Transportation Alternatives for Seniors

Senior Transportation Alternatives

Free RTA Transit for Seniors - 630-836-7000 /

Senior citizens age 65 or over living int he RTA service region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties) are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace. Seniors must have a senior reduced fare card to get free rides. Seniors who already have a reduced fare card can begin using it for free transit rides on March 17, although all holders will need to transition to a new "Smart Card" and will be notified accordingly when they are available. Seniors who are not already registered may register in person at any one of the RTA's Customer Service Centers in the region (processing usually takes 3-4 weeks). More information will be issued to the web site and phone number above as the program is developed.

Delnor Health Ride – 208-3010
This complimentary round-trip van service is designed to meet the needs of homebound patients who lack transportation to Delnor Community Hospital/out-patient services. Trips to Delnor Rehap on north 5th Ave. can also be arranged. The service includes Elburn, LaFox, Wasco, North Aurora, South Elgin and Wayne. One-week notice is required.

RSVP (Senior Services) – (630) 897-4035 or 377-4441
This program uses volunteers with private cars to transport seniors. Medical appointments are a priority. Three-day advance notice is required. This service is for the Tri-City area, Monday through Friday, with some exceptions.

AARP – Dorie Maller – (630) 584-9082
This service matches volunteers with seniors to provide transportation in Geneva and the area 8 miles west and north of Geneva.

Please feel free to email us other area transportation alternatives you know of to post here!

updated December 30, 2011