Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Non-ADA Dial-a-Ride
Fare Change

The Dial-a-Ride base fare for non-Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passengers will increase from $2.50 to $4.00 beginning July 1.  In addition to the base fare, non-ADA Dial-a-Ride users also pay a fee for each mile traveled over five miles. The cities of Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe, as well as unincorporated Maricopa County, are impacted by the non-ADA DAR fare change.

Non-ADA DAR is door-to-door mobility service for seniors (65 and older) and passengers with disabilities who are not certified ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) paratransit eligible. This service is provided by taxis or subcontracted paratransit vehicles with drivers trained to support passengers with limited mobility. Non-ADA DAR fares had not increased in nearly 10 years, despite improvements to the quality of DAR service. The new fare has been increased incrementally over the past year and will be equivalent to the ADA DAR fare on July 1.

Non-ADA Dial-a-Ride Trip Cost By Mile Effective July 1, 2014
Trip Length Cost
0 – 5 miles $4.00 (base fare)
6 miles $4.50 ($4.00 + .50/mile)
7 miles $5.00
8 miles $5.50
9 miles $6.00
10 miles $6.50
11 miles $7.00
12 miles $7.50
13 miles $8.00
14 miles $8.50
15 miles $9.00
16 miles* $10.00 ($9.00 + $1.00/mile)

*Service does extend beyond 16 miles at $1.00 per mile.