As our population ages, personal transportation becomes a concern. Changing eyesight, reduced mobility and other health issues can make it challenging for seniors to get around. Our Bullhead City auto accident attorney shares helpful information about local options for senior transportation.
Bullhead Area Transit System (BATS)
BATS offers three fixed bus routes with a total of 56 stops within the city limits. Hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. One-way fares are only $1, all-day passes are $4 and a monthly pass for unlimited rides is $30 for seniors aged 60 and over.
If limited mobility prevents you or a loved one from using the public transit system, the city provides Dial-a-Ride for curb-to-curb service. Transportation is by appointment, which can be scheduled anywhere from one day to two weeks in advance.
Live dispatchers are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday between 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., but the message line is open all other hours. Fares are $2 each way. Eligible passengers must be approved by submitting an application online or at City Hall.
Bullhead City Senior Transportation
The median age of Bullhead City residents is just over 50, with a sizable percentage of people between the ages of 65 and 74, so city executives are sensitive to the needs of senior citizens. They have partnered with the River Valley Seniors Association to operate Bullhead City Senior Transportation.
Rides are available upon request Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 1p.m. Drivers provide beyond-the-curb service with assistance for riders with disabilities, who make up 15 percent of their passengers. Destinations include doctors’ offices and other medical facilities, shopping centers, post offices and the senior nutrition center.
Our Bullhead City Auto Accident Attorney Is Ready to Help
Despite precautions, seniors may be injured in a traffic accident while riding as a passenger. Call (602) 977-1900 anytime to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Bullhead City auto accident attorney at Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys. The call is free and there are no out-of-pocket costs, as we don’t get paid until you get paid.