Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service 

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Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service is a shared-ride van service for seniors (65 and older) and persons 18 and over with a disability who are El Cerrito residents 94530. The door-to-door shuttle is funded by Measure J Sales Tax.

The door-to-door shuttle providing rides to medical appointments, local grocery stores, shopping centers, religious services, personal care appointments, and visiting friends for only $3 each way.  Our service area spans El Cerrito city limits.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10AM-2PM
  • Wednesdays: 12PM-2PM

Please note that during COVID-19 Easy Ride trips will be single rider trips with the exception being two riders living in the same household. 

  • All riders must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of the vehicle will be done before and after each rider.
  • If you are not feeling well or are having any COVID-like symptoms, you will not be permitted to use the service.
All trips require advance reservation. Registration for our Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service is required.  Registration in the program must be renewed annually. Call (510) 559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us to reserve your ride, for more information, to register or to see if you qualify for these services.

Cost is $3 per trip.

Benefits of our low-cost service:
  • Friendly staff
  • Low-cost fare compared to local agencies.
  • Efficient and convenient for local appointments.
  • Less wait time versus using public transportation.
Applications require a government issued photo I.D. or a photo I.D. with utility bill to verify residency.  If applicant is 18 and older but under 65 years old, it is required to submit a doctor's note verifying medical disability.  Please attach supporting documentation with your transportation application and return to our offices, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530, Attn: Easy Ride.  Any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (510) 559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

In addition to regular Easy Ride Paratransit Senior & Disabled Transportation Service, we offer monthly Easy Ride Senior Shopping Trips to nearby stores outside of El Cerrito city limits including 99 Ranch/Pacific East Mall, Costco, Target and Sprouts. Trips outside of El Cerrito city limits are $8 round-trip.  Please call (510) 559-7000 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for dates and times of monthly Easy Ride Senior Shopping Trips.

*Please be advised that in some cases, reservations are based on driver's availability and social activities that may impact transportation.

Scheduling a Reservation
  • Reservations can be made one day in advance up to two weeks in advance.
  • $3 per ride
  • Payment is required at the time of pickup.
  • Shuttle ticket books are available for purchase for $30 (10-tickets per book; $3 per ticket)
  • Tickets may be purchased via cash, check or money order made out to "City of El Cerrito"
No Show/Cancellation Policy
If a rider is not present during the reservation pickup times, this is considered a "no-show".  There is a 3 no-show/cancellation policy within a 3-month period.  If the minimum occurrence has been reached the following will occur:
  • 1st occurrence on any no-show will receive a verbal warning.
  • 2nd occurrence will receive a letter detailing the 1st and 2nd occurrence.
  • 3rd occurrence will result in suspension of service.
Bag Limitations
  • Riders must be able to carry no more than 2-3 bags/packages on their own.
  • Bags must fit at the feet of the rider.
  • Bags should not exceed 10 pounds total.
  • Drivers will not be able to help carry packages that exceeds the weight limit or take them inside living accommodations or facilities.
Mask Policy
  • Masks are required for everyone regardless of vaccination status.

Click here for Easy Ride Application