CART Senior Transportation
Bedford, Fulton & Huntingdon County, PA
The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging operates the CART Shared Ride Program throughout all of Bedford, Huntingdon, and Fulton County, PA. CART is a public transportation service available to all individuals, with a special focus on serving the aged and disabled. It is administered by the PA Department of Transportation and funded by the PA Lottery.
This responsive on-demand transit program transports persons with a wide range of needs to many places, including:
- Medical Appointments
- Social Service Appointments
- Grocery Stores
- Post Offices
- Transportation to Senior Centers
The Shared Ride Program provides transportation at reduced rates to persons 65 years of age and older. The Shared Ride Program pays 85% of the fare, the Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging pays a portion, and the passenger pays the remaining balance as a co-pay. Several programs provide transportation through the Shared Ride Program. Fares for each are listed below:
(Includes Huntingdon, Bedford & Fulton Counties)
Full Fare (not aged or disabled): $20.00 per one-way trip
60+ (Shared Ride & HSDF) co-pay: $1.75 per one-way trip
Disabled (PWD) co-pay: $3.00
Low-income Eligible (MATP) co-pay: $0
(Includes the adjoining counties of Blair, Cambria, Centre, Franklin, Mifflin, Juniata,
and Somerset in Pennsylvania, and Allegany and Washington Counties in Maryland)
Full Fare (not aged or disabled): $30.00 per one-way trip
60+ (Shared Ride & HSDF) co-pay: $4.50 per one-way trip
Disabled (PWD) co-pay: $4.50
Low-income Eligible (MATP) co-pay: $0
Trips to and from your local senior center are $1.00 co-pay each way.
Persons 60-64 pay reduced fares courtesy of the Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging. The co-pays are the same as the Shared Ride Program.
Rides are available to the public at full fare.
Reservations must be made at least a day in advance. You are encouraged to reserve trips days, weeks, and months in advance. Transportation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rides are based on driver availability, cost-effectiveness, and coordination. Trips may be denied if they are unable to meet the above criteria.
Reservations may be made from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We are closed weekends and holidays. Call 1-800-333-9004 or 814-635-3653 to make a reservation.
Hours of Operation
Transportation is available from 4:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday. No transportation is available on weekends or holidays.
MORE ABOUT THE RIDE PROGRAMS
Persons With Disabilities Program (PWD)
The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging operates the Persons with Disabilities Program which enables individuals aged 18-59 with disabilities to access the affordable transportation services offered by Shared Ride Program. The Shared Ride Program pays 85% of the fare and through the PWD program, the passenger pays the remaining 15%.
The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging provides transportation under the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). This transportation is for persons receiving medical assistance through the Department of Public Welfare and is for medical and pharmacy trips only. The medical facility or pharmacy must accept the ACCESS card for the trip to be funded by the MATP program. These trips are fully funded by the Department of Welfare and no co-pay is charged.
Limited funding is available through the Human Services Development Fund for reduced fare transportation for low income persons age 18-59. These co-pays are also the same as the Shared Ride Program. Only medical or social service agency appointments are eligible under this program.
No trip takes priority. Transportation is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Shared Ride program requires reservations to be made one day in advance; however, persons are encouraged to make reservations days, weeks, or months in advance. No same-day service will be provided. This is a shared-ride program, therefore, for rides must be coordinated with other rides. Persons may have to go earlier than their appointment and may have to wait to be picked up from their appointment. Wait times may vary significantly. Drivers must assist every passenger in and out of the vehicle. They are required to be courteous, kind, and respectful. For safety reasons, all passengers are required to wear a seatbelt. Tobacco, drug, and alcohol use on the vehicle is prohibited. Our fleet consists of accessible small transit buses, vans, and minivans.
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How to file a Title VI or ADA complaint
- A complaint submitted in writing must include the person’s name and contact information, the date of the incidence, description and the identity of the person or department or service that caused the complaint. Complaints may be sent via mail, fax or hand delivered.
- A complaint may be taken verbally and must include the person’s name and contact information, the date of the incidence, description and the identity of the person, department or service that caused the complaint.
- Persons with a complaint may request a neutral third party to hear a verbal complaint or assist with a written complaint. The selection of the neutral third party shall be made cooperatively between HBFAAA and the person filing the complaint.
- All complaints shall be addressed to HBFAAA Executive Director.
- Complaints must be received within 180 days of any alleged discrimination.