Kalamazoo Transportation

Kalamazoo County Transportation

  • (269) 384-8114
  • http://www.kalcountytransit.com/index.php
  • The Care-A-Van side of Metro County Connect covers the Kalamazoo County area and is the advance registration, origin-to-destination, shared ride public transportation system.

Metro-Van

 

  • http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/metro.php?page_id=408
  • The Metro Van side of Metro County Connect is for individuals who, as a result of a disability, are unable to use the regular accessible bus service some or all of the time.   Metro Van provides origin-to-destination transportation service in an area covering 3/4 of a mile from line haul routes. This service is assured under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is administered by Metro Transit.
  • For More Information & to Schedule a ride:      Contact:  (269) 350-2970

 

Metro Bus

  • Metro Transit provides fixed-route public transit service to the Kalamazoo urbanized area, consisting of the cities of Kalamazoo, Portage and Parchment and the townships of Comstock, Cooper, Kalamazoo, Texas and Oshtemo. Metro Transit routes have frequencies of 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 45-minutes, and 60 minutes, depending on the time of day and the route. Metro Transit operates Monday – Saturday from 6 am to 10:15 pm. No Sunday service is provided.
  • Bus Schedule Link: http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/metro.php?page_id=427
  • Programs to serve new adult/teen drivers with disabilities, seniors with age related driving concerns, individuals returning to driving after an illness/injury, and individuals needing specialized driving equipment or adaptations.

 

 

Vehicle and License Information

 

 

Learning How to Drive

 

Kalamazoo Area Rehabilitation

Century Driving School

Driver evaluators and trainers

  • Driver evaluators are the professional individuals who determine the adaptive equipment needs of disabled persons who wish to drive a vehicle independently. They also provide the required training that disabled individuals need in order to effectively and safely drive a modified vehicle. Locate local evaluators and trainers through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists under the CDRS Directory.
  • For a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists in Michigan click Here:     http://www.driver-ed.org/custom/directory-cdrs/membership.cfm

How to get a Driver’s License:

  • You can visit a dealers physical location, where you’ll meet with a sales representative and try out a variety of equipment options in person.
  • You can view the products online and discuss your options over the phone with a sales representative.
  • You can contact private individuals who may be selling their used modified vehicle or equipment to others, either online or in person. These opportunities are commonly found among classifieds sections, either in print or online.

Gresham Driving Aids Inc (269) 341- 9566

 

Freedom Motors USA, Inc.

Mobility Programs

Chrysler, Ford, GM, Saturn and many other automobile manufacturers offer “Mobility Programs” established to provide rebates to disabled drivers for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, whether purchased or leased.

Wheelchair Getaways (800) 642 2042

 

Every Car needs GAS

The Pump Guide:

How to get a disabled license plate in Michigan

 

 

  • Step One:
    • Must pass a both a written and driving exam.
  • Step Two:
    • Have special modifications done towards the vehicle you plan on driving. You must show the licensing authority that you know the rules of the road and that you can safely drive a car.
  • Step Three:
    • Once you have shown your car has the required handicap driving modifications made to it, you can then take the driving test. Make sure that you understand how to effectively work your new adaptive equipment. (Have your driver rehabilitation specialists go over this with you prior to taking your drivers road test). If you pass this test, you will then be issued a driver’s license & back on the road in no time!

 

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