Programs are available to help you get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other destinations. Limited group transportation is also available.

Page updated on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Door Thru Door is a grant funded program that provides trained escorts to accompany adults who need assistance, age 18 or older, to medical appointments. The service is available for residents of the City of Alexandria or Arlington County. The service area includes the City of Alexandria and Arlington County as well as 10 miles beyond these boundaries. There is currently no charge for the escorts. The cost of transportation (senior taxi, DOT or similar programs in Arlington County) for the adult and the escort is the responsibility of the individual. For more information or to make a reservation call 202-638-0736 between 9am and 4pm.

Group Grocery Shopping Trips are offered through the Office of Aging and Adult Services on specially scheduled routes for individuals age 60 or over. Riders are limited to two grocery bags. Please contact Sadina Vanison (703)751-0078 for schedules.

Special Transportation Unit (STU), Operates a small fleet of buses and vans. STU vehicles include: three wheelchair accessible buses for 28 passengers (24/2 with wheelchair occupants); one twelve passenger van; and one lift-equipped mini van that can one wheelchair and three passengers. STU vehicles are available for charter when they are not in normal use for Office of Aging and Adult Services programs. Priority in scheduling is given to senior citizen groups in the community. For special charter vehicle rates and to arrange a trip, contact Sadina Vanison, the STU Supervisor, at (703)751-0078 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Charters require a minimum one month advance notice.

Senior Taxi is a program for individuals age 60 and older that will transport them to medical appointments, the pharmacy and the grocery store anywhere within city limits for a cost of $2.00 each way. Senior taxi is also available for medical appointments within 5 miles outside of the city limits for $2.50 each way. Senior Services of Alexandria provides the reservation service for this program and can be reached at 703-836-4414 ext. 15.

DOT is the City of Alexandria's specialized transportation service for residents of Alexandria and visitors who cannot use regular transit buses or rail due to their disability. For more information, contact the Paratransit Coordinator at (703) 746-4079 weekdays beween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or click here.

Related Links

  • DASH Bus Service
  • MetroAccess is a shared ride, door to door transportation service for persons with disabilities.
  • American Cancer Society offers free transportation for patients receiving treatment. Call 1-888-227-6333
  • Medicaid/FAMIS – (Logisticare Transportation Service) Free round trip transportation for Medicaid and FAMIS clients 1(866)386-8331 and press (7) and 1(866)836-1570 for dialysis transportation services