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I recently had a seizure, and I can’t drive for at least three months. What are my options for transportation in the Waco area?
If your starting point and destination are both near Waco Transit bus lines, you can take the bus. The basic fare for a single ride is $1.50 in cash. Other fare options are available, including reduced fares for riders carrying a Waco Transit senior, disability, or student ID. For more information about these discounted fares, and to learn how to obtain the Waco Transit ID for $5, contact Waco Transit at 254-750-1613.
If your condition makes you unable to use Waco Transit’s fixed routes, you can apply for Demand Response Van Service. To use this service, you and a medical professional must first complete an application for ADA transport. If you are unable to print the application, call Waco Transit at 254-750-1613 and ask them to mail you one. You can fax or mail it back to the number or address on the application, or you can scan the signed form and email it to BuckF@wacotx.gov.
If you are unsure whether you would be eligible for the van service, it is worthwhile to go ahead and complete the application, says Kevin, who evaluates the applications at Waco Transit. If you have questions about the process, call 254-750-1613, and ask for Kevin.