Transportation for Seniors

Escorted Transportation Service/Northwest provides rides to/from medical appointments on a scheduled basis. For more information, call 847.222.9227. 

Village transportation programs for seniors and citizens with disabilities in the community, are monitored, evaluated and coordinated i.e. township programs, PRC and PACE.  Presently, efforts are being made to address the transportation needs of wheelchair users. PACE/RTA offers free fares on fixed bus routes and trains for persons age 65 and older. An RTA Card is needed. 

Applications are available at the senior center. A photo, as well as a copy of a government issued photo identification must accompany the application to RTA. The senior center will take the required photo and make the copy of the identification. RTA requires three to six weeks to send the card to the applicant. 

Additional transportation programs for senior citizens include:

  • Wheeling Township Dial A Ride and Route Services Programs
    847.259.7743

  • Elk Grove Township Dial A Ride
    847.437.0300

  • RTA Paratransit ADA, providing special services for individuals with disabilities
    312.917.4357

  • Escorted Transportation Services, for Medical and Dental purposes, located at the Arlington Heights Senior Center
    847.222.9227

  • Northwest Community Hospital 
    847.618.6410

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center 
    847.228.6394

  • Holy Family Hospital Caravan Program
    847.297.1800 x2626

  • Paratransit Resource Center
    847.297.5067

  • Pace's Arlington Heights-Rolling Meadows Call n Ride.  The Call-n-Ride service goes to the Senior Center and other local destinations on weekdays between 6:10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    224.803.9277