Seniors on Transit

Transit is a safe affordable way for many to people to travel within their town or city.  See below for more information on HandyDART and accessing financial assistance.

HandyDART

HandyDART, is a door-to-door shared-ride service, provided by the public transit provider, TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region or BC Transit in the rest of BC. It uses specially-equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who need assistance to use public transit.

You will be picked up at the outside door of your residence and dropped off at the outside door of your destination. Click here for more information.

Eligibility
If you have a physical or cognitive disability and are unable to use public transit without assistance, you’re eligible to use HandyDART.  Contact the HandyDART office or the Access Transit office at 778.452.2860 to sign up.

Government of BC Bus Pass Program

A universal bus pass is available for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities, providing unlimited access on any scheduled BC Transit or TransLink bus. To qualify for the BC Bus Pass Program, you must be receiving any of the following:

For more information call: 1.866.866.0800 (choose option 4, then option 3) or click here.

In Vancouver

TransLink recently completed a pilot  project to help senior citizens get acquainted with Metro Vancouver’s transit system. In TravelSmart for Seniors, seniors trained other seniors to use public transit. The sessions covered fare zones; using ticket vending machines; security features on SkyTrain, buses and SeaBus; how to use the TransLink Trip Planner; and the responsibilities of front-line customer service staff. To arrange a similar session contact the Access Transit Office at 604 453 4587. For more information click here.