Senior and Disabled Transportation

In 2000, 10 years after Congress approved the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Alameda County voters renewed the county's commitment to improve mobility for all. The reauthorized Measure B increased the percentage of net revenue for Special Transportation from 1.5 to 10.45 percent. These revenues fund operations for ADA-mandated services and city-based paratransit programs. The revenues also fund a discretionary grant program which funds projects intended to reduce the differences in special transportation services available to individuals in different geographic areas of Alameda County.

In 2014, the passage of Measure BB further augmented funding to local cities and paratransit providers to continue transportation services through 2045.

Alameda CTC’s Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO), an all-consumer community advisory committee, provides recommendations to the Commission for items related to Paratransit funding, including the discretionary grant program.

PAPCO is supported by the Paratransit Technical Advisory Committee (ParaTAC). Both Committees meet periodically throughout the year. To view a list of upcoming PAPCO and ParaTAC meetings, go to the Alameda CTC's meeting calendar.

Alameda CTC paratransit fund recipients are required to submit to Alameda CTC an annual program application. The forms are due Thursday, February 28, 2019.

The Annual Program Plan Application includes the following documents:

  1. FY 2019-20 Paratransit Program Plan Application Form (MS Word)
  2. FY 2019-20 Paratransit Program Table Attachments including Tables A, B, C and D (MS Excel) 
  3. FY 2019-20 Paratransit Implementation Guidelines and Performance Measures
  4. FY 2019-20 Paratransit Direct Local Distribution (DLD) Funding Projections
  5. Timely Use of Funds Policy

Electronic submission: Submit both files via email by Thursday, February 28, 2019 to Krystle Pasco: kpasco@alamedactc.org. Hard copies are not required.
  • Hospital Discharge Transportation Service (HDTS)
    • Notice: Alameda CTC will be sunsetting the HDTS on June 30, 2017 due to low usage, contractor reliability, and other contracting and operational challenges. In the coming year, staff will be looking into other ways to provide same day, accessible transportation services to those who need it most. In the meantime, please refer to the Access Alameda website for information on transportation services and resources for seniors and people with disabilities in Alameda County.
  • Wheelchair and Scooter Breakdown Transportation Service (WSBTS)
    • Notice: Due to unforeseen contracting issues, the Alameda County Transportation Commission will be

Resources for Transportation Providers

Paratransit DLD Program Plan

ASSESSMENT OF MOBILITY NEEDS

Alameda CTC is proud to support a range of transportation services and programs to support access throughout the county.

One great resource is the Access Alameda website, which helps individuals identify and connect with the accessible transportation services available in Alameda County, including public transit, ADA paratransit, city-based paratransit programs, and organizations that provide volunteer drivers and/or training on how to travel using these services.

Alameda CTC hosted a forum on Monday, July 27, 2015 on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities regarding dialysis transportation in Alameda County, in order to convene people close to the issue from Alameda County and beyond and to generate discussion about opportunities. This was the first of many forums on accessible transportation topics that Alameda CTC will be hosting over the next year.

Thanks to all who joined us for the July 27 forum on dialysis transportation as we kicked off this anniversary week.

Questions? Please contact
Krystle Pasco, Assistant Program Analyst
510.208.7467
kpasco@AlamedaCTC.org