Residents 60+ Can Enjoy Subsidized Taxi Travel
The City of Laguna Woods’ Senior Mobility Program subsidizes the cost of taxi travel for Laguna Woods residents who are at least 60 years of age.
Core elements of the Senior Mobility Program include general travel vouchers (Taxi Bucks), nonemergency medical transportation (NEMT) and Irvine Station travel vouchers. All Senior Mobility Program transportation is provided by taxi cabs operated by California Yellow Cab.
An annual enrollment fee of $10 per person is charged per fiscal year.
General Travel Vouchers (Taxi Bucks)
Taxi Bucks, which save residents 30% of the cost of taxi trips, are available in books valued at $50 (sold for $35) and $100 (sold for $70) and can be used for any trip beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to or from any point in Orange County with the exception of John Wayne Airport.
Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
NEMT by taxi can be arranged by staff at Laguna Woods City Hall at deeply subsidized rates that save residents between 50% and 87%. NEMT travel vouchers are also available for select destinations. Service is available for any nonemergency medical trip beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to or from any facility in Orange County or the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Depending on the length of the trip, resident costs range from $6 to $16 one way.
Irvine Station (Transportation Center) Travel Vouchers
Special destination travel vouchers are available for taxi trips beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to the Irvine Station at a rate that saves residents 50%. For $10 one way, residents are able to travel to the Irvine Station to connect with passenger rail and bus services provided by Amtrak (800-USARAIL), Metrolink (800-371-LINK), the Orange County Transportation Authority (714-636-RIDE) and others.
For more information, contact Laguna Woods City Hall at 949-639-0500.
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