To Live and Ride in L.A.: An Accessibility Guide for Visitors

Where the handicapped find medical equipment rental in L.A.

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Los Angeles is home to beautiful beaches, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and some of the biggest attractions in Southern California. It’s also one of the most accessible. From tourist spots to public transportation, Los Angeles makes it easy for folks with disabilities to see the City of Angels. In an article written earlier this year, Rent It Today listed some of our favorite accessible sites throughout the city. Now, we’d like to give you a guide to help you get around L.A. Below, we’ve provided information on several types of transportation for visitors who might need a little assistance when touring the town.

Access Paratransit Services: The CTSA provides low-cost transportation service to ADA paratransit eligible individuals to any location within .75 mile of any fixed bus or METRO Rail station. Access Paratransit operates curb-to-curb 24 hours a day, seven days a week and utilizes a fleet of small buses, mini-vans, and taxis. Accessibility granted.

CityRide: CityRide is an assistance program provided by the L.A. Department of Transportation for individuals in the city that are 65 and older or those that need supports to accommodate a disability. The program offers participants reduced costs for permitted taxi rides or Dial-A-Ride services.

Metro: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority operates buses equipped with automatic wheelchair lifts. Metro is also the primary funding source for Access Services (see above).

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Tom Landry
Tom Landry

This is great! One of the biggest challenges we face when taking family vacations to a big city is how to get my dad around. Things like this ensure we can all get the most out of the trip!