DOT Paratransit Program

Information on the DOT Paratranist Program.

Page updated on Jun 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM


DOT Paratransit Van 

DOT is the City of Alexandria's specialized transportation service for residents of the City of Alexandria and visitors who cannot use regular transit buses or rail due to their disability. Accommodations are made for visitors with disabilities for a cumulative 21 day period, during a 365 day period beginning with the visitor's first use of service during the 365 day period. Visitors must present documentation that they are eligible to receive ADA paratransit services in the jurisdiction in which they reside. You may contact the Paratransit Coordinator at 703-746-4084 to arrange complementary paratransit service. Trips are provided by taxicabs and wheelchair accessible vans. DOT provides service throughout the City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Fairfax City.

DOT Service Operates seven days a week during the following times:

Monday - Thursday 
5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 
5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

DOT trips are scheduled on an advance reservation basis. Trips should be scheduled no later than one day in advance and can be scheduled up to 14 days prior to the day of the trip. The DOT passenger fare shall be $3.00 per trip for inside the City and up to 5 miles outside the City, and $5.00 per trip for all 5 mile and over, outside the City trips.  The fare must be paid at the time the trip is taken. If you are certified to have a Personal Care Attendant (someone to assist you while traveling), the Personal Care Attendant rides with you at no charge.To apply for the DOT program, an eligibility application must be completed and returned to the Office of Transit Services and Programs (OTS&P). A medical professional is required to complete a portion of the application. Eligibility will be determined by OTS&P, and certification will be mailed to applicants with instruction on how to reserve DOT service.

You can download a DOT application(1.0Mb) in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking on this link

For more information or to receive an application please contact the Paratransit Coordinator at 703.746.4084 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.