Transportation Assistance

Efficient and reliable transportation is essential for getting to work, medical appointments, shopping, and the many other activities of daily life. In addition to the public bus and rail system, there are specialized programs for the elderly and disabled. 

Public Transportation

There are a variety of programs and planning tools available through the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  (WMATA). or by calling 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-962-2033) 

Some resources are listed:
Learn How to Use Metro including travel training and guides
Customer Guides for Accessible has a directory for accessible transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities

Travel Training for customers with disabilities as well as senior customers, with or without disabilities is offered at no cost to Metro customers.

Transit Accessibility Center 
This is your "one-stop shop" for information and assistance in meeting accessible transportation needs of people with disabilities.

Reduced Fare Program for People with Disabilities
Metrobus and Metrorail customers with disabilities may be eligible to ride at a discounted rate. Those that qualify will be issued a Metro Disability ID card.

Metro Accessibility Resources
WMATA's Office of ADA Policy and Planning offers a number of free booklets and brochures to people with disabilities to aid them in using the systems which you can download or call 202-962-1100.  This can only be used to order disability related information. 

Fare Wheels Transportation Program

Fare Wheels is a supplemental transportation program that allows eligible City of Falls Church residents to stretch their transportation dollars. Approved residents may receive $40 each month in taxi coupons. A $10 co-pay is charged monthly.

Fare Wheels participants must be residents of the City of Falls Church, at least 62 years of age, or permanently and totally disabled, with gross incomes not exceeding $37,000. For more information, view the Fare Wheels brochure and application.

Specialized Transportation Options for Seniors and Person with Disabilities

Logisticare is a transportation management solution not a transportation company.  They do not own vehicles or compete with local networks of professional transportation companies.  They partner with high quality providers to deliver transportation services. 

Shepherd's Center of McLean, Arlington and Falls Church Provide services exclusively by volunteers, free of charge to anyone age 50 or older who resides in the local community. There are no income-level requirements. Call 703-506-2199 and a volunteer will get back to you.

Carfit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.  And also provides information and materials on community specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community. Information Brochure