The City will be offering discounted Uber rides for senior 55 and older and the disabled to any destination. 50 percent of the ride cost, to a maximum of $5, will be paid by the rider. For the first two months of the pilot seniors and disabled can get up to 40 free rides per month. Rides will be allowed up to 15 miles outside of Laguna Beach for medical purposes only. 50 percent of the cost of these rides, to a maximum of $8, will be paid by the rider. Medical appointments rides would have to be called in advance, and cannot be scheduled through the Uber app. Low income discounts of $1 per ride will be offered to riders who meet the income criteria. You will be charged for each ride that you take (one-way). If you take a round trip ride, you will be charged each way.
For those who do not have access to the Uber smart phone application, a special phone number will be provided where riders can call and schedule their Uber ride. Service is offered Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sally's Fund provides free transportation to and from the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center. Residents 60 years plus can schedule a ride to attend the lunch program or classes Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The City of Laguna Beach sponsors Sally's Fund.
Cost: Free to or from the Susi Q.
Transportation should be scheduled in advance and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call (949) 499-4100 for an appointment or for more information.
Age Well Senior Services
Age Well Senior Services provides free, non-emergency medical transportation for Laguna Beach residents at least 60 years old to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
Age Well Senior Services also provides non-emergency medical transportation to locations outside Laguna Beach in Irvine, Newport Beach, and San Clemente a maximum distance of 15 miles from residence. They will also drive to Kaiser Anaheim and Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Riders must be at least 60 years of age and ineligible for OCTA Access services.
Cost: $2 for a one-way trip. Rides must be scheduled at least 24-hours in advance. Care attendants ride free of charge.
To schedule a ride call (949) 855-9766.
The mission of JFFS's Silver Streak is to keep seniors and people with disabilities healthy, independent and connected to things that give life meaning and purpose.
Silver Streak helps older adults, 60+, who cannot drive maintain their connections to friends and family, be active and involved in the community, run important errands, and attend medical and social service appointments. The program also serves individuals under 60 with temporary and permanent disabilities.
Get Started Today! Call Sandy Baren at 949.435.3460, ext. 354, or e-mail her at Sandy@JFFS.org, to sign up for services or schedule a group ride.
Seniors receive a discount on fares for the fixed-route bus route in the City of Laguna Beach.
Cost: Senior citizens (65+ years) $.30; 20 ride punch pass (65+) $6.00. Free passes are available for low income seniors at the Susi Q Center front counter.
Seniors receive a discount on fares for the fixed-route bus routes operated by the Orange Country Transportation Authority. For more information, please call (714) 560-5932.
Cost: Seniors rates, $.75 single trip, 1-day pass $1.50, 7-day pass $8.25, 30-day pass $22.25. Click here to purchase OCTA bus passes online.
A person is eligible for OCTA ACCESS service if they are unable to board or exit a fixed-route bus, get to or from a bus stop due to physical and/or environmental barriers, or does not understand how to ride the bus. Eligibility is based on a person's functional abilities and limitations due to a disability, not a specific diagnosis or disability.
OCTA has a formal certification process that follows ADA guidelines. Click here to download an application, please call the ACCESS Eligibility Office at (714) 560-5956 or download the application from our website.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m.-11 p.m.
Cost: $2.70 per person, one-way, curb-to-curb service. Additional $4.00 per trip charge for service to the door.