Transportation
 

MOBILITY/PARATRANSIT 

Mobility/Paratransit programs are a "curb-to-curb" service for people with disabilities who are not able to ride fixed-route public transportation. If you are registered with one area/city's paratransit system you are eligible to use paratransit in all other cities throughout Maryland and the U.S. You must pre-register with each system you wish to use.  Click here for to visit the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website for more information on Mobility/Paratransit Services.

To participate in the Mobility/Paratransit program you need to complete an application and submit it to the MTA. Click the following link to download the Certification application in PDF format: Maryland Paratransit Application (PDF 135KB) 

Mail completed forms to:

Maryland Transit Administration
Certification Division
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1614
410-764-8181
TTY 410-333-2051 (Certification)
TTY 410-539-3497 (Information Services)

Need help planning a ride?

  • Customers who are not familiar with the transit system may call for assistance in planning trips. An Information Coordinator can help you with planning a trip including the specific bus or train, transfer requirements, fare amount, and calculate the bus or train arrival time at your stop. They are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) Information Center provides information regarding transit routes, schedules, and fares. The information center telephone number is 1-866-RIDE-MTA (743-3682), 410-539-5000 or TTY at 410-539-3497. Their interactive phone system provides information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


FIXED ROUTE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Fixed route public transportation is public transportation by bus, metro subway, and light rail. Click here to visit the Maryland Transit Authority website to view Accessible Bus Features.

Schedules & Maps

  • Lift-Equipped Bus Service -
    The Maryland Call-A-Lift service provides lift-equipped buses on any route that does not have prescheduled accessible buses.  To arrange a Call-A-Lift ride call MTA-LIFT at 1-866-743-3682 or 410-682-5438 by 4:00pm the day before the planned trip.
  • Maryland Transit Administration Commuter Buses -
    There are more than 50 Central Maryland local bus lines.  Many bus lines connect with Light Rail, Metro Subway and MARC Train service.  Call 866-743-3682 or TTY 410-539-3497.  Click here for 
    Commuter Bus schedules and maps.
  • Metro Subway -
    The Maryland Metro Subway system runs from Owings Mills through downtown Baltimore to Johns Hopkins Hospital with various stops along the way.  The Metro subway is fully accessible to people with disabilities and Braille stateion guides are installed at all Metro subway station entrances.  Click here for 
    Metro Subway schedules and maps.
  • Light Rail -
    Maryland Light Rail trains are accessible to customers with disabilities with boarding ramps.  Click here for 
    Light Rail schedules and maps.


TAXI SERVICES

Taxi services are available throughout the state and can be found in the telephone book or yellow pages.  See additional infomation and contacts via your local advocacy organization or service provider.

Tell me more:

  • Could you use a discounted taxi ride?  The Anne Arundel County Taxi Voucher program offers discount taxi coupons for persons 55 and older, or adults 18 and older with a disability; income guidelines.  Most County taxicab companies accept Handy Cab coupons in place of cash. Click here for more information on the Anne Arundel County Taxi Voucher Program.

  • MTA Taxi Access is available to certified MTA Mobility customers who meet the eligibility requirements.  Taxi Access Services is not part of MTA Mobility's Service, but rather a separate and distinct MTA service provided under contract by participating area taxicab and sedan companies.  Click here for more information on MTA Taxi Access Service.

  • Taxi Taxi is a service that includes the following cab companies: Bluebird, Checker, Paramont, Silver, and Yellow Cab. Contact 301-864-7700 or 301-277-6000. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in select locations.


VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

Vehicle Modifications

Adapting Motor Vehicles for Persons with Disabilities: Information on evaluating your needs, selecting the right vehicle, choosing a qualified dealer to modify your vehicle, being trained, maintaining your vehicle, cost savings, licensing requirements and organizations to contact.  Click here for more information on Adapting Motor Vehicles for Persons with Disabilities

How can I get modifications made to my vehicle?

Contact the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) office:  You may be eligible for State funding through the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) to assist in making your vehicle modification. Contact them at 1-888-554-0334, TTY 410-554-9411 or click here to view the Maryland DORS Vehicle Modification Fact Sheet (PDF).

Driver Rehabilitation Specialists in Maryland

Driver Rehabilitation Specialists in Maryland:  Driver Rehabilitation Specialists can provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine your ability to drive.  Click here to go to the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) site and search the Member Directory under Maryland to view the list of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists in Maryland.

Additional Resources

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) was established in 1977 to support professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination.  It is a nonprofit association and the primary professional organization in this specialized area, and stands ready to meet the professional needs of its members through educational conferences and research support as well as encouraging equipment development to maximize the transportation options for persons with disabilities.  Click here for more information about the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.  Click here for more information about the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).


STILL NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact a Constituent Services Specialist at the Maryland Department of Disabilities:

Transportation Services Specialist: Nan Brittingham

Transportation