Public transit is a regularly scheduled bus, train, or ferry service available to the general public. Public transit services that operate in or connect to Alameda County are listed below. Public transit always features:
What Makes Public Transit Accessible?
- Priority seating on buses and trains
- Designated spaces for at least two wheelchairs
- Audible announcements of bus or transit stops
- Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts or low floor ramps to allow easy entrance and exit
- Bus drivers are trained to assist with securing wheelchairs and to allow passengers extra time to be seated and to get on and off the vehicle
- BART stations have elevators and escalators to all levels and level boarding from platforms to trains
- Route and schedule information is available by telephone, online, or in print (in accessible formats such as Braille or large print if needed)
Have Questions? Call 5-1-1
Have questions about the public transit services in your area? Call 5-1-1, visit www.511.org, or contact your local transit agency directly. The 5-1-1 service provides information on how to connect to public transportation in other counties as well.
Clipper® is an electronic transit card that can be used on most transit services in the Bay Area.
Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Clipper Card for People with Disabilities
How Can You Get One?
- Review the information at 511.org.
- Complete the eligibility form at 511.org.
- Gather supporting documentation, e.g., California Department of Motor Vehicles Placard Registration, Medicare card, or Medical Certification form.
- Contact your local transit agency to submit the application and a small fee, and take your photo.