VTA’s Mobility Management services have successfully implemented our Mobility Assistance Program (MAP). The program’s goal is to provide reduced-cost and no-cost transportation options for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income persons seeking to find and retain employment and to support stable and healthy lives.
MAP is funded by MTC’s Lifeline Transportation Grant with the overall goal of advancing mobility and accessibility in Equity Priority Communities. During program development, extensive community outreach activities were conducted to identify transportation gaps, challenges, and solutions that the MAP program could address.
The community identified subsidized Transit and Paratransit Fares, Gas Pass Program, and one-call one-click as the most beneficial resources.
In August 2023, VTA launched the first phase of MAP with a proud partnership with The Salvation Army. The initial phase of the program involves providing gas cards, VTA ACCESS Paratransit fares, and VTA monthly transit passes. In September 2023, another partnership was executed with Silicon Valley Independent Living Center.
VTA is actively seeking additional Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), that serve Equity Priority Communities to conduct MAP’s administrative application process and to distribute gas cards, monthly VTA bus passes, and paratransit fares to eligible applicants.