Marion Transit Services
Marion Transit provides public transportation to all persons in our service area (Marion County, FL) however it is designed to maximize usage by transportation disadvantaged persons in general.
“Is to provide Public Transportation that offers riders a high-quality safe, reliable, and efficient paratransit experience”.
- High Passenger Satisfaction
- On-time Performance
- Minimized Passenger Dwell (Wait) Time
- Passenger Safety
- Deliver Excellent Customer Service
- Safe Driving
Marion County residents who are unable to drive or who do not have family or friends to transport them may be eligible to ride with Marion Transit. Transportation Disadvantaged criteria includes having a mental or physical disability, income level at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline or age 60+ or <16 years old.
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Please call 352-620- 3071 to see if you are eligible to ride.
Our typical clients request trips for:
Medical Needs, Life Sustaining Activities, Education, Work, Business, Recreational
All Marion Transit buses are ADA accessible. Our buses provide origin to destination transportation and drivers will assist you from your doorway into the vehicle and from the vehicle to the main entrance of your destination. Drivers CANNOT assist wheelchairs over more than one step or curb. Wheelchairs must NOT exceed the lift maximum weight limits posted on the bus. Any Oxygen bottles may be taken if securely attached to the wheelchair or in a small bottle that may safely secured.
Service Animals & Escorts
Service Animals are allowed to accompany passengers, however Marion Transit must be notified of this when reservation is made. Passengers may also have one escort for assistance if medically necessary. PLEASE GIVE US THIS INFORMATION WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION SO SPACE CAN BE RESERVED.
Be sure to check out our brochure by clicking Here
You can also view our Ridership Criteria by clicking Here
Hours of Service
Marion Transit operates buses Monday through Friday and transportation begins the day as early as 5:00am and concludes usually by 7:00pm.
Reservations will work with you to accommodate your transportation requests, however, your appointments should be made between 9:00am – 2:00pm so we can get you to them on-time.
Appointments for persons living in outlying areas should be made between 10:00am – 1:00pm.
NOTE: Residents living in outlying areas may need to be ready 3 hours prior to appointment. Dialysis patients with early, late or Saturday appointments may make special arrangements with us. Limited service is available on major Holidays.
Scheduling Your Trip
A Reservationist will assist you to book your trip with Marion Transit as early as two weeks in advance, but no later than 72 hours in advance. Ongoing trips such as dialysis or therapy may be set up on a permanent schedule.
Trips may be reserved by calling: (352) 620-3071 from 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday – Friday.
Many Marion Transit clients have no means of getting to the grocery store. On selected days trips arranged to various shopping locations so that clients can purchase essentials. Reservations can provide you with details and restrictions.
Payment For Services
FARE: $2.00 for one-way trips. Exact Cash or Pass will be accepted for fare payment. Fare must be paid upon boarding the vehicle. Drivers CANNOT make change.
Note: If qualified, Fare Waivers may be obtained.
Call (352) 620-3071 in advance.
Riders who cancel trips on the scheduled trip day prevent others from reserving a ride that day. Illness/Emergencies may require same day cancellation, however, please make all efforts to cancel a trip by noon on the day prior to your appointment to avoid this.
If you will not need to use your scheduled trip, please call us to cancel as soon as possible at: (352) 620-3071.
Passengers who make reservations and are not available for pickup within five (5) minutes after bus arrives to pick you up will be considered a “NO-SHOW”. After three No-Shows, your transportation service may be suspended for 30 days. Also taken into account will be any pattern or practice of missing trips before being suspended as required by 49 CFR 37.125(h).
Transportation is provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Click here for the Reasonable Modification Policy.
Notifying The Public Of Rights Under Title VI
- Marion Senior Services operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Marion Senior Services, Inc. – Marion Transit using the complaint form found here.
- For more information on Marion Senior Services, Inc. – Marion Transit civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (352) 620-3071 or visit our administrative office at:
1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala, FL 34471.
- If information is needed in another language, contact (352) 620-3071.