • Service Area: Berks, Pike and Wayne counties.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, shop for groceries.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Adults 60 years of age and older
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Berks County
    Kathy Mitchell | RSVP Program Manager
    Diakon Community Services
    1 South Home Avenue, Topton, Pa. 19562
    Phone: (610) 682-1351
  • Pike & Wayne counties
    Dawn Houghtaling | RSVP Coordinator
    Diakon Community Services
    337-A Park Place, Hawley, Pa. 18428
    Phone: (570) 390-4540
  • Other Details: 
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania has been serving people with kidney disease since 1979. We are committed to serving our community through outreach and screening, 

providing services and support to people whose lives are impacted by kidney disease, and to advocate for more living organ donation. Learn more about the work we do for patients with chronic kidney disease, their caregivers, and their loved ones.

CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE PROGRAM-TRANSPORTATION
As a Participating Provider for the PA Department of Health Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP) Transportation Program, the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania distributes reimbursement for public, shared ride, and non-emergency transportation expenses incurred by qualified dialysis patients in our region.


  • Service Area: Pennsylvania.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Dialysis patients treatments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be an active member of the CRDP Program before you can apply for transportation benefits. Please be advised, the transportation assistance is limited and you must meet the eligibility guidelines detailed on the application in order to receive the benefits.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • CRDP cardholders: print the application form and ask your social worker to assist you with completing it. Please note: the completed application must be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.
  • Other Details: 
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    When a dialysis patient needs help with transportation costs to and from treatment, the Chronic Renal Disease Program (CRDP) may offer reimbursement to assist with these costs.

Program Description:

For over 92 years the Vision Resource Center of Berks County has proudly provided services to prevent blindness and make it possible for visually impaired Berks County residents to lead independent and productive lives within their community. 

The agency serves over 600 blind and visually impaired Berks County residents. The Vision Resource Center of Berks County is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit social service agency that was founded in 1929 by the Reading Lions Club.


  • Service Area: Berks County.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Lunch Bunch
    Sight Loss Support Group
    Counseling
    Social/Recreational activities
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Visually impaired Berks County residents.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Call 610-375-8407 to get started receiving free visual impairment support services.
    Step 1: Schedule an intake appointment.
    Step 2: Sign a release form for a copy of the most recent vision report.
    If you or your client or loved one qualifies, referrals and services can be put in place.
  • Other Details: 
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    Donations encouraged.

Program Description:

The free transit program allows senior citizens to ride free on a local fixed-route service whenever the local public transit system is operating. 

To be eligible you must be 65 years of age or older and you will need a senior citizen transit identification card, which is available free of charge from participating local transit operators.


  • Service Area: Pennsylvania.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be 65 years of age or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • You will need a senior citizen transit identification card, which is available free of charge from participating local transit operators.
    Visit PennDOT's Public Transportation Map, then click on your county to see all the public transit options available in your area.
  • Other Details: 
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    Transportation is provided free of charge.

Program Description:

Older adults can travel on all fixed SEPTA transit routes free of charge with a SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card. In addition, SEPTA’s CCT Connect program offers door-to-door transportation to registered Philadelphians age 65 and older.


  • Service Area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be 65 or older.
  • MUST have a SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Other Details: 
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    Free transit at all times on all SEPTA bus, trolley, trackless trolley, subway lines, and the Norristown High Speed Line.
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    Free transit on all SEPTA Regional Rail lines for travel to/from stations located in Pennsylvania.
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    50% off fare for travel to/from New Jersey and Delaware.

Program Description:

Senior Citizens age 65 or older who present a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen ID Card or a Senior ConnectCard at the time of fare payment ride free. Effective January 1, 2020, Medicare cards will not be accepted.

The Senior Citizen ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our Senior Citizen ConnectCard works just like a ConnectCard but does not need to be loaded with stored value or a pass. Simply tap your card at the fare box and be on your way.
Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow PA Senior Transit ID cards indefinitely.


  • Service Area: Pennsylvania.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Senior Citizens age 65 or older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
    Apply for a Senior Citizen ConnectCard at the following locations:
  • Port Authority's Downtown Service Center
    623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    412-442-2000
  • Rep. Dan Deasy
    436 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
    412-928-9514
  • Rep. Sara Innamorato
    5154 Butler Street, Lawrenceville, PA 15201
    412-781-2750
  • Rep. Ed Gainey
    100 Sheridan Square, 3rd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    412-665-5502
  • Rep. Jessica Benham
    1810 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
    412-881-4208
  • Rep. Anita Kulik
    1350 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108
    412-264-4260
  • Rep. Summer Lee
    501 Braddock Avenue, Suite 105, Braddock, PA 15104
    412-273-3400
  • Rep. Austin Davis
    627 Lysle Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132
    412-664-0035
  • Sen. Wayne Fontana
    Kenmawr Plaza, 524 Pine Hollow Road, Kennedy Township, PA 15136
    412-344-2551
  • 1039 Brookline Blvd., Suite 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    412-344-2551
  • Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso
    950 Pittsburgh Street, Suite 200, Springdale, PA 15144
    724-826-5013
  • Rep. Dan Frankel
    2345 Murray Avenue, Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    412-422-1774
  • Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr.
    2015 Centre Avenue, 1st Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    412-471-7760
  • Rep. Emily Kinkead
    433 E. Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    412-321-5523
  • Rep. Lori Mizgorski
    4284 William Flynn Highway, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15101
    412-487-6605
  • Sen. Jay Costa
    1501 Ardmore Boulevard, Suite 403, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    412-241-6690
  • 314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120
    412-462-4204
  • 4736 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-578-8457
  • Rep. Brandon Markosek
    Commerce Building, 4232 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146
    412-856-8284
  • Rep. Dan Miller
    650 Washington Road, Suite 102, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228
    412-343-3870
  • Rep. Robert Mercuri
    5500 Brooktree Road, Suite 100 Wexford PA 15090
    412-369-2230
  • Rep. Nick Pisciottano
    751 Pittsburgh McKeesport Blvd, Dravosburg, PA 15034
    412-466-1940
  • Rep. Anthony DeLuca
    7205 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
    412-793-2448
  • Sen. Lindsey Williams
    5000 McKnight Road, Suite 405, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    412-364-0469
  • Sen. James Brewster
    New Kensington City Hall, 301 11th Street, Suite L, New Kensington, PA 15068
    412-380-2242
  • One Monroeville Center,
    3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015, Monroeville, PA 15146
    412-380-2242
  • 201 Lysle Blvd. Suite 100, McKeesport, PA 15132
    412-380-2242
  • Rep. Jason Ortitay
    300 Old Pond Road, Suite 205A, Bridgeville, PA 15017
    412-221-5110
  • Rep. Robert Matzie
    1240 Merchant Street, 1st Floor, Ambridge, PA 15003
    724-266-7774/412-5656-3569
  • Rep. Valerie Gaydos
    1009 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 220, Moon Township, PA 15108
    412-262-3780
  • Rep. Natalie Mihalek
    3515 Washington Road, Suite 540, McMurray, PA 15317
    724-942-2045
  • Rep. Michael Puskaric
    1633 Route 51, Suite G-102, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
    412-382-2009