News / Published on Aug 21, 2023

Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day

Learn more about some of our services that help older adult riders.
An older adult rider uses DART paratransit to help her get where she wants to go.

Since the late ‘80s, National Senior Citizens Day has been recognized nationally as a day to help raise awareness about issues that affect older adults and their quality of life. Every day, Community Transit serves older riders in our communities. Learn about some of our services below. 

Reduced fares for older adults

People age 65 and older who use our services qualify for a Regional Reduced Fare Permit. With a Senior RRFP, riders enjoy a discounted ride on regular bus routes, Sound Transit trains, Link light rail trains, and on Washington State Ferries. It also allows for a personal care attendant to ride free when traveling with a disabled customer if an attendant is approved as part of the application process.

Permits are free and require a completed application and proof of age.  Learn more and apply online at

Travel Training for riders

Community Transit provides a FREE Travel Training program to anyone else who needs it, designed to teach the basic skills necessary to ride Community Transit’s bus service. Travel Trainers ride with you during training — guiding you through the transit experience all the way to your destination.

The program is customized to meet a person’s individual needs and can last from one hour to several sessions — as long as is needed for you to feel safe and confident. Learn more at

Accessible service options

Our diverse fleet of buses, vans, and services are designed to enhance the transportation options for all of the riders we serve. We offer accessible buses, bus stops, and transit centers to all riders. Those who qualify can also use DART, a paratransit service for people whose disability prevents them from using Community Transit fixed-route buses. Zip Alderwood Shuttle — our on-demand ride service — offers quick and easy door-to-door trips anywhere within our Alderwood service area. Riders can request wheelchair-accessible vehicle when booking a trip.

Van GO: Granting vans to organizations serving older adults

Vans reaching the end of their service life with Community Transit’s Vanpool shared commute program can get a second chance to make a difference in the community by being awarded to local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2000, Community Transit’s Van GO competitive grant has awarded 158 vans and wheelchair lift-equipped paratransit vehicles to qualified 501(c)3 organizations throughout Snohomish County, many of which serve older adults in Snohomish County.

Explore senior centers in our region

  • Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett
  • Lake Ballinger Center — Mountlake Terrace
  • Monroe Community Senior Center
  • Northshore Senior Center — Mill Creek 
  • Snohomish Senior Center
  • Still Valley Center — Arlington

    At Community Transit, we are grateful for the seniors in our communities. Please let us know about your recent experience with Community Transit — our buses, our drivers, and our facilities. Your comments help us serve everyone better.

    Contact us: 
    Comment form
    (425) 353-RIDE (7433)
    TTY Relay 711