Transportation plays a vital role in independent living for people with disabilities. Depending on where you live, your destination and physical needs, transportation choices might include paratransit, accessible taxis, public transportation or volunteer drivers from nonprofit organizations or state or local government agencies.
For information about disability parking placards, hang tags or license plates, contact your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
Here are a few “quick links” to get you started:
- Your state’s 2-1-1 information line
- Easter Seals guide to finding accessible transportation
- Your local Independent Living Center
- The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for your area
- Visit ElderLocator.gov or call 1-800-677-1116
For more information, check out these sections of Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation:
- Where Can I Get Help Finding a Ride?
- How Can I Find Information about Using Public Transportation (trains, subways and buses)?
- Where Can I Find Help to Make My Vehicle Accessible?
- Where Can I Find Help to Buy a Car or Other Vehicle?
- What Are My Transportation Rights as a Person with a Disability?
- Where Can I Learn about Safety for Older Drivers?
- Where Can I Learn about Air Travel & People with Disabilities?
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