Traveling in Corpus Christi is easy. Traffic is lighter here compared to other large American cities, and there are many transportation options available: affordable rentals, taxis, and buses. There is much to see in Corpus Christi, as well as its surrounding cities. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, it's well-known for its beautiful bay and beaches overlooking Padre and Mustang islands. The city has the biggest stretch of an undeveloped barrier island in the world, and it is also famous for The Padre Island National Seashore, which is home to the Kemp's ridley sea turtles, an endangered species. It is also home to the USS Lexington, a WWII aircraft carrier.
The CCRTA is simple to use. Their customer service center can provide information on schedules and routes, as well as fares, passes, and transfers. There is also an automated bus schedule telephone number that provides details on all route schedules and times.
You are expected to have your fare ready before boarding, and this can be in the form of cash, bus passes, or transfers. Currently, credit and debit cards aren't accepted. Those who travel regularly by bus will benefit from getting weekly or monthly passes.
Reduced fare is available for those over the age of 60 years, those who carry a Medicare Card, or those who have a disability. Information on how to apply for this reduced fare is available from the CCRTA Customer Service Center.
All buses have either wheelchair lifts or ramps for those needing assistance. Also, the buses can kneel to make it easier for you to board. Ask the operator if you need this type of support. Additionally, seating areas are reserved for older adults and for those with disabilities to make it easier for them to board or exit the bus.
Numerous taxi services are offering competitive rates, with many offering distinct services. For instance, Green-N-Go Cabs offer eco-friendly energy efficient hybrid cars, Gulf Coast Taxis are available 24 hours a day, and American Can Company gives discount rates for Senior Citizens.
The Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica) provides mobility for seniors. They arrange community-oriented transportation through a national transportation network.
Along with Uber and Lyft, there is a new ride-sharing service called Tride Rideshare. While Uber and Lyft may be cutting back services due to a new city rideshare ordinance requiring fingerprint background check, Tride is planning to increase its rides because it is willing to work with the new rules.
Free Elder Care is an organization devoted to helping seniors with a variety of tasks, including getting help with transportation. At present, the organization has more than 10,000 volunteers. Besides the option of providing personal transportation, they can help seniors figure out how to get bus passes, use a ride-sharing service, hire a taxi, or plan their trips around the city.
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