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City-based programs are provided by the following Contra Costa County cities: Concord; El Cerrito; Lafayette; Orinda; Pleasant Hill; Richmond; San Pablo; San Ramon; and Walnut Creek. All of the city-based programs provide door to door or curb to curb service. They are designed to add another level of service available to older adults or disabled residents in the city.

 



 
Eligibility:

Residents of Concord who are 65 and older.




Service Area:

Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek.




Hours of Operation:

For ticket purchases, weekdays: 9:00 am -12:00 pm




Application:

Applications will be accepted on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Senior Center. Bring photo ID to verify your age and address.




Fees:

Subject to change. Each book is $15 with a scrip value of $30. Registered seniors may purchase a maximum of 2 books per month.

 
Eligibility:

Must be a resident of El Cerrito. El Cerrito Easy Ride services are available to persons with a disability who are 18 and over. Older adults who are 65 or more are also eligible.




Service Area:

El Cerrito city limits only.
Hours of Operation:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am -3:30 pm


Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. A same day ride may be scheduled between 8:30 am - 9:30 am, if space is available.




Application:

Applications available at Open House Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito.




Fees:

Subject to change. $2 per one-way ride. Tickets are sold only in books of ten, $20 per book, at the Open House Senior Center.

 
Eligibility:

Residents of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda—Age 60 and up.




Service Area:

Destinations within Lamorinda as well as to Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek.




Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday morning to church.




Application:

Registration form should be mailed to Lamorinda Spirit Van Program, Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Road, Lafayette, CA 94549.




Fees:

Subject to Change. Rides to errands and appointments are currently $5.00 one-way, $10.00 round-trip for destinations within Lamorinda and $10.00 one-way, $20.00 round-trip for destinations outside of Lamorinda. Rides for residents of low income senior housing are $4.00 one-way and $8.00 round-trip to destinations within Lamorinda as well as to Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek. Rides to the C.C. Café are $2.50 one-way, $5.00 round-trip. Call when you make your appointment or at least two business days ahead of time by 1:00 p.m. to schedule your ride. We love to say, “Yes!” so advance notice is helpful. Rides are available to: errands, medical/personal appointments, shopping, workshops, social visits, and the Walnut Creek C.C. Café.

Lamorinda Spirit Van
 
Eligibility:

Resident of Pleasant Hill and at least 55 years of age.




Service Area:
  • Mon-Fri: Pleasant Hill
  • Tues: Walnut Creek medical appointments
  • Thurs: Concord & Martinez medical appointments.



Hours of Operation:
  • Monday—Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
  • Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon



Application:

Anyone wishing to use the van service must first register. Forms are available at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, or by calling 671-5272. Please allow up to 1 week for the application to be received and reviewed; a welcome letter will be sent once the application has been approved.




Fees:

Subject to change. $1.50 each way. There is no charge for service animals.

 
Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the residency and age or disability requirements:

1. Residency Requirement: Applicant must reside in one of the following cities/areas: Richmond; El Sobrante; Kensington; and the unincorporated communities of East Richmond Heights; Hasford Heights; Rollingwood; and North Richmond.

2. Age OR Disability: Seniors (age 55 or older) who meet the residency requirement qualify for service. Applicants between ages of 18-54 must provide proof of disability.




Service Area:

Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Kensington, North Richmond, San Pablo, as well as unincorporated communities of Bayview-Montalvin, East Richmond Heights, Hasford Heights, Rollingwood, and Tara Hills. Service is available as far north as Pinole and as far south as El Cerrito.




Application:
  • Online www.rtransit.com
  • In Person at R-Transit Center located at 1600 Nevin Plaza, Richmond CA 94804
  • Call 510-307-8026 to request an application by mail.



Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (excluding City holidays)




Fare:

Fees are subject to change. R-Transit program utilizes a coupon system to collect fares. Reservations made one – ten days in advance cost $4.00 one-way; same day reservations are $5.00 one-way. An attendant may ride with the participant at no additional charge. Registered clients must purchase coupon books to use the service.




Programs offered by R-Transit:

Demand-Response; Individual & Group Trips; Standing Orders; Nutrition Site Transportation

R-Transit
 
Eligibility:

Resident of San Pablo; must be 55 or more; or be disabled.




Service Area:

San Pablo and surrounding area.




Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm




Application:

An application must be completed. Rides are made by reservation 24 hours in advance. New riders receive a free book of tickets upon registration.




Fees:

Fees are subject to change. $1 per ride. Riders can purchase a book of tickets from the San Pablo Senior Center (1943 Church Lane). The book is equivalent to 10 rides or 5 round trip rides. Cost for the book is $10 and can be purchased by check or cash.

 
Eligibility:

Resident of San Ramon




Service Area:

San Ramon City Limits




Hours of Operation:

For Senior Center service, the van leaves the Senior Center at 8:30 am to begin pickup service (Monday - Friday). It leaves the Senior Center 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on Tues & Thurs and 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm on Mon, Wed, and Fri. There is also a Shopping Service to local grocery and drug stores that runs every first and third Thursday of the month. It begins at 10:00 am with pickups at the Senior Center, Sunny Glen, Villa San Ramon, and Valley Vista Apts. It returns to your original pickup point by noon.




Application:

Rides are by reservation made 24 hours in advance.




Fees:

Fees are subject to change. Rides are $3. For those with Encore Membership, it is $2.

 
Eligibility:

Resident of Walnut Creek and a member of the Walnut Creek Senior Club




Service Area:

Walnut Creek City Limits




Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Call the day before for reservations between 9:00 am - 10:00 am (two days before for medical appointments)




Application:

Rides are by reservation made 24 hours in advance.




Fees:

No charge, but must be a resident of Walnut Creek and must join Senior Club.