Lift Line

Providing 60,000 door-to-door rides a year to seniors and people with disabilities; allowing these Central Coast residents to maintain their health and independence. Lift Line is part of the Community Bridges family of programs. (Para Español, desplácese hacia abajo y en el icono de Google seleccione “Spanish.” La información estara traducida a partir de allí.)

Services

County-wide Medical Transportation:

Qualifying residents of Santa Cruz County receive free transportation to medical appointments.

Out of County Medical Transportation:

Qualifying residents receive free transportation to out-of-county medical appointments, allowing for accessible travel to Monterey, San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Clara, and San Francisco counties.

Veterans Medical Transportation:

This service is available free of cost to veterans who meet criteria of residency, income, age and/or disability.

Meals on Wheels Dining Center Transportation:

Lift Line provides daily transportation to Meals on Wheels dining sites throughout Santa Cruz County, free of cost to qualifying seniors.

Elderday Adult Day Health Care Transportation:

Participants of Elderday Adult Day Health Care are eligible to receive free door-to-door transportation to and from Elderday twice a day, Monday-Friday.

Taxi Scrip Coupons:

Qualifying residents can purchase taxi scrip coupons from Lift Line at a discounted rate. The taxi scrip coupon is used in place of money to pay for or supplement the price of a ride from one of our participating taxi companies: (1) Santa Cruz Yellow Cab, (2) Deluxe Cab Company/Santa Cruz Cab Company, and (3) Courtesy Cab Company (Watsonville). Please call us for more information.

Outside Contracts/Private Events:

Our friendly staff is here to meet your event needs, at competitive rates of just $90 an hour for groups of up to 14 people, and $100 an hour for groups over 14 people. We have experience providing shuttle rides to popular events including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am, Concours d’Elegance, and the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. Please call us at 831-688-8840 for booking information.

Advertise with Lift Line:

Increase awareness of your business while supporting those in need! Lift Line van advertisements are only $1,800 each for a full year. Your business will be prominently displayed on the back of a vehicle, traveling more than 17,000 miles a year throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. Please click here to learn more and contact us to add your name in our annual rotation.

How to Apply for Lift Line Services

Our fleet of vehicles provide comfortable trips for eligible riders, and our professional drivers provide door-to-door assistance from origin to destination. Escorts, personal care attendants, and a limited number of traveling companions are welcome.

All Lift Line services are free of cost to qualifying residents of Santa Cruz County.

To receive Lift Line services, please complete our online application form below.

Please click here for the application in English.     |     Haga clic aquí para la aplicación en español.

Lift Line is committed to providing transportation in an environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any Person who believes they have been discriminated against based on race, color or national origin with regard to transportation services delivered has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged incident. Complaint forms are available from Lift Line dispatchers, 545 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, 831-688-9663.

Lift Line se compromete a proveer transportación en un ambiente libre de la discriminación por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo, orientación sexual o identidad de género de acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Cualquier persona que cree que ha sido objeto de discriminación por motivos de raza, color u origen nacional con respecto a los servicios de transportación tiene derecho a presentar una queja dentro de los 180 días del supuesto incidente.  Los formularios de quejas están disponibles con los despachadores de Lift Line, 545 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, 831-688-9663.

Questions? Please call us at 831-688-9663.

Fueled by Measure D

Measure D is a comprehensive and inclusive package of transportation improvements passed in November 2016 by over 2/3 of Santa Cruz County voters (83,816). This ½-cent sales tax guarantees every city and the county a steady, direct source of local funding for local streets and road maintenance, bicycle and pedestrian projects (especially near schools), safety projects, and transit and paratransit service, as well as numerous essential transportation projects and programs throughout the county as outlined in the Expenditure Plan for Measure D.

The ½-cent, 30-year sales tax measure includes transportation projects that support:

  • Providing safer routes to schools for local students
  • Maintaining mobility and independence for seniors and those with disabilities
  • Investing in bicycle and pedestrian pathways and bridges
  • Repaving roadways, repair potholes, and improve safety on local streets
  • Improving traffic flow on major roadways
  • Investing in projects that reduce the pollution that causes global warming

As the only non-Local Government Agency, Lift Line a program of Community Bridges is charged with providing the transportation needs of people with disabilities and seniors, beyond the ¼ mile transit stop. We provide comprehensive and free qualifying rides to connect those who helped build our community and to that which they helped create.

Through our work with the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee, we work together to meet the needs of our community and ensure access to everyone in our community.

Please click here to see our 5 Year Plan to see our projects.

Through our work with the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee, we work together to meet the needs of our community and ensure access to everyone in our community. To learn more, visit https://sccrtc.org/funding-planning/measured.

 

 

Measure D

“I quit driving when I turned 80, my eyesight was bad and I didn’t want to endanger others or myself on the road. So this gives me a safer way of getting around. All of my kids live out of the area, so without anyone else around at home, it gets too quiet in the house. I like getting out.”

—Charlotte, age 87, Lift Line participant

Hours/Location

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
545 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, CA 95076
831-688-9663

Community Bridges Family of Programs

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