The Wheels Para-Taxi Program is a premium paratransit service, which provides flexible same day transportation service for ADA-certified Wheels Dial-A-Ride riders. Para-Taxi is offered in addition to the Dial-A-Ride paratransit service. You are encouraged to use taxis and TNC’s (Transit Network Companies) such as Uber and Lyft for some of the trips you would normally use Dial-A-Ride.
The Para-Taxi Program offers many advantages over Dial-A-Ride, such as same day and direct service. This means you travel on your schedule, not Dial-A-Ride’s. You don’t have to share the ride, which means you get to your destination faster!
Para-Taxi is great for return trips and the final cost after the reimbursement is often less than a Dial-A-Ride ticket. If you wish to travel with a friend, there is no extra charge.
Para-Taxi is easy to use and with just three easy steps, you’ll find it more convenient than ever to get around town.
- Pay your taxi driver the full meter fare at the end of your trip, as you would typically do when you use taxi service.
- Ask the driver for a receipt at the end of your trip.
- Fill out the Reimbursement Request Form [PDF] form and return it along with your receipt to Wheels to receive reimbursement for a portion of your taxi ride.
For additional information about the Wheels Para Taxi Program, click here to download a copy of the Para-Taxi Brochure [PDF]
Transit Network & Taxi Companies
DeSoto Cab – (925) 777-7777
Yellow Cab – (925) 999-9999
Silver Cab Company – (925) 734-8888