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Grand Valley Transit (GVT) is committed to promoting access to the group of people with disability needs and seniors through the provision of transit solutions in Mesa County. Its Paratransit service is a lifeline for those unable to use the fixed-route system, providing wheelchair accessible buses and door to door service within the GVT service area, for individuals who are eligible for paratransit. 

Grand Valley Travel - Bus by Grand Junction Regional Airport

Grand Valley Transit - Paratransit Services and Eligibility

The Paratransit service is only open to those with eligibility; any interested party may have to fill out a Paratransit Eligibility Application, which is downloadable, or call GVT directly.

Such a service operates within ¾ miles of any fixed route, thus guaranteeing comprehensive coverage across the service area. The only consideration that applicants will need to give due regard to is the allowance of up to three weeks for the processing of their application, part of which would include professional verification coupled with a mandatory customer interview.

Seamless Connections with Bustang Outrider

For the traveler going beyond the area, GVT easily connects to the Bustang and Bustang Outrider services, availing the opportunity to travel through the major Colorado hubs of Denver, Grand Junction, and Durango and stops at the GVT Downtown Operations Facility.

To a larger extent, the service of Bustang Outrider provides the required link to the rural residents from larger cities. 

Grand Valley Transport - Older Adults traveling in a bus

Discounted Fares for Seniors

To assist seniors further, GVT offers half-fares of $0.75 from 6:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, and all-day Saturday. To avail of this discount, seniors simply need to present their Medicaid or Medicare card. This special fare is applicable to all fixed-route services, ensuring that travel remains cost-effective for those who need it most.

Grand Valley Transit Bus at Community Hospital in Colorado

Scheduling and Additional Services

Paratransit rides need reservations, which may be made up to two weeks in advance but no later than 6:00 p.m. on the day before the intended travel. The GVT scheduling is flexible, so the times of pick-up can be negotiated an hour before and an hour after the requested time in order to best accommodate the passenger.

GVT and Bustang

Accessing GVT and Bustang Outrider

Passengers will be able to transfer to Bustang Outrider services at key GVT-managed locations, including the Downtown Operations Facility. This will allow them to seamlessly switch between the local and regional services and effect cohesion in the travel experience within Colorado.

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