Orange County's Senior Mobility Program
Made possible in part by the generous support of the Orange County Transportation Authority and Orange County’s Measure M2 (OC Go) half-cent sales tax, the Senior Mobility Program promotes lifelong mobility through the provision of affordable, older adult-oriented transportation services.
The program, which subsidizes the cost of taxi travel for Laguna Woods residents who are at least 60 years of age, features general travel vouchers (taxi bucks), non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and Irvine Station (Transportation Center) travel vouchers. All Senior Mobility Program transportation is provided by taxicabs operated by California Yellow Cab.
General Travel Vouchers, or Taxi Bucks
Taxi bucks, which save residents 30% of the cost of taxi trips, are available in books valued at $50 (sold for $35) and $100 (sold for $70), and can be used for any trip beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to or from any point in Orange County with the exception of John Wayne Airport.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
NEMT by taxi can be arranged by City Hall staff at deeply subsidized rates that save residents between 50% and 87%. NEMT travel vouchers are also available for select destinations. Service is available for any non-emergency medical trip beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to or from any facility in Orange County or the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Depending on the length of the trip, resident costs range from $6 to $16 one way.
Irvine Station (Transportation Center) Travel Vouchers
Special destination travel vouchers are available for taxi trips beginning or ending in Laguna Woods to the Irvine Station at a rate that saves residents 60%. For $10 one way, residents are able to travel to the Irvine Station to connect with passenger rail and bus services provided by Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL), Metrolink (800-371-LINK), the Orange County Transportation Authority (714-636-RIDE) and others.
Please note that an annual enrollment fee of $10 per person is typically charged per fiscal year.
For more information, please contact City Hall at 949-639-0500.
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