Transportation to Essential Shopping

Delta Center for Independent Living

Delta Center has attempted to help fill the gap by funding transportation to essential shopping and medical appointments.  Delta Center has funded over $500,000 for direct transportation services to people with disabilities since 2002.  However, the need for affordable transportation has continued to grow beyond Delta Center’s ability to fund.

As a result, Delta Center has implemented the following changes beginning March 1, 2014:

  • Funding for transportation has been reduced to twice per month for medical & essential shopping. 
    • Funding for rides to St. Louis will be discontinued effective July 1, 2014.
    • Consumers may access transportation more often if able to fully pay the cost
  • Advocacy & Peer Support rides are NOT included in this reduction
  • There is a waiting list for new consumers who need funding for transportation through Delta Center
  • Delta Center has implemented a $30 program fee to access transportation through the remainder of this Fiscal Year (until June 30)

The lack of affordable and accessible public transportation continues to be a significant barrier in St. Charles County.  Any solution will require more than the efforts of Delta Center.  We need YOU to partner with us and others to address this issue!

You can become part of the Solution by doing any or all of the following:

  • Become involved with the Eastern Missouri Transportation Coordinating Council (EMTCC).  If you don’t know about this, just send me an email, and I will send you the information.
  • Send personal letters, emails, and phone calls to members of the Transit Authority of St. Charles County as well as to locally elected officials (Mayors, City Council Members, the County Executive, the County Council, etc.) describing the need for transportation solutions and asking them to take action.
  • Discuss the issue of public transportation with your friends, family, and co-workers.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any aspect of the above.

Vito Lucido, Transportation Advocate
636-926-8761 / vitolucido@dcil.org
Email: info@dcil.org
Website: www.dcil.org

City of St. Charles - St. Charles Area Transit (SCAT Bus)

Who can ride? Anyone, you do NOT need to be a resident of St. Charles City
Service area: Fixed route inside City of St. Charles plus transportation to North Hanley MetroLink Station
Days of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Local schedule runs 9:00am - 4:00 pm
  • I-70 route runs 5am - 7pm

Phone:  (636) 949-3364
http://www.stcharlescitymo.gov/Residents/SCATTransitSystem/tabid/343/Default.aspx

Additional Information

  • Curb-to-Curb service provided for all riders.
  • All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped.
  • Anyone wishing to be picked up or dropped off of a fixed/deviation route must notify the City 24 hours in advance at (636) 949-3364.

City of St. Peters Transportation Program

St. Peters transportation is funded by City of St. Peters Community.  City of St. Peters contracts with OATS. 
St. Peters transportation will now be given six (6) 1-way rides or three (3) round trips.  Once these rides have been used, the new rider simply calls to request an additional allocation of rides.  Those previously enrolled into the program have been give their ride allocation based upon previous usage.  Those going to dialysis have been allocated more rides than those who use the program 1 time per week. 

To qualify, consumer must:
(1) Live in the Corporate City Limits of St. Peters; and
(2) Be either 62 years of age or older OR have a disability verified by a letter from a physician OR meet low-income standards. 

To find out if you qualify or to obtain an application, call Amy Heckart at 636-477-6600 ext 204.

OATS East Region in St. Charles & St. Louis County

Who can ride? Seniors (age 60+)
Service Area: St. Charles and St. Louis counties.
Days and Hours of Operation:

  • Fixed route schedule typically 10 am - 2 pm
  • Monday - Friday

Cost: Suggested donations are $3-6
Phone:  (800) 201-6287 ext. 108
Email: dianagucci@sbcglobal.net / mhossenlopp@oatstransit.org
Website:www.oatstransit.org
Additional Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible vans are available
  • Rides must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance
  • Riders must complete intake process to accessing transportation

OATS Northeast Region in Lincoln County & Warren County

Who can ride? 18 years or older
Service Area: Lincoln County & Warren County
Days and Hours of Operation:

  • Fixed route schedule
  • Monday - Friday

Cost: Suggested donations are $3-6
Phone:  573-588-2103
Email:  swebb@oatstransit.org
Website: www.oatstransit.org
Additional Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible vans are available
  • Rides must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance
  • Riders must complete intake process to accessing transportation