Other Service Options | Valley Metro

Are there other travel options?

In addition to ADA Paratransit service, there are other service options in several communities around the Valley. These include the RideChoice® program and local non-ADA van and taxi services.

RideChoice®

RideChoice provides taxi service to seniors age 65 and above and to those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible at a deeply discounted rate. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and you can choose your own taxi provider. There is no requirement to book your trip in advance, and you do not have to share your ride. The amount and cost of service varies by community of residence, but in most cases, shorter trips cost less than or equal to a comparable ADA Paratransit trip. Some communities also allow a limited number of medical trips to be taken for no cost. To learn more about RideChoice or Valley Metro Paratransit, call (602) 716-2100 or send an email to paratransit@valleymetro.org.

Community-Sponsored Transportation Services

Many communities in the Valley Metro area also offer Dial-a-Ride and/or subsidized taxi services for seniors and persons certified as ADA Paratransit eligible that go above and beyond what is provided by ADA Paratransit. For example, these local programs might serve parts of the communities not covered by ADA Paratransit. Or they might serve seniors as well as people who are ADA Paratransit eligible.

The chart below lists other service options by community and provides contact information for each program.

Community Program (Contact #) Hours Transportation
Chandler RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for seniors (65+) and those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
El Mirage Northwest Valley Connect
(623) 282-9300
Monday–Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(closed for holidays)
Service throughout the Northwest Valley
Fountain Hills RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for seniors (65+) and those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Glendale Dial-a-Ride
(623) 930-3500
Monday–Friday:
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends/holidays:
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service throughout Glendale for the general public
Gilbert RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Mesa RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Peoria Dial-a-Ride
(623) 773-7435
Monday–Friday:
6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service throughout Peoria for the general public
Phoenix Subsidized Taxi Programs
(602) 801-1160
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Six programs: Employment Transportation; Dialysis Transportation; Senior Cab; ADA Cab; Senior Center Shuttle; Senior Center Group Trips
Scottsdale Cab Connection (480) 312-8747 24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for seniors (65+) and those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Sun City/
Sun City West
RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized tax service for those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Surprise RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for seniors (65+) and those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Valley Metro Paratransit
(602) 716-2200
7 days/week:
5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Medical and work trips outside Surprise
Senior Center Shuttle
(623) 222-1500
Call for more information Trips to/from Surprise Senior Center for those participating in activities at least 3 days/week
Tempe RideChoice
(602) 716-2100
24 hours/day
7 days/week
Subsidized taxi service for seniors (65+) and those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Valley Metro
(602) 716-2200
7 days/week:
4 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Service throughout the East Valley Distance-based fares
Unincorporated County Areas RideChoice
(602) 716-2200
7 days/week
24 hours/day
Subsidized taxi service for those certified as ADA Paratransit eligible
Youngtown Dial-a-Ride
(602) 716-2200
Monday–Friday:
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service throughout the Northwest Valley

Get In Touch

Contact RideChoice

For more information on RideChoice

(602) 716-2100