Paratransit

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) established the rights of "persons with disabilities" to have comparable service to the regular bus. This means that they have the right to service at the same hours, days and areas as the fixed route service.
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Service Areas


Service area for paratransit service is limited to pick-up and drop-off locations located within ¾ mile of the fixed route bus system.

Reservations


With an approved ADA certification, reservations may be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance or as late as 24 hours before the pick-up time.

Fare


The fare is $3 each way. The applicant is allowed to have 1 Personal Care Attendant (PCA) ride with them at no charge. A PCA is a professional healthcare attendant. The applicant may also have 1 family member or friend ride with then for the basic fare of $3 each way.

Trip Purpose


The applicant's trip purpose is not relevant to the trip being scheduled. The criterion is there a bus route at the locations at the time service is requested.

Visitors


Visitors may use Suffolk Paratransit by I-Ride service with an approved ADA certification card from their hometown bus system. They may use the service for up to 60 rides in a year. They will be required to pay the $3 per person for each ride.

Help Us Serve You Better


  • Please cancel a trip at least 2 hours before the scheduled pick-up time.
  • Please have your fare ready before boarding.
  • Please make your reservation at least 1 business day in advance.
  • Please be ready before your scheduled pick-up time. Your pick-up window is between 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time. When the driver arrives during your pick-up window, he/she will wait up to 5 minutes for you to board.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own packages. The driver may not carry packages on or off the vehicles.
  • If you will have additional riders accompanying you, please let us know when you schedule your ride.