- Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for Los Angeles County. Provides low-cost transportation service for any ADA paratransit eligible individual to any location within 0.75 mile of any fixed bus operated by the Los Angeles County public fixed route bus operators and within 0.75 mile around METRO Rail stations during the hours that the systems are operational. Access Paratransit operates seven days a week, 24 hours of the day in most areas of Los Angeles County. It is a shared ride service that operates curb-to-curb and utilizes a fleet of small buses, mini-vans and taxis.
Trip reservations can be made from 45 minutes to 24 hours prior to the desired pick-up time. Phone: 1-800-883-1295 TDD: 1-800-826-7280
- Want a window seat on the airplane? Or do you prefer the aisle? This site has seat maps for many airlines in the US, South America and Europe. If you buy your airline tickets online, or if your travel agent doesn't know, this valuable resource will show you where the seats are located.
- A Guide to Amtrak Special Needs & Accessibility services (General information: 1-800-USA-RAIL)
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride participants reduced costs for the purchase of City of Los Angeles permitted taxi rides or Cityride Dial-A-Ride services. This service will probably be of more use to L.A. County residents than tourists, since it is a monthly subsidy that requires an application to be filled out and approved.
- Travel parking placard for nonresidents who plan to travel in California and are a disabled person or disabled veteran. Valid for up to 90 days or the date noted by your licensed medical professional on the application, whichever is less. Look for a link that says, "Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates (REG 195)." On the application, choose "Travel Parking Placard." There is no charge for the permit.
- Greyhound ADA Services. (Greyhound Customers With Disabilities Assist Line: 800-752-4841)
- operates short-distance commuter buses within Los Angeles. All LA DOT buses are wheelchair accessible. (Routing Assistance: 1-800-COMMUTE or TDD: 1-800-252-9040) (LA DOT Home Page)
- LAX accessibility info. You can get the most recent information from their Home Page (contains extensive use of Frames) and follow these instructions: In the left-hand menu, click on Passenger Services, then select Travelers w/ Disabilities. You will find information for LAX Parking, Rampways, Elevators, Restrooms, Wheelchairs, Transportation, and more. (General Info: 310-646-2270; Wheelchair shuttle service at Parking Lot C: 310-646-6402 or 310-646-8021). (LAX Home Page)
(Public Buses and Trains) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority operates buses equipped with automatic wheelchair lifts. For information, call 213-626-4455 or 800-COMMUTE or 800-252-9040 (TDD/TTY). Metrolink: 800-371-LINK or 800-698-4TDD (TDD/TTY). Metro is also the primary funding source for Access Services Incorporated, the federally-required ADA paratransit service. This service is offered to individuals whose disabilities prevent them from independently using regular bus or rail service. It is comparable to fixed-route service and offers 24-hours-a-day curb-to-curb service. (Phone: 800-827-0829).
(Metro Home Page)
- see the link to the DMV website above.