DOT Para-Transit provides safe, reliable, Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-compliant, curb-to-curb taxi service, seven days a week for residents of Alexandria unable or find it difficult to use public transportation.
DOT’s one-way fare for trips within the City of Alexandria, and up to five miles outside the City limits, is $4.00. DOT’s one-way fare for trips over five miles outside the City of Alexandria is $6.00. This service has over 1,500 registered clients and provides over 50,000 rides annually.
Senior Services reservationists schedule rides for clients in coordination with the City of Alexandria, Diamond Transportation, and White Top Cab. Call (703) 836-5222 for reservations.
If you have any questions regarding this program call (703) 836-4414, ext. 116.
If you are interested in signing up for the DOT program, fill out the application form, and fax it to the number on the document.
Note – Beginning October 1, 2017, all DOT Para-Transit clients will be able to ride the DASH bus for free. Find more information here.
Senior Taxi – Effective Monday, July 1, 2013, reservations for the Alexandria Senior Taxi service will be made directly with Yellow Cab. In order to obtain a discounted fare, Seniors must enroll for the new program directly with the City of Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services at (703) 746-5999 (then press 1) to obtain the new Senior Taxi Yellow Card. If you do not have a Senior Taxi Yellow card you will pay full fare for taxi service beginning July 1, 2013.
The Alexandria Gazette August 10th Edition featured an article about Senior Driving. To view click on http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2016/081016/Alexandria.pdf. The article begins on page 3.