1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala, FL 34471     Phone: 352.620.3501      Contact Us     

Marion Transit Services 

Marion Transit Services provide public transportation, including services for the transportation disadvantaged, as well as for other sponsored and non-sponsored program recipients in Marion County on an advance reservation basis.

  

Eligibility

Marion County residents who do not own or drive a vehicle and who do not have family or friends to assist them have priority for transportation service.

NOTE: Transportation can be available for any age person who is unable to provide transportation for themselves.

  

Service is provided according to the following needs as space is available:

1.Medical Needs

2.Life Sustaining Activities

3.Education

4.Work

5.Business

6.Recreational

  

Services Provided By Drivers

Drivers will assist passengers from their doorway into the vehicle, and from the vehicle to the main entrance of their destination.  Most Vans are wheelchair equipped. Drivers CANNOT assist wheelchairs over more than one step or curb.  Wheelchairs must NOT be any wider than 31 inches.  Oxygen bottles may be  taken if securely attached to the wheelchair or in a small bottle carried by passenger.

  

Service Animals & Escorts

Certified Service Animals are allowed to accompany passengers, however Marion Transit must be notified of this when reservation is made.  Passengers may also have one escort for assistance if medically necessary.  PLEASE GIVE US THIS INFORMATION WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION SO SPACE CAN BE RESERVED.

  

Hours of Service

Transportation is available Monday – Friday.  Appointments should be made between 9:00am – 2:00pm if possible.  Appointments for persons living in outlying areas should be made between 10:00am – 1:00pm in order to give us time to get to your home for pickups.    

NOTE:Residents living in outlying areas may need to be ready 3 hours prior to appointment.  Dialysis patients with early, late or Saturday appointments may make special arrangements with us.  NO Service is available on Major Holidays.

  

Scheduling Your Trip

You can reserve your trip with Marion Transit Services as early as two weeks in advance, but not later than 72 hours in advance.  Ongoing trips such as dialysis or therapy may be set up on a permanent schedule.  Trips can be reserved by calling: (352) 620-3071  
From 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

  

Shopping Schedule

Information on our scheduled shopping trips can be obtained by calling our reservation line:
(352) 620-3071

  

Payment For Services

FARE: $1.00 - $5.00 one way depending on location and eligibility.  Cash or Pass will be accepted for fare payment.  Fare must be paid upon boarding the vehicle.  Drivers CANNOT make change.  Waivers for Fare may be obtained for qualified individuals by calling: (352) 620-3071 in advance.

  

Trip Cancellations

If you will not need to use your scheduled trip, please call us to cancel as soon as possible at: (352) 620-3071

  

No Shows

Passengers who make reservations and are not available for pickup within five minutes after van arrives to pick you up will be considered a “NO SHOW”.  After three No-Shows, your transportation service may be suspended for 30 days.

 
ADA

Transportation is provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Funded in part by:

 

Marion Senior Services is funded through the Department of Elder Affairs • State of Florida • Florida Department of Children & Family Services • Florida Department of Transportation
• Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged • United Way • Marion County Commission • Community Support • Client Contributions  

1101 SW 20th Ct. Ocala, FL 34471      Phone: 352.620.3501    Contact Us

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