Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County
DEPARTMENT for AGING
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188

Transportation

CDTA ACCESS Van

The Department for Aging's transportation provider is CDTA ACCESS. They coordinate transportation for Albany County seniors age 60+ that have no other means of transportation and need to access vital appointments and services. Transportation is not guaranteed, and all requests for vital transportation will be met before non-vital requests. Services are prioritized for those most in need going to:

  • Dialysis
  • Medical Appointments
  • Adult Day Programs
  • Congregate Meal Sites (when available)
  • Grocery Stores (when available)
  • Pharmacy Visits

Contributions for rides are accepted, but not required. (The suggested donation is $4.50 one way.)

Call CDTA ACCESS at (518) 437-5161 to set up an appointment. Reservations should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Please be prepared to give the operator your:

  • information
  • appointment time
  • destination address, phone number and pick up time

Through the CDTA ACCESS line, seniors will be able to access a variety of transportation options including: schedule Star Bus transportation; get a CDTA ½ Fare Navigator Card; and register for the CDTA "Learn to Ride" the Bus Program.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Half Fare CDTA Navigator card for Seniors (65+) and disabled, call 1 (518) 437-6875 x3 and for guidelines and more info and see http://www.cdta.org/rider-programs/152

The Star Bus Paratransit provides alternative transportation to people whom at certain times cannot use, or have substantial difficulty using, the CDTA fixed-route bus system because of a disability or impairment. For certification and application call: 1 (518) 482-2022 or http://www.cdta.org/node/56

For senior drivers AARP Driver Safety Program is an 8-hour classroom refresher that can help you learn the effects of aging on driving and ways to adjust. Most classes are taught in two, four-hour sessions spanning two days. You can search by zip code to find upcoming classes near you. drivers safety classes call toll free 1-877-846-3299 or see listing for classes at: http://www.aarp.org/ws/EO/driver-safety-programs/

“When You Are Concerned: A handbook for families, friends and caregivers worried about the safety of an aging driver” call 1 (518) 474-7158 for more information. http://www.aging.ny.gov/Transportation/OlderDriver/DriverIntroduction.cfm

If you have concerns about a driver because of their medical condition, any concerned individual or the person's Doctor can notify NYS Department of Motor Vehicles of a possible condition and request a driver review. For more information about the process see form DS-6 or DS-7 Physicians Requests for review. To download the DMV forms go to: http://dmv.ny.gov/forms?query=medical+condition. Forms can be obtained at NYSDMV, 224 South Pearl St. Albany, NY 12202

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy
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