Connecting Our Community: Transportation for Seniors

To drive or not to drive… that is the big question that faces many seniors and their families.

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker discusses some options with guests Shawn Brennan, the Mobility Manager with Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services and Denise Isreal from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

Smartrip card for metro

Riders 65 and older can use a Senior SmarTrip card to travel free or at a discount on Metrorail, Metrobus, and Ride On.

Call n ride

Call-n-Ride (CNR) provides discounted taxicab service to eligible low-income seniors (65 years and older), and adults with disabilities.

The Senior Connections

The Senior Connection provides free escorted transportation services to seniors 60


Call  301-738-3252 or use the link to the Transportation Network Directory for People with Disabilities and Adults 50+: 

The Village Rides

The village Rides helps local “Villages” coordinate volunteer transportation. Some Communities work together to help their neighbors age in place. To find out if you live in an area served by a village, call


Connect A Ride

Call JCA at 301-738-3252 or online: AccessJCA.ORG


Ride On information

call 311

Metrobus information

call 202-637-7000

The Transportation Network Directory for People with Disabilities and Adults 50 plus: MontgomeryCountyMD.GOV/TND

For More Information about some of the options discussed you can go to the Montgomery County website or call 311.


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