Transit Services

Marion Transit Services

Marion Transit Services provides public transportation for eligible residents in Marion County on an advance reservations basis.

Eligibility

Marion County residents who do not own or drive a vehicle and who do not have family or friends to assist them have priority for transportation service.

NOTE: Transportation can be available for any age person who is unable to provide transportation for themselves.

Service is provided according to the following needs as space is available:

  1. Medical Needs
  2. Life Sustaining Activities
  3. Education
  4. Work
  5. Business
  6. Recreational

Services Provided By Drivers

Drivers will assist passengers from their doorway into the vehicle, and from the vehicle to the main entrance of their destination. All buses are ADA accessible. Drivers CANNOT assist wheelchairs over more than one step or curb. Wheelchairs must NOT be any wider than 31 inches. Oxygen bottles may be taken if securely attached to the wheelchair or in a small bottle carried by passenger.

Service Animals & Escorts

Certified 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.

Hours of Service

Transportation is available Monday – Friday. Appointments should be made between 9:00am – 2:00pm. 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

You can reserve your trip with Marion Transit Services as early as two weeks in advance, but not later than 72 hours in advance. ngoing trips such as dialysis or therapy may be set up on a permanent schedule. Trips can be reserved by calling: (352) 620-3071 from 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday

Shopping Schedule

Information on our scheduled shopping trips can be obtained by calling our reservation line: (352) 620-3071

Payment For Services

FARE: $2.00 - $5.00 one way depending on location and eligibility. Cash or Pass will be accepted for fare payment. Fare must be paid upon boarding the vehicle. Drivers CANNOT make change. Waivers for Fare may be obtained for qualified individuals by calling: (352) 620-3071 in advance.

Trip Cancellations

If you will not need to use your scheduled trip, please call us to cancel as soon as possible at: (352) 620-3071

No Shows

Passengers who make reservations and are not available for pickup within five 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.

ADA

Transportation is provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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 nation origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggreived by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Marion Senior Services using the complaint form found here.
  • For more information on Marion Senior Services' civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (352) 620-3071, email dhersom@marionseniorservices.org, or visit our administrative office at 1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala, FL 34471. For more information, visit www.marionseniorservices.org.
  • If information is needed in another language, contact (352) 620-3071.