Seniors / Mobility Challenged

Seating & Other Accommodations


Certain seats on the bus are designated as priority seating for passengers with disabilities and seniors. The bus operator may request an ambulatory passenger occupying priority seating to move if a passenger with disabilities or a senior boards. Your cooperation in honoring such requests is appreciated.

All of our buses are wheelchair accessible with either lifts or ramps. In order to assure your safety on the bus, we recommend your mobility device be equipped with its own safety seat belt and brakes in good, working condition. Our bus operators welcome the opportunity to assist you, upon request.


Wheelchairs


A wheel chair is a mobility aid belonging to any class of 3 or more wheeled devices that has 3 or more tires, working indoors, designed or modified for and used by individuals with mobility impairments, whether operated manually or powered.

We transport all wheelchairs regardless of size and weight as long as it can fit aboard the bus and our ramp and lift can accommodate it.

Free Service For Seniors, Veterans, and ADA Eligible Passengers


Since July 2017, The MCAG Governing Board approved for the Transit Joint Powers Authority for Merced County to utilize a portion of Measure V funds to provide free fixed route service countywide to seniors, Veterans, and ADA eligible individuals.

To qualify for this program, individuals must present valid photo identification. Veterans and active service members may use a government issued ID, active military identification card, veteran’s health identification card, or retired military identification card. Seniors 62 or older may use a government issued ID displaying their date of birth, and ADA eligible passengers can use an ADA Paratransit card or a Medicare card with a photo ID to ride the fixed route system throughout Merced County without charge.

Measure V Information

Paratransit


In addition to fixed route service, The Bus offers a curb-to-curb transit service through Paratransit to eligible individuals. Passengers must go through an approval process to utilize this service. Applying for Paratransit is a simple process and only takes a few minutes, if you would like to apply please call 1-877-232-7433 or visit the ADA Ride website to fill out the application.

Paratransit Information