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A number of cities offer additional Dial-a-Ride services for seniors, individuals with disabilities and other residents. These services are in addition to ADA Dial-a-Ride Service which is provided to meet the requirements of the ADA.

Because non-ADA Dial-a-Ride services are funded locally by those cities who offer it, eligibility for service, service hours, areas served, fares and other policies vary. What follows is a summary of the service available for those cities who offer it. For more information about non-ADA Dial-a-Ride contact Valley Metro’s Customer Service Department at (602) 716-2100.

Chandler

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Chandler residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride service area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe
  • Service Hours – Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays – 4:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Fares:
    • For trips of 5 miles or less: $4
    • For trips of between 6 and 15 miles: $4 + $0.50 additional per mile beginning with the sixth mile
    • For trips in excess of 15 miles: $9.00 + an additional $1 per mile beginning with the sixteenth mile

El Mirage

  • Provider – Northwest Valley Connect – (623) 282-9300
  • Eligibility – El Mirage residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Northwest Valley Connect – (623) 282-9300.
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100.
  • Service Area – Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride service area which includes the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Youngtown and immediately adjacent areas of Maricopa County.
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM; no service on holidays.
  • Fares: $2 per one-way trip

Glendale

  • Provider – Glendale Dial-a-Ride – (623) 930-3500
  • Eligibility – Glendale residents and visitors
  • Service Area – Service is available within the city limits of Glendale.
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: Dial-a-Ride - $3; Seniors (65 & Older) – $2; Riders with Disabilities – $2; Juniors (age 6-13) – $2; General Public (age 14-64) – $5
  • Groups (4 or more passengers): General Public–$3; Senior/Disabled/Junior (age 6-13) – $1; Children (age 0-5) – free (no change).
  • Regional Paratransit: $4 (no change).

Peoria

  • Provider – Peoria Dial-a-Ride – (623) 773-7435
  • Eligibility – Peoria residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Service is available within the city limits of Peoria.
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: Persons w/Disabilities = $1.50; Seniors 65 & Older = $1.50

Scottsdale

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Scottsdale residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – East Valley Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride service area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe
  • Service Hours – Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays – 4:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Fares:
    • For trips of 5 miles or less: $4
    • For trips of between 6 and 15 miles: $4 + $0.50 additional per mile beginning with the sixth mile
    • For trips in excess of 15 miles: $9 + an additional $1 per mile beginning with the sixteenth mile

Sun City

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Sun City residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Northwest Valley Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride service area which includes the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Youngtown and immediately adjacent areas of Maricopa County
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: $4 per one-way trip

Sun City West

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Sun City West residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride service area which includes the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Youngtown and immediately adjacent areas of Maricopa County
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: $4 per one-way trip

Surprise

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200 or RideChoice Taxi Service
  • Eligibility – Surprise residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
    • People under the age of 65 with disabilities must complete the Valley Metro ADA certification process to use Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
    • This transportation option provides riders who need local trips with multiple service providers and the ability to book and receive service 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Passengers needing wheelchair-accessible service should schedule trips at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability. Riders are capped to 16 trips per month unless approved to receive more. For more information about trip caps, call (602) 716-2100.
  • Service Area – Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride service area which includes the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Youngtown and immediately adjacent areas of Maricopa County
  • Service Hours – Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride: Weekdays between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Service Hours – RideChoice Taxi Service: Operational/Reservation Hours - 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • Fares: $3 (RideChoice Taxi Service) up tp the $21.00 meter then rider is responsible for all fare costs about $21.
  • More Info: RideChoice Surprise Service Guide

  • Please Note: Exact fare is required, drivers cannot make change. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Life-Sustaining Medical Trips are work trips are available for a subscription service. Please inquire with Valley Metro for establishing a subscription.

Tempe

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Tempe residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – East Valley Dial-a-Ride service area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe
  • Service Hours – Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays – 4:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Fares:
    • For trips of 5 miles or less: $4
    • For trips of between 6 and 15 miles: $4 + $0.50 per additional mile for each mile beginning with the sixth mile
    • For trips in excess of 15 miles: $9 + an additional $1 per mile beginning with the sixteenth mile

Youngtown

  • Provider – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Youngtown residents who are 65 or above or who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Northwest Valley Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride service area which includes the communities of El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Youngtown and immediately adjacent areas of Maricopa County
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: $4 per one-way

Unincorporated Maricopa County

  • Provider – Northwest area – Valley Metro Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride – (602) 716-2200
  • Eligibility – Residents of unincorporated Maricopa County who have ADA Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride eligibility - Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
    • Seniors must complete an application and provide documentation of age and proof of residency. Obtain an application by calling Valley Metro at (602) 716-2100
    • People with disabilities must be eligible for ADA Dial-a-Ride. Obtain an application by calling (602) 716-2100
  • Service Area – Maricopa County
  • Service Hours – Weekdays between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Please note; there is no service on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.)
  • Fares: Service is currently free.