Most of us take our mobility for granted. But for some, transportation is an obstacle to overcome. Citizens who are unable to transport themselves or purchase needed transportation because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age are considered transportation disadvantaged. These members of the community depend on paratransit service for trips to work, school, health care, and social activities.
The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged serves as the policy setting board that is legislatively responsible for coordinating transportation disadvantaged services. Click here to visit the CTD's website.
ACCESS LYNX is the provider of transportation services door-to-door for the transportation disadvantaged persons in this area. To determine eligibility, call (407) 423-TRIP (8747). Click here to link to the LYNX website.
The proposed LYNX Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan for 2013-2018 is available for review. To read the draft plan, click here. This plan will be considered for approval at the Aug. 15, 2013 meeting of the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. The public can comment on the draft plan on the LYNX Customer Service page, by selecting "TDSP Public Comment" in the "How can we help you?" field.
This information from LYNX may also be useful. Please click on the following links to learn more:
- LYNX Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan 2008-2013
- Community Connector Plan Update
- ACCESS LYNX Eligibility Application
- LYNX How-to-Ride Guide for Paratransit
Persons with an interest in transportation disadvantaged issues are welcome to attend a Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) meeting. The TDLCB evaluates the service provided by ACCESS LYNX. Meetings are held quarterly. Click here to learn more about this board.
For more information, call Eric Hill, Director of System Management and Operations, at 407-481-5672 x 316.