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Important Terms to Know About Transportation Service for Disabled

Transportation for a person with a disability is becoming more available to help everyone get around in their community. In almost every city and large town there are buses, shuttles and other means of transportation that can accommodate a disabled citizen. These modes of transportation are useful for the elder and handicap and are necessary in the case of an emergency. Here are some common terms used when referring to transportation service for people with disabilities.

  • Wheelchair – For those who use a wheelchair it is necessary to find transportation which can accommodate their needs. For example bus or transit with a ramp allowing the wheelchair to easily be rolled onto the vehicle.
  • Shuttle – Shuttle services typically run from one popular location such as a hospital or adult home to other public places. Shuttles are often very accommodating to the elder population and persons with disabilities.
  • Emergency – In the case of an emergency it is important that a disabled person is prepared to find safe transportation to get themselves help. Having a list of phone numbers for taxis, coaches and an ambulance on hand at all time is important so that the person injured can get medical attention as quickly as possible.
  • Door-to-door – Door to door services are often offered to elderly persons. This service will pick up different people in a van or shuttle and transport them around the city. An appointment is sometimes required.

    There are many transportation options available to disabled persons, handicap and the elderly. By knowing exactly who to contact for transportation a disabled person will have the ability to be a part of their community independently and get themselves medical attention if necessary.

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    American Association of People With Disabilities
    Washington, DC 20006
    Showing you top of the line Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Disabled Persons Transportation, California Transportation Services. Taking care of your Wheel Chair Transportation California Transportation Services concerns.
     
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    Seaside Limousine & Tours
    20 N. Aviador, Camarillo, CA 93010
    SPAB certified to transport disabled and special needs individuals. Group transportation also available. Pay per ride/ accounts with monthly billing /purchase orders welcome!
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    (805) 987-1232
     
    User Review: "I am so happy with the new owners of yellow taxi cab. They replaced all their cabs with new ones, and the rates are less. I..." - jenny (CA)
    Global Paratransit
    400 W Compton Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248
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    (310) 515-2824
     
    User Review: "This is the most messed up company that I have ever seen. I have been left out on the side of the road several times to..." - Michael (CA)
    Med Link Transit
    7770 Telegraph Rd. E#207, Ventura, CA 93004
    Non-emergency medical transportation. Excellence in mobility assistance, with both ambulatory care and wheelchair services. Call to schedule a pick up for all your doctor's appointments.
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    (805) 876-4633
     
    User Review: "I liked the personal attention and care received from the driver."
    Care America Transportation Inc
    7188 W Sunset Blvd Ste 207, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Non emergency, medical transportation services. Our specialized transportation is helpful for senior citizens, elderly, disabled and people with special needs.
    (323) 874-0024
    Gold Country Cab & Courier
    Grass Valley, CA 95949
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    (530) 274-8294
     
    User Review: "I asked the driver to slow down and he told me I could get out. The owner was apparently the girl. I said sure drop me off..."
    Eden Medical Transportation
    1601 165th Ave, #107, San Leandro, CA 94578
    We offer low price non-emergency transportation. Our services include wheelchair, stretcher or gurney and ambulatory transportation. We provide for for hospitals, senior homes and individuals.
    (510) 957-8383
    Colours 'N Motion Inc.
    860 E Parkridge Ave, Corona, CA 92879
    Custom wheelchairs and adaptive equipment for persons dealing with a physical disability or otherwise needing mobility support. Our equipment is designed to make customers mobile. Wheelchairs for sports, children, and more.
    (951) 808-9131
    Quickteck Medical Transport
    529 E Live Oak Ave Suite F, Arcadia, CA 91006
    Quickteck Medical Transport Inc. is a non-emergency medical transportation provider serving the greater San Gabriel Valley. We offer wheelchair transportation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    (626) 538-4228
    Helping Hands Transportation
    12672 Limonite Ave, Suite 3-E220, Corona, CA 92880
    Helping Hands Transportation offers a full scope of non-emergency wheelchair and gurney transportation. We also assist seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. we are available 24/7.
    (866) 900-0227
    Oxnard Taxi Taxi Cab Company
    Ventura, CA 93003
    Here at Oxnard Taxi Taxi Cab Company, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Taxi Service, Taxi Service, Airport Shuttle Service, Cheap Taxi,
    (805) 663-9310
    All Peninsula Yellow Cab
    303 Oak Court, Colma, CA 94014
    Contact us at (650) 741-3953 in Colma, CA, for prompt transportation from a trusted taxi company.Contact us at (650) 741-3953 in Colma, CA, for prompt transportation from a trusted taxi company.Contac
    (650) 952-1234
    Ocean Bay La Jolla Taxi
    7660 Fay Ave H257, La Jolla, CA 92037
    Ocean Bay La Jolla taxi & Transportation is proud to bring you a quality taxi service that also offers private vehicle transportation to the airport and all of your favorite locations.
    (858) 433-4509
    Sacred Heart Med-transit
    333 City Boulevard West, Orange, CA 92868
    Orange County's premier service provider for all non emergency medical transportation needs; specializing in Memory Impairment, Alzheimer and Dementia patient transport care. Toll Free 844.767.1543
    (714) 660-9249
    AAlpha Yellow Cab Corp
    Amar Rd Ste B-187, West Covina, CA 91792
    For the best yellow cab in West Covina CA, choose AAlpha Yellow Cab. Our professional drivers will get you there safely and at an affordable rate.
    (626) 533-3002
    Sunny Medical Transportation
    7315 W Sunset Blvd Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 845-9933


    Those with disabilities know how difficult getting around can be, especially when living independently. Wheelchair ramps and handicap parking make things easier for citizens, but these support services have not always existed. While the first wheelchair patent was registered in 1869, it wasn't until 1973 that disability transportation options became available under federal law. Handicap parking stickers came into existence at that time along with anti-discrimination laws. In 1976, the first suit was filed against public buses who receive federal funding to make all of their transit buses wheelchair accessible. It wasn't until the 1990s that children were given the same consideration, making access to public school shuttle equipment open to everyone. Over time, many decision-makers have threatened to revise or revoke privileges given to those in the disability community, but the Americans with Disabilities Act has made things much easier in the care and transport of persons with medical issues. Still, unless you can drive your own vehicle, many adults with disabilities and elderly folks have difficulties getting help from home to their appointments. Many companies have sprung up around the country to offer an alternative form of transport from public transit for non-emergency medical transport with their custom built mobile cars and vans. Any adult or elderly person can rent these coaches and their drivers to assist them to and from the hospital if necessary. If emergency transit is necessary for sick or injured individuals, all local and state run emergency vehicles are outfit to aid those with any possible needs.
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