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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Whitley County Transit

TRANSPORTATION FOR EVERY AGE!

WCT provides a door-to-door public transport service for individuals who reside in Whitley County utilizing 11 wheelchair equipped vans and a van that is not wheelchair equipped Monday - Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Our service is on a first come first serve basis and is limited to our available capacity. We do not evaluate or pre-qualify our riders. Clients may use this service for many different transportation needs, including trips to the doctor's office or hospital, their place of employment, or local events. Transportation is also available for young school aged children to daycare or kindergarten. Feel free to call 248-8944 ext. 1, for more information and to reserve a ride.

WCT is a service provided by the Whitley County Council on Aging with funding provided in part by the county government, United Way of Whitley County, Whitley County Community Foundation, AIHS Title IIIB Funds from the Older American's Act program, fundraising efforts, and charitable contributions. WCT provides affordable, public transportation throughout Whitley County for everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or ancestry.

Reservations

TRIP RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE 24 to 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Call (260) 248-8944 ext. 1 or (800) 290-1697 between 8:00AM and 1:00PM for a trip the next business day or up to 30 days in advance. Trips are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, so call please call ahead to assure a ride.The scheduler will need the following information in order to set up your ride:

  1. Your name
  2. Travel date
  3. How many people will be accompanying you
  4. Pick up and destination addresses
  5. What time you need to be at your destination
  6. What time you would like to be picked up (if applicable)
  7. Medicaid number (if applicable)

Pick up times are scheduled to allow us to pick you up as close to your appointment as possible. Be ready to ride 15 minutes before your scheduled time. To ensure that we stay on schedule, the drivers are required to wait only 5 minutes for a passenger before proceeding to the next stop. Call us if a van has not arrived to pick you up within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment.

WCT provides a door-to-door public transport service for ALL individuals who reside in Whitley County utilizing 11 wheelchair equipped vans and a van that is not wheelchair equipped Monday - Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.

Cancellations must be reported in advance to avoid a "no-show" fee of $7.00 in town and $12.00 out of town.

Please note WCT is a shared transportation service. You may have to wait while other clients are being picked up or dropped off before arriving at your destination.

Other Information

Please see our Title VI LEP Plan and Reasonable Modification/Accommodations Document

Please read our Rider's Guide for more information. The Spanish version can be found HERE.

Hours

WCT operates Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Service will not be available in observance of normal holidays or on the weekends.

Fares

The fares listed below are per person and based on one-way trips. Please note that senior citizens 60 and older can ride within Whitley County for a monetary donation.

  • $4.00 for trips within 4 miles of the city limits / $3.00 for children 6-12 accompanied by an adult (1st child free)
  • $7.00 for trips within Whitley County / $3.00 for children 6-12 accompanied by an adult (1st child free)
  • $27.00 one way for trips outside of Whitley County up to 30 miles
  • Children 5 and under ride free when accompanied by an adult
  • Infants ride free, but adult must provide the car seat
  • Out of county $54.00 R/T
  • Veteran $20.00 R/T*  *Trips for Whitley County Veterans to medical appointments is subsidized by the Community Foundation of Whitley County.
  • Seniors 60+ donation only*, service is not denied to anyone who is not able to donate.  *Seniors 60+ traveling to and from employment public rates apply

Prepaid punch cards, which provide $25.00 worth of rides for $20.00, are available at the office.

 Closed on the following Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4t, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  For questions, call (260) 248-8944 or (800) 290-1697.

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