How to Apply​

Please carefully read the following ADA Paratransit and Senior Citizen Transportation application process:

  1. ​Complete and sign the AnchorRIDES Online Application (found below). If you need assistance filling out the online application or require a paper application, please contact the Eligibility Office at 907.343.6543 Extension 2.
        • Visitors to Anchorage who require parat​ransit eligibility must complete the Visitors Application Form (found below). Visitors may receive up to 21 days of temporary eligibility with AnchorRIDES if qualified.

  2. Participate in an in-person transportation skills assessment. This step is not required for applicants applying for Senior Citizen Transportation.

  3. Receipt of the completed medical verification form.

Once the transportation skills assessment is complete and medical verification has been received, a determination of your eligibility will be made within 21 days.  You will be notified of your eligibility by mail.

Those who are determined eligible for ADA paratransit services will receive one or more of the following levels of eligibility:

Full Eligibility:​​​
​There will be no​ restrictions to AnchorRIDES service within the program guidelines.
​Temporary Eligibility:
​AnchorRIDES service will be provided to people who are determined capable of using accessible People Mover bus service, but have a temporary need for AnchorRIDES.
Conditional Eligibility:
​AnchorRIDES service will be provided for certain trips for which it is determined that the person's disability prevents them from using People Mover independently.
Transitional Eligibility:
​AnchorRIDES service will be provided until the person is successfully travel trained for certain trips using People Mover independently.​

To apply for ADA Paratransit - Senior Citizen Transportation or Visitor Eligibility, click the appropriate link below.