Transportation / Paratransit Services

Mobility Options
The Emeryville Senior Center is the home of many transit / paratransit programs that support increased mobility and options for older adults in the community. Please see the information below to find out more about each program.

BART Discount Tickets
The Emeryville Senior Center has discounted senior citizen BART tickets for sale. The tickets will cost you only $9 but are worth $24 in BART rides. Please note that riders must be 65 years of age or older to use this discount program and may need to provide proof of their age when using the tickets. We also sell the red disabled BART tickets which have the same discount and are eligible for use by any person with a disability.

8-To-Go: Door-to-Door Shuttle Service
The Emeryville Senior Center, in conjunction with the Emeryville Transportation Management Association, is excited to provide the FREE 8-To-Go shuttle service. 8-To-Go is a scheduled, door-to-door, shared ride transportation for residents of the 94608 zip code area.

The shuttle service is specifically for those age 60 years and above or persons between 18 and 59 that are ADA qualified. 8-To-Go will be happy to take eligible residents anywhere within the 94608 zip code and even to some destinations just outside of this area, such as Berkeley Bowl West, MacArthur BART, Herrick Hospital, Kaiser Oakland, and the "Pill Hill" Hospitals and Medical Clinics. Service hours for the 8-To-Go are generally from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday. The shuttle does not operate on evenings, weekends, or holidays.

Complete Information

Click for a brochure with complete information about the 8-To-Go Program. For more information on 8-To-Go, please contact the Emeryville Senior Center at 510-596-3730 or visit the center in person.

Click for an application for the 8-To-Go Program.

8-To-Go is free for qualifying users through a multi-year grant by the Alameda county Transportation Commission (Alameda-CTC). For more informaiton on Alameda-CTC's funding of this and other great programs, please visit the Alameda-CTC's website.

East Bay Paratransit and Discount Program
What is East Bay Paratransit?
East Bay Paratransit is for persons that are no longer able to take public transportation or drive themselves to their destinations. Please visit the East Bay Paratransit's website for more information on eligibilty requirements. Please be prepared to complete the ADA Paratransit Application or you may call the Senior Center at 510-596-3730 to have one mailed to you.
Does the Senior Center Sell Discount EBP Tickets?
The Emeryville Senior Center sells East Bay Paratransit (EBP) tickets at a major discount! In order to purchase tickets, customers must be a resident of Emeryville and ADA qualified. Qualified customers may purchase $20 worth of tickets for only $5 (a 75% discount!). Tickets may be purchased once per quarter calendar year (every three months) at the Emeryville Senior Center, located at 4321 Salem St. Please contact the Senior Center at 510-596-3730 for more information.

Taxi Reimbursement Program
The Emeryville Senior Cneter offers a taxi reimbursement program to Emeryville residents age 70 and older.

Members will be reimbursed for 90% of their taxi rides every 3 months, up to $80 in actual taxi fares purchased (e.g. a recipient will receive up to a $72 reimbursement check for up to $80 worth of taxi rides every three months). Eligibility is not based on income or assets, so please apply today! Call the Senior Cneter at 510-596-3730 for any questions about this service.

Senior Helpline Ride Sharing Program
If you are in need of transportation for medical and dental appointments or grocery shopping and you: live in Emeryville; are age 60 or older; are able to walk with the aid of a cane, walker, crutches, or elbow assistance; require escorted one-on-one assistance; are unable to drive safely or use other forms of transportation; then you may qualify. For more information call 510-928-RIDE (7433).

A-CTC More Information

All transportation programs provided at the Emeryville Senior Center are funded by the Alameda county Transportation Commission (A-CTC) Measure B and Measure BB funds For more information on A-CTC's funding of this and other great programs, please visit the A-CTC website.