Community Activities and Rehabilitation Transportation (CART)
Frequently Asked Questions about CART
What is Community Activities and Rehabilitation Transportation?
Community Activities and Rehabilitation Transportation (CART) is a transit service providing consumers and their family members with greater access to community events and activities such as committee meetings, peer-support groups, and or employment/training.
Can I use this service instead of using public transportation?
The CART is NOT a replacement for public transportation. It is meant to supplement rather then replace it.
Can I use this service to get to work?
For those using the service for employment, the CART is a starting point for those individuals who are looking to become mobile. However, it is not a permanent solution to mobility. It is designed to help individuals who are willing to set up a plan to eventually become independent (i.e. bicycle, public transportation, own car, etc.).
How do I make a request for a ride?
- Simply call the information and reservation number (209) 238-9436 and provide the following information:
- Your requested destination
- The proposed date & time of transport
- Where you need to be picked up at
- Your name and a call back number
- We will call you back to confirm your reservation. Until you receive the call back, you do NOT have a scheduled ride.
Will I need an appointment every time I want a ride?
Yes, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, in order to assure that the service schedule runs smoothly. Please make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
Do I have to meet somewhere for them to pick me up?
If you live within Modesto or Ceres, we will come to your residence. In outlying areas there may be specific pick up and drop off points. Please call for more information.
What are the hours of operation?
CART runs from 5am-11pm Monday thru Friday (except Holidays), by appointment only.
What will it cost?
There is no fee for this service.
Can I take my child with me?
Only those over the age of 18 years may ride on CART.
Who can use this transportation?
Any consumer or family member, 18 or over, can ride as long as seats are available and you have a reservation.
How far in advance will I have to make a reservation?
Reservations should be requested at least 24 hours in advance.
Does CART run on weekends?
NO, CART only runs Monday- Friday.
What areas will CART be servicing?
The CART will travel throughout Modesto and Ceres, as well as the surrounding areas of Oakdale, Riverbank, Turlock, and Patterson.
To make your reservation, call (209)238-9436.
Seats are limited, so make your reservation early. All reservations are made on a “first call, first serve” basis.
We look forward to serving your transportation needs!
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