Local Transportation Options
Some people may qualify for transportation to medical appointments through their health insurance. To determine this, please call the customer service number on the back of the individual’s insurance card. People who receive Medicaid may be able to qualify for limited transportation. This should be discussed with the individual’s DHHS case worker and/or adult services worker depending on the transportation needed.
Capital Area Transit Authority
CATA offers fixed-route service, disability services, Spec-Tran, rural services, connector services and shopping buses. Spec-Tran, a door-to-door service, is available throughout Lansing and East Lansing and in Delhi, Delta, Lansing and Meridian townships. Ride reservations will be limited to the service area. No exceptions will be allowed. www.
*For assistance with a Spec-Tran application, please contact Disability Network Capital Area at 1-877-652-0403 or download the application.
*Discounted rates are available on fixed routes or passes for people over age 62 or people with disabilities. Applications for discounted fares are available here.
Call CATA for more details at (517) 394-1000 or visit www.cata.org.
Castle Car Services, Inc.
JWR Transport Services
Mobile Medical Response (MMR)
Ready Ride Transportation
Resource Transportation Group
Other Private Transportation Options
By Dawn’s Early Light Home Care
Peace of Mind Home Healthcare
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has a very limited number of volunteer drivers available. For more information on this program, please contact RSVP directly at (517) 887-6116.
Christian Services also sometimes has volunteer drivers available. To see if they might be able to assist, please call (517) 394-5411.
Some people may prefer to hire a home health aide to provide transportation and assistance while shopping or travelling to medical appointments. Tri-County Office on the Aging maintains a list of private hire individuals who provide these services. To request this list, please call (517) 887-1440.