Consultant Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM PT
  • Sat - Sun: 5:00 AM - 5:30 PM PT

How to Get Around Detroit Without Driving

Detroit is famous for appearing in many entertainment fronts such as movies and music features. The city has a rich history that is in the people, architecture, as well as the dynamic economic growth. The ever-busy city can be overwhelming to you and your loved ones especially if you have to move around without a car. However, you can explore the following taxi services, senior care providers, and other public transportation organizations to help you move around the city.

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

RTA serves Detroit with coordinated public transit in the four-county region. Seniors with valid RTA Identification can access the Bus Rapid Transit as well as the Light Rail Transit at lower costs. This system is also safer, faster, and more reliable for seniors than the local bus services since it has special reservations and accommodation features for seniors.

Taxi Services

Taxi services are available to and from the airport as well as operating around the city. The good thing about taxi services is that you can access them on the phone, online and you can hail them in the city. You can even pre-pay for rides to be taken by your guests. If your parents are in town, you can send them a cab to pick and drop them at their convenience. Reliable taxi services in Detroit include Detroit Airport Taxi, Checker, and Metro easy Ride.

Special Senior Transportation Services

Many people have to arrange for their senior loved ones to travel over long distances. Special senior transportation services come in handy since they are reliable, and they help in saving costs. In Detroit, companies such as The Ride provide a Gold Card Ride for seniors that come with reduced fares, shared rides, as well as free rides for seniors over 65. Convenient transport gives seniors independence to run their errands, attend to doctor's appointments and socialize even with little to zero incomes.

Ride-Sharing Services

Familiar ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft operate in Detroit. All you need to have is a smartphone, and you can access transportation services from the comfort of your home. Seniors can get help from family members to get rides to and from Detroit. You can look up these services online and compare prices. The fact that these services are available in many cities gives you familiarity and convenience.

Personalized Help To Find The Right Ride

VRide Detroit is a vanpool that assists people to get access to convenient transport. It is especially helpful to seniors and physically challenged individuals who need special transportation. VRide team provides you with safe, reliable, and affordable transportation while saving your money, time and the environment.

Contact the Detroit Area Aging Agency (DAAA) to get information on transportation services and explore the diverse, low-cost transportation services in Detroit city. You can call (313) 446 4444 to arrange rides in advance for health care needs. You can also call 2-1-1, the state’s Health, and Human Services line, to find out what is available near you.

Learn more about Detroit Senior Services here:

Detroit Concierge Services

Detroit Rehab Centers

Detroit Senior Centers

Detroit Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Detroit Hospitals

Things to Do in Detroit

Senior-Friendly Workplaces in Detroit

Detroit Veterans Support Groups

Find assisted living in Detroit near you.