GoGeo limited paratransit now offers service to residents age 65 and older

Oct 27, 2022

GoGeo, the City’s limited paratransit service, now is available to Georgetown residents age 65 and older.

Georgetown residents age 65 and older can request curb-to-curb service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligible riders will pay $2 per trip and are required to make a reservation by 4 p.m. the previous day either through the City website or by calling 512-478-RIDE (7433).

City Council elected to expand the services to include residents age 65 and older during a workshop session on June 28, 2022.

“The City of Georgetown remains committed to providing exceptional services where they are needed,” Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder said. “The council recognizes the need for our residents to access services, such as healthcare and shopping, and we know this service will help us meet the needs of our residents, particularly those with disabilities or our older residents who would need a ride.”

The City’s limited paratransit service, which is operated by Capital Area Rural Transportation System, or CARTS, as a subcontractor for CapMetro, currently serves 321 customers. The limited paratransit service is available to people with disabilities. Eligibility and screening for limited paratransit services is provided, through a paper application, by the CARTS. Georgetown residents age 65 and older can simply call CARTS at 512-478-RIDE (7433) to complete an intake form.

This year, the City will provide two vehicles for curb-to-curb GoGeo services. The cost for limited paratransit and 65 and older service is estimated at $575,753. The City will pay $345,452, and the remaining cost would be covered through a match from the Federal Transit Administration.

CARTS’ Interurban Coach bus service between Georgetown and Austin will continue. The bus picks up passengers from two stops in Georgetown, at Ninth and Main streets and 3620 S. Austin Ave., twice a day Monday through Friday and has several stops on the way to and in Austin, including University Oaks, Tech Ridge Park & Ride, and Austin Greyhound.

For more information about the GoGeo program, visit gogeo.georgetown.org.

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