VIAtrans is a transportation service option for customers who cannot utilize regular bus service because of a disability. It is a shared-ride, curb-to-curb service that offers independence through mobility and expands access to opportunity via transit.
VIAtrans trips are available for any purpose and can be scheduled at least one day in advance, using VIA’s online or call-in scheduling system. VIAtrans uses vans that operate in the same areas and times as VIA bus service. Van operators help passengers on and off vehicles but do not provide medical assistance or emergency service.
Individuals may apply to determine eligibility for VIAtrans. Eligibility is based on an individual’s functional ability to use regular city bus service, in keeping with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) criteria. As part of the VIAtrans eligibility determination process, applicants may be asked to participate in a physical functional assessment performed by a skilled and trained professional therapist.