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ADA FAQs

How do I know if I am eligible for ADA services? Where can I get an application?

To determine ADA Eligibility look under ADA Applications

How long do I have to wait for my application to be certified?

Once the completed application is received by our ADA Coordinator, a determination is made within 21 days. You will receive notification of the determination in writing.

I need assistance boarding / de-boarding. Can I bring a caregiver with me and how much does it cost?

One Personal Care Attendant (PCA) may accompany you for free, as long as your ADA certification specifies the need for a PCA. A PCA is anyone whose purpose is to help you meet your personal needs.  You must reserve the space for your PCA when scheduling your trip. The PCA must be picked up and dropped off at the same address as you. Additionally, you may bring one guest on any ADA trip. You must reserve a space for your guest when scheduling your trip. Your guest must pay the standard $3.00 ADA fare, each way.

What are the hours and days of ADA service?

SMART provides ADA service during the same days and hours that the Fixed Route system is in operation. If a person can travel to a destination using Fixed Route at a certain time of day, an ADA eligible person is also able to travel to the same destination using ADA service. Likewise, if a person cannot travel to a destination using the Fixed Route at a certain time of day, SMART is unable to provide ADA service.

What number do I call to schedule a trip?

You can reserve trips on the SMART ADA service by calling (866) 962-5515 or the ADA
at 1-800-649-3777 or dial 711. For more detailed information review ADA Ridership Guidelines.

How many packages / bags may I bring on the bus?

You many only bring as many items as you are able to carry or secure to your wheelchair/scooter.  Items that you are unable to hang onto during transport may become dangerous to your fellow passengers.