New Jersey Transportation Resources
From trips to the grocery store to other errands, get the transportation assistance your senior needs in New Jersey.
New Jersey - Transportation
Although families of seniors may express relief when their loved one chooses to stop driving, it still can be daunting to figure out how they will get around. Many transportation resources are available for your loved one in New Jersey and many offer reduced fares and a transportation assistance program so non-driving seniors can find a transportation solution that is right for them.
Senior Citizen/Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program
Many New Jersey seniors require assistance in meeting their need for available and accessible transportation. In order to help, the state of New Jersey puts the tax revenues from casinos to good use and helps fund local paratransit services. Services may include door-to-door and fixed route service, as well as local/user-fare subsidies for individuals who are 60 and over. To find out about the availability of services in your county, locate the nearest Office on Aging or call 1-877-222-3737.
New Jersey Reduced Fare Program
One-Half Fare - In New Jersey, senior citizens age 62 and older are given discounts on bus fares and trains. The fares are no more than one-half the regular one-way fare on all intrastate bus and rail routes and most interstate bus and rail routes into adjacent states.
ID Card - In order to be eligible for a reduced fare, elderly or people with disabilities must present either a valid Medicare Card or a Reduced Fare Program identification card upon boarding a bus or purchasing a train ticket. Applications for a Reduced Fare Program ID card may be obtained from your local Area Agency on Aging.
Travel Attendant- People with disabilities who need a travel attendant to use public transportation may now have their attendant accompany them without additional charge in New Jersey. To be eligible, one must first obtain a physician-certified identification card that will state that the holder requires the assistance of a travel attendant/guide in order to use public transportation.
If you are more comfortable with private transportation, or your loved one needs to travel to places that are far from public transportation sources, you might want to consider hiring a senior caregiver who can transport your loved one to their doctor appointments, grocery store, etc.
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