Transportation

Various programs offer different forms of transportation and often require advanced notice for a ride. Volunteer transportation groups typically provide rides that are customized to the passenger. Transportation for people with disabilities use door-to-door service by utilizing mini-buses or vans. To learn more about ADA transportation resources, call (520) 791-5409. Public transportation has reduced fare/rates for older adults and people who are low-income.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


AAA Arizona

6950 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 258-0505

https://az.aaa.com/news/traffic-safety/seniordriver

description
AAA Arizona offers driving courses for older adults.

business hours
M - F 8:30 AM -5:30 PM

AAA Arizona

8204 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 258-0504

https://az.aaa.com/news/traffic-safety/seniordriver

description
AAA Arizona offers driving courses for older adults.

business hours
M - F 8:30 AM -5:30 PM

Ability Center

4720 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 150
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 293-3596

Fax: (520) 293-6272

http://www.abilitycenter.com/locations/tucson-az/

description
Ability Center provides mobility vans, vehicles for those with mobility challenges, and wheelchair accessible vehicles to older adults.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Airport Security & Caregiving Issues

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Airport Security & Caregiving Issues

(855) 787-2227 | 7-1-1

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/passenger-support

description
TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions, and other particular circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. Call 72-hours before traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures, and what to expect at the security checkpoint. Travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist who can provide on-the-spot assistance. If you are a caregiver, who anticipates having to fly with a care recipient who has dementia, severe hearing loss, aphasia, behavioral problems, or any other issue that may disrupt the screening process, call TSA Cares to make arrangements for individual assistance.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM, S - Su 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Ajo Transit Service

Southern Arizona Rural Travel

1248 N. 2nd Ave.
Ajo, AZ 85321

(520) 387-6559 | (800) 242-9483

http://www.ajotransportation.com/

description
Ajo Transit Service provides transportation services to Ajo and the surrounding areas, to and from Arizona’s major metropolitan areas. The Ajo Dial-a-Ride service covers the community within a six-mile radius of the Ajo Plaza.

service area
Ajo

business hours
M - F 5:30 AM – 5:30 PM, S 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

costs
Dial-a-Ride one-way fare: 75 ¢ People age 65 and older are entitled to a Valley Metro Reduced-Fare ID.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Safe Drivers Program

8467 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 571-9884

https://www.aarpdriversafety.org/

description
AARP's Safe Drivers Program consists of classes and assessments that will educate drivers about the affect medications can have on driving ability, how to reduce driver distractions, the proper use of new technology found in cars, and age-related physical challenges related to driving.

business hours
Class times vary, call for appointment

American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery

American Cancer Society
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Cancer Patients

2015 W. River Rd., Ste. 245
Tucson, AZ 85704

(800) 227-6333

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-transportation.html

description
Road to Recovery is a transportation service provided by volunteers to assist individuals with cancer to and from doctor appointments and treatments.

business hours
M - F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Arivaca Coordinating Council

17252 W. 5th St.
Arivaca, AZ 85601

(520) 398-2771

https://arivacahumanresource.weebly.com/index.html

description
Arivaca Coordinating Council provides in-house hot meals and home-delivered meals to older adults, clothing bank, transportation services, and other information and referral services.

service area
Avrica, Sasabe, Amado only

Arizona Medical Transit (AMT)

P.O. Box 27587
Tucson, AZ 85726

(520) 792-0944

Fax: (520) 882-7229

http://www.amtransit.com/

description
Arizona Medical Transit provides door-to-door service for wheelchair, ambulatory, hospice, and stretcher transports, as well as oxygen delivery.

business hours
24/7

Arizona Senior Transport

6450 E. Golf Links Rd., Ste. 2097
Tucson, AZ 85730

(520) 573-6221

https://www.azstransport.com/

description
Arizona Senior Transport provides transportation services for all ages, from children with special needs to older adults. They are AHCCCS certified and require 48 hours notice for transport.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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