Dial-A-Ride and DAR PLUS

Whittier Dial-A-Ride

Dial-a-Ride BusWhittier Dial-A-Ride is a transportation service for senior citizens 60 years and older and for younger passengers who have a disability which prevents them from driving.  Dial-A-Ride travels curb-to-curb within the Whittier and La Habra Heights city limits for any type of trip; for passengers who need extra assistance, there is a door-to-door service, available upon request.

PLEASE NOTE:  Dial-A-Ride drivers will not enter buildings.  If you need further assistance once you reach your destination, you will need to make arrangements for someone to meet you at the door.  If you need assistance for the duration of your trip, you may have someone ride with you as your assistant.  You need to provide your own assistant, and assistants ride at no charge.

To be eligible to use Dial-A-Ride, please submit an application form, which may be obtained from the Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, 562-567-9480 or the Parnell Park Center, 15390 Lambert Road, 562-567-9450.  If you are younger than 60 years old, your doctor must fill out the reverse side of the application, certifying that your disability prevents you from driving.

Dial-A-Ride operates using a pre-paid card system.  Cards are available in denominations of $5 for 10 one-way rides or $10 for 20 one-way rides.  Since the cards are pre-paid, they do not expire, and are valid as long as there are rides available on the card.  You may also purchase more than one card at a time if you wish.  Cards may be purchased at both senior centers and by mail from the Uptown Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier, CA  90602.  Please note that the cards are for the passenger named on the card only, and are not transferrable.

Rides may be scheduled in advance for any type of trip.  Same-day service is subject to availability.  Dial-A-Ride service is available the following days and hours:

Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.*  Saturday and Sunday – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.* Holidays – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.**

*Rides MUST be scheduled NO LATER than 30 minutes before closing time.

**Holiday service requires a minimum of 24 hours advance reservations. 

There is NO same-day service on holidays.


DAR Plus is a separate program which takes passengers to certain areas outside of the City for medical and dental appointments only.  The service also will take passengers to Rose Hills Memorial Park.

The operating hours of DAR Plus are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and advance reservations are required. 

To be eligible for DAR Plus, you must be signed up for the regular Dial-A-Ride program and purchase a DAR Plus pre-paid ride card.  As with the regular Dial-A-Ride cards, they may be purchased at both senior centers or by mail and do not expire as long as there are rides on the card.

There are two denominations of DAR Plus cards available:  A $12 card, with 12 $1 value ride boxes printed on it and a $24 card, with 24 $1 boxes. 

The cost of the DAR Plus trips vary, depending upon the destination: $2 (two boxes checked each way) for trips to unincorporated Whittier county area; $3 each way for trips to Downey, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Rose Hills; and $4 each way to Beverly Hospital in Montebello; St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton; and the Kaiser Hospitals in Baldwin Park and Bellflower.

Click here to download the Dial-A-Ride Information Brochure - English.

Click here to download the Dial-A-Ride Information Brochure - Spanish.

Click here to download the DAR Plus Information Flier- English.

Click here to download the DAR PLUS Information Flier- Spanish.

La Habra Heights Dial-A-Ride

In addition, the City of Whittier contracts with the City of La Habra Heights to operate that city’s Dial-A-Ride program.  To qualify for the La Habra Heights service, a person must be a resident of that city; be 60 years or older or, if younger than 60 years, have a disability which prevents them from driving. The service is prescheduled and curb-to-curb Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  La Habra Heights residents may apply at their City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, telephone:  562-694-6302’ and purchase prepaid ride tickets of $10 for 10 one-way rides and $20 for 20 one-way rides.  Tickets may also be purchased by mail from the Uptown Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Street, Whittier, CA  90602.  The La Habra Heights Dial-A-Ride goes into the cities of La Habra Heights, La Habra and Whittier as far west as Colima Road, as well as selected medical facilities in the area.  To travel further into Whittier, passengers may also sign up for the Whittier Dial-A-Ride service and purchase Whittier Dial-A-Ride cards.

                                           Useful Numbers

Metro (323) 466-3876
Foothill Transit (800) 743-3463
La Mirada Dial-A-Ride (562) 943-6776
Montebello Bus Lines (323) 887-4600
Norwalk Transit (562) 929-5550
Santa Fe Springs Tram (562) 868-0511
South Whittier Sunshine Shuttle (626) 458-5960
Access Services (800) 827-0829
Los Angeles County Dial-A-Ride (800) 439-0439
Orange County Transit (714) 560-6282