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



Tri-County Transportation Providers*




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:


*Phone numbers are Voice only unless indicated otherwise.