Senior Citizen Transportation Program
The Township provides curb-to-curb transportation, within West Orange, to residents age 60 and over on a call-in basis. Residents must be ambulatory and able to meet drivers at the curb and board the bus on their own or bring an aide with them for assistance. A safety step is now available with assistance from the driver if needed. Dialysis patients are transported to the closest appropriate medical care facility for personal medical treatment appointments.
Requests for transportation should be made at least 2 - 3 days in advance. Due to scheduling procedures, make allowance for a 15-minute waiting time for pick-ups to and from appointments. The dispatcher will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Trips to food shopping include drop-offs at the West Orange Public Library and other local shopping plazas.
Senior Citizen Transportation
Transportation service is provided according to the priority below:
- Medical appointments to dialysis, doctor, dentist, clinic, hospital or pharmacy
- West Orange Public Library (Call 973-325-4134 to arrange for a ride)
- Shopping Trips to Local Stores and Plazas
- Club Meetings, Personal Visits, Bingo and Food Pantry
- Special Arrangements
- Livingston Mall
Senior Citizen Wheelchair Transportation
Curb-to-curb transportation is provided to senior citizen residents requiring a wheelchair on a call-in basis. A bus with a wheelchair lift is used for this service. Residents must be able to meet drivers at the curb and when dropped off at the curb be able to return to their home on their own.
Persons with a permanent disability may be transported with confirmation from a physician. NJ Transit Access Link may also be used (800) 955-2312.
Transportation outside of West Orange in Essex County is provided by the Essex County Special Transportation Program by calling (973) 618-1280.
Please note that complete reliance on the Township Transportation Program as your sole means of transportation should not be planned by anyone. The Health Department is committed to servicing residents' transportation needs, but on occasion, this program may not be able to accommodate someone's needs because of the hours of operation, vehicles being out of service for maintenance or repairs, or due to inclement weather conditions.
TOWNSHIP OF WEST ORANGE
TRANSPORTATION NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Township of West Orange is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from or denied the benefits of our services based on race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to The Township of West Orange Health Department. To file a complaint, or for more information on The Township of West Orange's obligations under Title VI write to: 66 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052, or visit Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to NJ TRANSIT by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service - Title VI Division, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit njtransit.com/diversity A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.