ADA Customers Can Ride Fixed-Route Buses Free

Effective Sunday, March 30, Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation system, will permit Palm Tran Connection ADA-eligible customers to ride Palm Tran’s fixed-route buses at no charge.

Customers who wish to participate in this new program are required to register and will receive a new Palm Tran Connection ADA ID card. Existing customers will need to request the new ADA ID card if they wish to use the fixed-route service at no charge.

To make boarding a fixed-route bus easier for disabled customers, Palm Tran buses will be modified to create one semi-permanent position for non-ambulatory customers in the front of the bus. This will provide an open area for customers using a wheelchair or scooter.

In addition, new stickers have been affixed in each bus near the other front seats stressing the importance of offering these seats to people who have a greater need for the seat or the space.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners recommended that Palm Tran initiate this program in January. Currently, Palm Tran Connection ADA customers pay half fare on fixed-route buses. For more information, call (561) 649-9838, option 4.