2020 Lorain County Transportation Provider List
Updated: October 1, 2020
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Below is a list of transportation services in Lorain County.  They are listed according to the status of service, due to Covid-19. To quickly find transportation options and other needs for your community, dial 2-1-1. Below is a video to quickly explain how to use the 2-1-1 service.

Don't see your transportation business or transportation service you know about listed below?  Direct the business owner to this page to click the button below to complete a simple form to request to be listed.

The LCADA Way

Service Status: 

Limited Operations

Mental Health Counseling, Transportation, Residential Facilities, Rehabilitation, Information/Referral, Health Care.

Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Service Status: 

Limited Service

Murray Ridge Center provides door-to-door transportation to our school, opportunity/vocational centers, and to some community job sites. We also provide training in accessing public transportation.



Additionally, Murray Ridge Center offers customized, door-to-door transportation to sites of adult day services offered by other DD system providers within Lorain County.

Medical considerations are accounted for during transport, and transportation personnel have extensive training in First Aid/CPR, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and safe vehicle operation. All of our vehicles receive annual vehicle inspections and regular preventative maintenance.

Lorain County Transit

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

This service is offered mainly in Elyria and Lorain. There is also a 2-day a week service contract with Oberlin (Mondays/Thursdays). They are in full operation. Face coverings are required and they are social distancing on the bus.

Lyft Rideshare

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Passengers can then request a ride from a nearby driver. Once confirmed, the app shows the driver's name, ratings by past passengers, and photos of the driver and car. Riders must download the Lyft mobile app to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number, and enter a valid form of payment. After the ride is over, the rider is given the opportunity to provide a tip to the driver, which is also billed to the rider's payment method.

Amtrak

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Train Station - Platform only (no shelter)

Open Arms Transportation

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Access to Care Transportation Provider for Passport and the Disabled

Uber

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Uber is a platform where those who drive and deliver can connect with riders, eaters, and restaurants. In cities where Uber is available, you can use the Uber app to request a ride. When a nearby driver accepts your request, the app displays an estimated time of arrival for the driver heading to your pickup location.

Greyhound

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Onboard Entertainment, Free Wifi, Power Outlets, Extra Legroom | Go Greyhound! ... Almost all our buses are now brand new or refurbished head to toe.

City of Avon

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

The Avon Senior Center Transportation Program (PDF) is an unassisted, curb-to-curb service available to Avon's older adult residents who have no alternative means of transportation.

A Passenger Transportation Information and Waiver form needs to be completed and returned before your first journey with Avon Senior
Transportation Services.

Requests for transportation to radiation, chemotherapy, physical therapy, dialysis, etc. will be taken as scheduling allows.

The transport van is wheelchair accessible.

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Special priority is given to medical appointments.

Transportation Destinations:

• Medical Appointments (First Priority)
• Avon Senior Center Activities
• Grocery Stores
• Pharmacies (Avon only)
• Banking (Avon only)
• Beauty Salons/Barber shops (Avon only)
• Area Malls
• Voting

Pegasus Transit, LLC

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

We are committed to providing safe and affordable transportation to our communities with a focus on quality, service, respect, dependability, and accessibility to all. Our staff is highly trained and extremely responsive to our customer's needs. Each staff member is CPR and First Aid certified to assure the safety of our clients. Pegasus Transit, LLC offers a variety of transportation options, including wheelchair accessibility. Our staff can transport you or a loved one to virtually any engagement, including but not limited to: Hospital & Clinical Appointments, Airport, School, College, Meetings, Training Programs, Employment Sites... & more!

City of Avon Lake - Community Transportation

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Unassisted curb-to-curb service is available to all Avon Lake residents . The transport van has a wheelchair lift available. There is no fee for this service. Transportation is available for local shopping, banks and medical appointments.

Call 440-930-4126 for more information and scheduling.

Transportation Policies and Procedure:

Scheduling for the van is on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. You may schedule up to three weeks in advance.

A Passenger Transportation Information Form must be completed and returned before your first transport.

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come basis.
Wheelchair transportation is available. We are unable to accommodate motorized chairs or scooters.

No Smoking

No Tipping

Seatbelts must be worn at all times. Wheelchairs must have their own seatbelt.

Please be ready 10 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time. We try our best to be punctual. However, traffic, weather conditions, etc., can interfere with schedules.

When your medical appointment is over, you must call the driver at 440-653-1977 to request a pick-up for your return ride.

The final pick-up of the day is at 3:00 p.m. If the passenger is unable to be ready for pick-up by then, they will need to arrange for an alternate means of transportation.

Scheduled stops only; additional same-day requests will not be granted.
Transportation services are canceled when Avon Lake City Schools are closed due to inclement weather. If the van is not operating because of weather or mechanical problems, passengers will be notified by telephone.

Cancellations: Phone in cancellations as soon as possible. Cancellations may be phoned into 440-930-4126 at any time, day or night (voice mail messages are appreciated).

Oberlin Connector

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

By contract with Lorain County Transit (LCT), the city of Oberlin will continue to provide demand-response transit service in Oberlin on Mondays and Thursdays. Schedule Service will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The last pickup time is 5:30 p.m. Call 800-406-7541 to schedule a ride.

Lorain County Veterans Services

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Transportation is provided to and from VA Medical Facilities in Wade Park & Parma and the VA Outpatient Clinic in Sheffield Village. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A morning shuttle is available to Wade Park & Parma. Home pick-ups are provided for appointments at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Sheffield Village. Wheelchair accessible transportation is available.

LifeCare Ambulance Services

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Provides rapid ambulance transportation to health care facilities for acutely ill or injured individuals who need immediate medical intervention both on the scene and en route.

440 Ride

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

440 Ride is not just a ride service. We are a local company helping to tackle Lorain County's transportation problems, ONE RIDE AT A TIME!.

Vermilion Share A Ride

Service Status: 

Normal Operations


Vermilion Share-A-Ride Community Bus is still running. Use the bus to access groceries, pharmacies, medical needs, work, etc.

The Vermilion Share-A-Ride bus provides transportation to our seniors and special needs residents who need help with transportation - or anyone who has transportation needs. Drivers are equipped with hand sanitizer and spray disinfectants.

Lynx EMS, LLC

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

ynx EMS is a private ambulance service that specializes in behavioral health transportation for patients. The service is available in the Greater Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati regions. Lynx provides Basic Life Support (BLS) emergent and non-emergent services to and from private residences, emergency rooms and long-term care, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities.

Lynx is a part of NewVista Healthcare, which serves the behavioral health care continuum by providing healthcare services in a variety of settings:

Skilled nursing and assisted living facilities through NewVista HP

In-patient psychiatric care through our NewVista behavioral health hospitals

Outpatient care, through our Stepping Stone program

CDC Transportation

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

CDC is a personal Car Service Airports, Corporate, Concerts, Shopping Malls etc.

Provide a Ride

Service Status: 

Normal Operations

Healthcare and Medical Transportation Services
Healthcare and medical transportation are at the core of our work for Provide A Ride. We operate both wheelchair accessible and standard passenger vehicles. Additionally, we partner with many other service providers.

Our experience includes full management of programs including benefit administration and utilization
Shuttle programs (both fixed and flexible) frequently prove to be cost effective solutions
Provide A Ride operates government medical transportation programs meeting exacting specifications and requirements
Since 1996, Provide A Ride has worked with Medical Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) within the Medicaid and Medicare community.

For almost 20 years, we have operated over a dozen Medicaid and Medicare MCO transportation benefit program giving us the unique perspective of understanding the subtle differences in these populations. Provide A Ride also has a wealth of experience in the complete operation of Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation programs on behalf of local government agencies.


Public Transit Services
With over 15 years’ experience working under contracts with public transit agencies; Provide A Ride has established a track record of consistently exceeding customer expectations. Paratransit program, working with senior communities and persons with disabilities is firmly within our wheelhouse of expertise.

Provide A Ride is a leading provider of paratransit services and is the leading custom-tailored, value focused transportation services provider in the industry.

Provide A Ride has the added privilege of working under contract with award winning small and large urban transit agencies.


Social Service, Vocational, and Student Transportation Programs
Education continues to be one of our nation's greatest assets and Provide A Ride delivers our special needs students to schools throughout the State of Ohio.

Student safety is our number one priority. Our drivers maintain several certifications which require annual renewal. Many of our certification programs take place at Provide A Ride while others are conducted through outside certification organizations.

These organizations set the standard for the certification our drivers hold:

CPR & First Aid (American Heart Association)
Federal & State Background Check (BCI)
Defensive Driving
Passenger Assistance
Our fleet of customized vehicles provides both wheelchair and ambulatory transportation while conforming to all Department of Education Student Transportation (ODE) regulations. Provide A Ride is able to accommodate students with service animals, scooters, walkers, crutches, and oversized wheelchairs.

All of our drivers are also checked against Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR) to ensure that we always have the most capable and safe drivers transporting our customers' clients.

City of Wellington - Office on Aging

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

Provides transportation for Village of Wellington residents ages 60 and over to destinations including grocery stores, drug stores, hair salons, doctors and dentists. Operated by volunteers. Local destinations are $.50 each way. Social trips are $8 to $30, depending on the trip. This

Lorain Seniors Center

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

When the weather is bad, Transportation Services will run only if road conditions are deemed safe. They have temporarily ceased operations.

Lucy Idol Center Inc.

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

Transportation, Recreation/Social, Developmental & Mental Health Services. They are operating on a limited basis.
Also certified for mental health transportation services.

Amherst City, Office on Aging

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

Transportation is provided to take seniors to doctors’ appointments, drug stores for prescriptions, county-wide agencies for required appointments, as well as for shopping and other essential local travel needs. Those passengers requesting transit to a site within a designated radius of Amherst City limits will be charged the rate of $10.00 round trip. The staff also shops for groceries and will run errands for clients; these trips will be charged at $15.00 per trip. Prescription pick-up and delivery in Amherst only is $8.00. Please contact us for additional pricing.

City of North Ridgeville

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

Offers transportation for older adults age 60 and older living in North Ridgeville and the townships of Carlisle, Columbia, Eaton, Grafton, and LaGrange. Possible destinations include the senior center, medical appointments, grocery shopping and monthly mall trips. A wheelchair van is available for these trips.

El Centro de Servicios Sociales

Service Status: 

Temporarily Closed

Providing services for older Lorain County Hispanic adults including case management, supportive services, limited translation, advocacy, socialization, arts and crafts, and transportation.Older adults must sign up for the El Dorado Senior Center program before services such as transportation can be scheduled. Transportation Services have temporarily ceased operations due to Covid-19.

Alpha Care LTD

Service Status: 

Temporarily Suspended

We offer both medical and non-medical transportation.

Lorain Port Authority - Jet Express & Shuttle Boat Services

Service Status: 

Temporarily Suspended

Jet Express, Shuttle Boat, and Private Boat Reservations


Lorain County Office on Aging

Service Status: 

Temporarily Suspended

Provides nonemergency door-to-door transportation for older adults who require routine medical services and who are unable to use other available means of transportation. Possible destinations include medical, dental, and vision appointments and hospitals or centers for tests or other regular treatment. Transportation are temporarily suspended due to the lack of being able to abide by social distancing.

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