Paratransit

Metrics for VIA Paratransit Services

Call Center: Average Wait Time
To Check on Ride Status
0 sec (Under construction)
Call Center: Average Wait Time
For New Bookings
0 sec (Under construction)
 
On Time Performance
100%
Updated: October 24, 2020 @ 1:20 am

Schedule A Paratransit Ride

Using our mobile app (recommended)
Using our web portal

Telephone Assistance

For certified customers scheduling or checking on a ride, please contact the HRT Paratransit Call Center at (757) 455-8010. The Call Center is open seven days a week, but please note:

  • You can schedule rides over the phone only between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the next seven days
  • You can get live support to check on or cancel a confirmed ride any time of the day from 4:00 a.m. through 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Callers will initially be prompted to enter their date of birth and HRT Paratransit ID number followed by the pound (#) sign. If you are calling from the primary phone number associated with your profile, you will be connected to the fully-automated response system which offers the following initial options:

  • Option 1: Allows you to check on all your scheduled rides for the next seven days.
  • Option 2: Allows you to add a credit/debit card for fare payment(s) to your account.
  • Option 0: Connects you to the main menu.
  • NOTE: For your convenience, if you have a ride that is arriving within 30 minutes, the system will share the live estimated time of pickup and pickup location before the above options

If you call from a different phone number, after entering a Paratransit ID and the pound (#) sign, you will be connected directly to the main menu with multiple options. You will still need to state your HRT Paratransit ID number to schedule or check on a ride. You can select zero (0) at any time for live support.

  • Option 1: Connects you to reservations. The reservation lines are open seven days a week, 365 days a year between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Peak calling times are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during which time you should expect your wait to be longer.
  • Option 2: Connects you to support for a currently booked or live ride.
  • Option 3: Allows you to cancel a scheduled trip.
  • Option 4: Connects you to Hampton Roads Transit.

Apply for Paratransit Service

To apply or recertify for Hampton Roads Transit Paratransit services, call ADARIDE toll free at (877) ADA-RIDE (1-877-232-7433) and request an application by mail. Or start the process online by visiting adaride.com. ADARIDE offers telephone support on weekdays.

Additional Benefits

Once approved for Paratransit services, you are also eligible for free fare on HRT fixed-route services (Bus, Light Rail, Ferry).

To be issued a Paratransit photo ID which will authorize you for the free fare program, bring your HRT Certificate of Eligibility for ADA Paratransit Services with a matching State/Military/Government ID to your nearest HRT ID Processing location. There is no fee for your initial ID badge. Replacement ID badges are $15, limit of one replacement per calendar year.

Paratransit Fares and Where To Buy Tickets

The current fare for Paratransit is $3.50 per trip. Paratransit services are not included in any of the HRT’s Discounted Fare programs. Drivers can only accept cash or tickets from customers as they board. If paying with cash, exact fare is required. Drivers cannot make change.

Paratransit ticket books (10 tickets for $35.00) may be purchased at HRT Customer Service windows in our Transit Centers and many retail locations in Hampton Roads.

PDF Documents and Forms

Help from HRT

Answers to Frequent Questions

For general Paratransit information or information in an alternate form, call the HRT Paratransit office directly at (757) 222-6087. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Email paratransitdept@hrtransit.org.

For assistance with Paratransit IDs, call (757) 222-6100 or TTY 711.

Get Involved

Two standing committees meet regularly to discuss issues of concern to the Paratransit community. Meetings are open and welcoming.

We Want Your Input

To offer suggestions, or express a concern about our Paratransit services, contact us:

  1. Call (757) 222-6100 or TTY 711
  2. Write to us at:
    Hampton Roads Transit
    Attention: Paratransit Services
    3400 Victoria Boulevard
    Hampton, VA 23661
  3. Use our online Customer Feedback form