Eligibility for Paratransit Service
Access to mainline, fixed route transportation services is the main goal of the transportation provisions of the ADA. Many people with disabilities can use C TRAN’s regular lift-equipped and kneeling buses. It is C-TRAN’s responsibility to accurately determine the eligibility of a person based on their ability to ride the regular bus routes.
Your disability or your age does not automatically qualify you for C-VAN service. Eligibility for C-VAN is based on your functional ability to use a regular public transit bus. As part of the C-VAN eligibility process, some applicants may be required to participate in an in-person Functional Assessment of their current skills as they relate to riding a regular lift-equipped and kneeling bus.
ADA does not require a transit agency “...to meet all the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities.” ADA ensures that people with disabilities receive the same public transportation service opportunities everyone else receives.
All materials are available in accessible formats (large print, Microsoft Word or HTML via email) upon request. Call C-VAN customer service at 360-695-8918 for more information.
Completing this pre-application is the first step in determining the right public transportation service for you.