The Compton of Compton offers various transportation services to meet the needs of our senior citizens who reside within the City of Compton. These programs are the Compton Dial-a-Ride, Dial-a-Taxi, and MTA Senior Bus Passes.
The Compton Dial-A-Ride Program is designed for senior citizen's 55 years and older and persons with disabilities who reside within the City of Compton. This program is designed to offer curb to curb transportation service to seniors and disabled persons anywhere within the City of Compton boundaries and to satellite points outside of the city including: Kaiser - Bellflower, Downey and Harbor City, Harbor General, Martin Luther King and St. Francis Hospitals.
All passengers must be registered at the Dollarhide Neighborhood Senior Center located at 1108 North Oleander Avenue in the City of Compton. Verification of age and residency is required at time of registration. Disabled persons must show a Braille Institute I.D., Medicare Card or DMV Placard I.D. with photo to meet eligibility requirements. All disabled persons must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for the service.
The following is a list of items each citizen must bring during time of registration:
- Two forms of identification (California ID/Drivers License and the last four numbers of social security card)
- Two emergency contacts
Scheduling a Pick-Up
To schedule a pick-up, please call 310-537-4890 and speak to a dispatcher. A 24 hour answering service is provided for your convenience. When calling please be ready to leave the following information:
- Phone number
- Complete address
- Day and date of your pick-up
- Time you want to be picked up
- Wheel chair lift needed
- Destination name and address
Schedule your trip 24 hours in advance. You may also schedule your trip up to one week in advance. Same day service is subject to availability.
Transportation can arrive 5 minutes before to 15 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time. Please be ready to meet the van at the designated pick-up location.
The cost of the program is $0.25 per one way trip. Drivers are not permitted to collect any fares or receive any tips for providing service. Bus passes or tickets can be purchased at the Dollarhide Neighborhood Senior Center.
Cancelling a Pick Up
Please call 310-537-4890 and speak to a dispatcher at least 2 hours before your trip. If this is not done, it is considered a no-show. Multiple no-shows during any given month may result in suspension of service.
The city is proud to offer a wide variety of transportation services to the Compton senior and disabled community. Knowledgeable and friendly assistance is always available to help with mobility needs for any occasion. Whether you need transportation to the doctor's office or plan to spend the day shopping and dining at our wonderful and exciting Gateway Town Center, we will get you there.
Dial-A-Tax provides services for Compton residents, disabled individuals at least (18) years of age and senior citizens, age 55 and older only.
- Must possess proof of residency
- California Identification Card
- California Drivers License
- Utility Bill with participants name identified
- Social security card
Participants can register for Dial-A-Taxi service by appointment only from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Metro Transit Authority Senior Bus Passes
This is a City subsidized program for the MTA Metro & Bus Lines. Senior Citizens 62 years of age and older may purchase Monthly Bus Passes for $5.00 instead of the original price of $16.00. Verification of age and residency will be required at time of registration.
Disabled persons with passes can purchase it from us also. They are sold from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Dollarhide Neighborhood Senior Center.