Transportation Options in Pasco County

Transportation is a service that is important for seniors, especially those who do not drive. Although it is a needed service, it is one with limited resources that are no cost or low cost. This page lists government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that provide transportation.

For more assistance please call The Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. For inquiries from outside of the area call 727-217-8111.

Public and Funded Transportation

Pasco County Public Transportation

• West Pasco (727) 834- 3322, Central Pasco (813) 235- 6073, East Pasco (352) 521- 4587
• Services available: bus service, para-transit service; reduced rates available.
• Website: Pasco County Public Transportation

Transportation Disadvantaged (TD)

• West Pasco (727) 834- 3322, Central Pasco (813) 235- 6073, East Pasco (352) 521- 4587
• Services available: medical, employment, grocery, banking, and education related to employment.
• Website: Pasco County Public Transportation

Medical Transportation

American Cancer Society

• 1- 800- 227-2345
• Services available: transportation to cancer treatments; clients must be ambulatory.
• Website: American Cancer Society

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

• 727-859-4730
• Services available: to and from hospital or Trinity Outpatient Center.
• Website: Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

Supplemental Transportation

Express Medical Transporters (EMT)

• 727-446-0930
• Services available: for Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando & Hillsborough.
• Website: Express Medical Transporters

MedFleet Systems

• 727-376-7240
• Services available: emergency/non-emergency ambulance, stretcher & wheelchair transport.
• Website: MedFleet Systems

Stretcher Limo, Inc.

• 727-845-4454
• Services available: stretcher and wheelchair transport.
• Website: None listed

Wheelchair Transport Service

• 727-586-2811
• Services available: non-emergency medical appointments, social functions, church services, etc.
• Website: Wheelchair Transport Services

Taxi Transportation

Silver Streak

• (727) 849- 6477 West Pasco
• Services available: Offers individual deposit accounts.
• Website: None listed

Yellow Cab

• West Pasco (727) 843-0000, East Pasco (352) 567-7777
• Services available: Offers individual deposit accounts.
• Website: Yellow Cab

Transportation With an Escort Provided by For-profit Businesses

Affinity Health Services

• (727) 815-9991
• Services available: transport to medical appointments, grocery, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc.
• Website: Affinity Health Services

Bayshore Health and Homemaker Services, Inc.

• Holiday (727) 939- 0044
• Services available: transportation.
• Website: Bayshore Health and Homemaker Services, Inc.

Caregivers for Seniors, Inc.

• Pinellas (727) 524-7972, Pasco (727) 945-1319
• Services available: appointments, grocery shopping, errands, entertainment,etc.
• Website: Caregivers for Senior, Inc.

EasyLiving, Inc.

• 727-448-0900
• Services available: appointments, shopping, etc.
• Website: EasyLiving, Inc.

Home Instead Senior Care

• (727) 845-5819
• Services available: transportation
• Website: Home Instead Senior Care

More Information

For information about accessible travel, driving and dementia, Florida’s disabled parking program, and exercises to stay in mental and physical shape for driving, visit the Web sites below:

  • Project ACTION: www.projectaction.org. Project ACTION provides information on various accessible transportation resources and topics.
  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: www.hsmv.state.fl.us. On the home page, select “On-line Forms” followed by “Report a Driver” (form anyone can use to report a medically-impaired driver located at the bottom of the Web page) or “Disabled Parking Placard” (application for parking permit for eligible persons with a disability).
  • The Hartford Alzheimer’s: www.thehartford.com/alzheimers. This site helps caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s with driving issues. A publication called At the Crossroads: A Practical Guide to Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Driving is available online or you can order a copy. Click “At the Crossroads” to access the brochure, which includes the “Warning Signs Worksheet” and the “Agreement With My Family About Driving” forms.
  • Senior Drivers: http://seniordriving.aaa.com/.  Created by The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, this site provides exercises and refresher tips in a choice of Web page or video format to help older drivers stay in shape for driving.
  • USAA Insurance Company Educational Foundation www.usaaedfoundation.com. This site offers self-tests and driving tips, information on transportation options after giving up driving, and a booklet called Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully. On the home page, select “Order Booklets”to get a printed copy or “Safety” to view online.
  • AARP Driver Safety: http://www.aarp.org/. Locate an AARP Driver Safety Program near you, or take online course. The site provides information pertinent to older drivers. You can also take an online quiz to determine if your driving skills need improvement. On home page, click on “Family, Home & Legal”, then “Driver Safety”.

For more information about transportation providers serving Florida’s Pasco and Pinellas Counties, and listed with the Helpline of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., use one of the resources for Information and Assistance listed below.

  • Search for community resources on the web site of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., http://www.agingcarefl.org/database This website offers an online database of government programs and private agencies serving older adults in Pasco and Pinellas Counties.
  • Call the Helpline of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. at 1-800-963-5337. For inquiries from outside of the area call 727-217-8111. The person who answers your call can give you information about local transportation providers and driver assessment programs, and answer questions.

For information about transportation options in other parts of Florida or the United States, use one of the resources for Information and Assistance listed below:

  • Florida caregivers in other counties may call the toll-free state Elder Helpline number, 1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337), to be connected to local elder helplines around the state.
  • Nationally, the Eldercare Locator provides the same type of link to local elder helplines across the U.S. Call toll-free at 1-800-677-1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator Web site, www.eldercare.gov.

 

Copyright 2005 by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP). This document may be reprinted as shown here by non-profit organizations with permission from AAAPP. It may not be used for profit-making purposes.