Detours & Service Alerts 5

Race Ave. Criterium: Route 2 / Park City B Detour (Sunday, June 16, 2024)

On Sunday, June 16, 2024 Buchanan Ave. will CLOSE between Race Ave. and State St. from approx. 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM for this event. RT. 2 / Park City B trips will detour as…

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Columbia “Thunder on the River” Car Show: Route 17 / Columbia Detour (Saturday, June 15, 2024)

On Saturday, June 15, 2024 the following streets will CLOSE from approx. 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM for this event: Locust St. from Front to 6th St. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Streets between Walnut &…

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Lancaster Pride Festival: Route 3 / 8th Ward Detour (Saturday, June 15, 2024)

On Saturday, June 15, 2024 the first block of E. Vine St. (Between Queen & Duke Sts.) will be CLOSED ALL DAY & EVENING for this event. Rt. 3 / 8th Ward Will Detour as…

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Red Rose Access
45 Erick Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Fax: 717-397-4761
Forms can also be emailed to

Find My Ride Apply Now Available to sign-up for Red Rose Access!

Find My Ride Apply allows you to apply online directly to transportation providers across Pennsylvania that offer affordable transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and people who need assistance to get to medical appointments.  Applying for transportation services with Red Rose Access, Lancaster’s shared-ride transportation service is easy to do through Find My Ride Apply.  Click here to get started.

**Customers interested in applying for Senior Shared Ride Services, Medical Assistance Services, ADA Services, and Persons with Disabilities Services can apply online through Find My Ride Apply.

About Find My Ride Apply

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers this online eligibility service for people to apply for programs that provide transportation assistance throughout the commonwealth. These programs mainly help seniors, persons with disabilities, and people needing assistance getting to medical appointments. Still, other groups of people may also be covered depending on where they live and their needs. The service works by asking applicants a series of questions about themselves and their needs and then sending the responses directly to the appropriate transportation provider. The transportation provider may request additional information before approving the application for service. The application process costs nothing, but you may be charged a per-trip fee or fare for the transportation services. The transportation provider will discuss any required fares with you when you schedule service with them.

Medical Assistance Program

If you receive Medical Assistance from the Department of Welfare, you may be eligible for transportation to medical appointments on Red Rose Access. Passengers who receive medical assistance and are able to ride RRTA buses are eligible for a bus pass when they ride to medical appointments on the regular RRTA bus system.

In addition to filling out the Medical Assistance Application, if you have a disability that prevents you from riding RRTA’s regular bus routes and are under 65 it is recommended that you fill out the ADA Application. in addition to the Medical Assistance application.

If you are 18 – 64 years of age it is recommended that you also fill out the PWD Application .

If you are over 65 years of age, it is recommended that you also fill out the Senior Shared Ride Application.

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Senior Shared Ride Program

If you are a Senior Citizens, age 65 years or older you are eligible for Red Rose Access. There is no restriction on the purpose of the trip so seniors can travel for any kind of trip: medical appointments, shopping, recreation, senior centers, and more.  There is a co-pay each time a senior citizen rides that averages about 15% of the total cost of the trip.

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Persons With Disabilities Program (PwD)

The Rural Shared Ride Service for Persons with Disabilities is a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for persons requesting services in rural areas of Lancaster County. This program will provide shared-ride service to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The PWD program must be the “payer of last resort.” If your transportation is currently being paid for by an agency or by a third party payer, they must continue to pay for those trips; however, if you have other types of trips, the PWD program may be able to help you.

You must meet all of the following stipulations to be eligible:

  • A person with a disability as defined by the ADA and your disability has been certified by a physician or agency
  • Between the Ages of 18-64
  • Need accessible public transit beyond ADA complementary paratransit services
  • Your trip is outside of the ADA service area (¾ mile of a bus route)

Red Rose Transit will make a determination of eligibility within 21 days of receiving your application for service.

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Americans with Disabilities Program (ADA)

Red Rose Transit shall provide complementary paratransit service to individuals with disabilities that is similar to the level of service provided to individuals without disabilities who use the fixed-route bus system. In Red Rose Transit’s case, providing paratransit service that is comparable to Red Rose Transit’s fixed-route service has resulted in an expansion of paratransit service hours to include longer service hours on weekdays and the addition of service hours on weekday evenings and Saturdays, for those persons who are “certified” as being “ADA eligible”.


  • Any individual with a disability defined by ADA and you cannot independently board or ride a Red Rose Transit Fixed-Route bus.
  • You have a disability or specific impairment that prevents you from getting to or from a boarding location.

Red Rose Transit will make a determination of eligibility within 21 days of receiving your application for service.  If application is not processed within 21 days, a presumptive eligibility will be granted on the 22nd day until and unless the application is denied in writing.  If approved, Red Rose Transit will issue a letter of approval.  Anyone denied eligibility has the right to file an appeal with Red Rose Transit within 60 days of receiving a notice of denial.

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