At this time, University City does not offer any bus or van transportation for seniors, but there are available options in St. Louis that provide free or low-cost transportation, including the following:
1. OATS (Older Adults Transportation Services) - OATS is a public transportation system that helps older and disabled citizens get to work, doctor appointments, essential shopping, and other places people need to go, at no charge to the passenger. Reservations can be made by calling 314-888-6720, at least 3-5 days ahead of when a ride is needed. http://www.oatstransit.org/
2. Neighbor Driving Neighbor Program – The St. Louis County Older Resident Program (CORP) provides a volunteer driver program. The drivers use their own vehicles to transport older adults to and from medical appointments and other high priority destinations, at no charge to the customer, but 2-4 days’ lead time is requested in order to allow staff the time to arrange the service. Call (314) 615-4516 to find out the contact person for your area.
3. Metro Call-A-Ride Program - This paratransit service is a reduced-fare curb-to-curb public transportation option offered to both the general public and to persons whose disabilities prevent use of regular, accessible, fixed route transit services. This service offers next-day shared rides in modern, wheelchair accessible vehicles in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. Call 314-652-3617 for additional information or to register for the program. http://www.metrostlouis.org/Libraries/CAR_and_ADA/CARbrochure.pdf