Seniors qualify for reduced fares on bus and train services throughout Southern California. Transit providers in the region have different age standards for Senior fare qualification, mostly ranging from 60 to 65 and older. Check with your Transit Provider for more information.
If you are unable to ride a regular bus or train, you might be a candidate for paratransit (also known as Access or ADA) service. Paratransit is a parallel service to bus and train routes in Southern California. Paratransit services operate in the same area, on the same days and during the same hours as bus and train routes. Learn more at Accessible Services.
Los Angeles County
Transit agencies in Los Angeles County offer discounted bus and rail fares for Seniors. Find a transit provider in your area for details.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) runs a Senior Mobility Program (SMP), in which participating Orange County cities provide Senior transportation services within their communities. To date, 18 cities participate in the SMP including Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster and Yorba Linda. For more information on the SMP in each city, contact the city directly from this list of city contacts.
Riverside County’s special transportation services are provided by Riverside Transportation Authority (RTA). Dial-A-Ride service is available for Seniors 65 and older.
San Bernardino County
The Public and Specialized Transportation Advisory and Coordination Council (PASTACC) is a county-wide Transit Directory of agencies and organizations providing public and specialized transportation services to San Bernardino County residents.
Dial-A-Ride services are also provided by:
Barstow Area Transit
Morongo Basin Transit Authority
Mountain Area Regional Authority
Victor Valley Transit Authority
Ventura County’s specialized transit services are provided by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). VCTC offers Paratransit and Dial-A-Ride services for Seniors 60 and older.
VCTC also distributes tickets to Senior centers and low income Seniors who use specialized transit services. Seniors do not need to be certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation Program to use the tickets. For more information call 805.642.1591 ext. 114.