Transportation

Many people with disabilities are able to drive, although some

require modifications to their vehicle. Modifications vary according

to personal preference and physical need, including adding hand

controls, power steering, or cruise control to the vehicle Ð or the

purchase of a modified van with a lift.

 

Public transportation is an inexpensive and good way for getting

around locally when there is a bus stop close by. The Americans with

Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that where public transportation

exists, it must be wheelchair accessible. Public transportation includes

lift-equipped buses, and Dial-A-Ride (paratransit) services for those

unable to use fixed-route buses.

 

Each city is responsible for its own public transportation, thus

services vary from place to place. Call the following numbers for

the current schedules and to inquire about getting special rates for

seniors and people with disabilities.

 

A list of providers of Fixed Route and Paratransit transportation

services in the Tri-Counties region can be found on page 16 of this

handbook.

 

Tri-County Transportation Providers*

 

FIXED-ROUTE

 

Santa Barbara County

 

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD): (805) 683-3702

 

Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT): (805) 688-5452

 

City of Lompoc Transit (COLT): (805) 736-7666

 

Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT): (805) 928-5624

 

Ventura County

 

Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority (VISTA): (800) 438-1112

 

South Coast Area Transit (SCAT): (805) 487-4222 or (805) 643-3158,

 

 (805) 485-2304 Text

 

Simi Valley Transit: (805) 583-6456

 

Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT): (805) 375-5473

 

Camarillo Area Transit (CAT): (805) 988-4228

 

Santa Paula Dial-A-Ride: (805) 933-2267

 

Moorpark City Transit: (805) 517-6315

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA): (805) 781-4472

 

SLO Transit (SLOT): (805) 541-2277;

 

Atascadero Transit (AT): (805) 466-7433

 

Paso Robles City Area Transit (PRCATS): (805) 239-8747

 

Paratransit (Dial-A-Ride)

 

(Usually requires advance notice and disability certification.)

 

Santa Barbara: Easy Lift (805) 681-1181

 

Santa Maria: SMAT (805) 928-5624

 

Santa Ynez Valley: SYVT (805) 688-5452

 

San Luis Obispo: SLO County Runabout (805) 781-4363

 

Ventura: SCAT ACCESS (Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and

 

 unincorporated areas of Ventura County between these cities) (805) 485-2319,

or (805) 649-4421, 1-800-448-6133 (toll free), (805) 983-4825 Text

 

Fillmore: Fillmore Area Transit (FAT): (805) 524-2319

 

Moorpark: Moorpark City Transit Subsidized Taxi Service (805) 517-6257 or

 

 (805) 642-1591 ext. 114

 

Santa Paula: Santa Paula Dial-A-Ride (805) 933-2267

 

Simi Valley: Simi Valley Transit (805) 583-6464

 

Thousand Oaks: TOT Dial-A-Ride (805) 375-5467

 

For more information about these providers visit the following web sites:

 

 www.the-bus-stops-here.org/central_coast.html

 

 www.apta.com/links/state_local/ca.cfm

 

*Phone numbers are Voice only unless indicated otherwise.