Rooks County Transportation Service, Inc.

About the Service

Although originally designed to meet the needs for medical trips and access to life-sustaining activities, Rooks County Transporation Service, Inc. now serves the elderly, the handicapped and the general public.

The service covers all of Rooks County with transportation provided to Graham County, Phillips County, Osborne County and Ellis County.

Service will be provided normally from curb-to-curb, but door-to-door assistance for those with special needs may be provided at the driver's discretion. All fleet vehicles are equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Operating funds are partially provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311 program, administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Rooks County and each of the city's governments, together with donations from riders and other individuals, provide the funding match, showing our local support.

Hours

The Rooks County Transportation Service, Inc. is in operation from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, although latitude is allowed on an individual basis for appointments that may cause the van to run shortly after this time.

Service is not provided on weekends nor on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Service may also be cancelled during hazardous driving conditions. However, patrons will be notified and assisted in rescheduling appointments.

Scheduling a Ride

To schedule a ride, call Rooks County Health Center at (785) 434-4553 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday thru Friday).

A staff member will help you schedule your ride and may ask you the following pertinent information:

  • Name
  • Address and Zip Code
  • Telephone number or message phone number
  • Do you have special needs or mobility aids (walker, cane, scooter, etc.)?
  • Do you need the driver to bring along a hospital wheelchair?

Rides should be scheduled 24 hours in advance and are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Cancellations should also be made as soon as possible but at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip. Patrons who consistently cancel their rides after that time or who do not show up for their rides jeopardize their future services.

Transportation Van Rules

Click here to download a copy of the transportation van rules.

 

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