Some people may qualify for transportation to medical appointments through their health insurance. To determine this, please call the customer service number on the back of the individual’s insurance card. People who receive Medicaid may be able to qualify for limited transportation. This should be discussed with the individual’s DHHS case worker and/or adult services worker depending on the transportation needed.
This information is compiled by the Tri-County Office on Aging as a courtesy. Its appearance here does not imply Tri-County Office on Aging endorsement of the resources mentioned.
Capital Area Transit Authority
CATA offers fixed route service, disability services, Spec-Tran, rural services, connector services and shopping buses.
*For assistance with a Spec-Tran application, please contact Disability Network Capital Area at 1-877-652-0403 or download the application at: https://www.cata.org/Routes-Schedules/Find-Bus-by-Service/Curb-to-Curb-Paratransit/Spec-Tran
*Discounted rates are available on fixed routes or passes for people over age 62 or people with disabilities. Applications for discounted fares are available here: https://www.cata.org/Fares/Discounted-Fares
Call CATA for additional details.
Clinton Transit is a public transit system established in 2001 that provides curb to curb service to meet the transportation needs of passengers in all of Clinton County. Discount bus passes are available for purchase.
EATRAN offers curb to curb service, downtown Lansing express, out of county medical trips, Eaton County connector service and a summer fun pass for families. Discounted fares are offered to seniors and persons with disabilities who complete the application who submit the reduced fare application
Wheelchair Transport Services
Castle Car Services, Inc.
JWR Transport Services
Lansing/Mason Area Ambulance Services
Serves Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties
Lansing Mercy Ambulance
Mobile Medical Response (MMR)
Rouse Transportation LLC
Other Private Transportation Options
Capitol Transport-Spartan Cab/Yellow Cab
East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program
Provides discount fares with Yellow and Spartan Cab for individuals 60+ who live in the City of East Lansing. Call Prime Time for more details.
Preferred Care at Home
Relax and Ride Taxi
Some people may prefer to hire a home health aide to provide transportation and assistance while shopping or travelling to medical appointments. TCOA maintains a list of private hire individuals who provide these services. To request this list, please call 517-887-1440.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has a very limited number of volunteer drivers available. For more information on this program, please contact RSVP directly at 517-887-6116.