A Guide for Seniors: Transportation Options in Johnson County
As seniors age, there are many options in Johnson County to help individuals maintain their independence besides relying on friends and neighbors for transportation. The Livable Community Transportation Action Team has assembled this inventory of transportation services, which identifies metro area service providers and contact information for those serving the rural Johnson County community. Download the brochure.
Medical Transportation Program
Do you know of a senior who would appreciate a ride to and from medical appointments? The Medical Transportation Program at Elder Services Inc. provides that service for seniors in Johnson County. Volunteers associated with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP) provide rides to and from the senior’s home to various medical
facilities in the area, including hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices,
dentist, and therapy facilities. Cost: There is no charge for this service, but we do accept donations - suggested contributions are $5.00 each way or $10.00 round trip, but special
accommodations are made for those who cannot afford that level of
contribution. A notice of at least a week to ten days is
recommended as all drivers are volunteers, and
with a few days of lead time, the scheduling is most successful. Contact Us: Call Rosemary at 319-338-0515, ext. 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer: If you would like to help provide rides to seniors, please contact
us. Volunteers find that helping seniors to their medical
appointments is rewarding and needed in Johnson County. This Medical Transportation Program was initially spearheaded by Livable Community's Transportation Action Team.
Passenger Transportation Report
View the Passenger Transportation report in MPOJC's Long Range Transportation Plan (2017-2045) draft (April 2017). The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Iowa City Urbanized Area which, under the guidance of a public policy board, provides leadership, expertise, and services to member communities and agencies in Johnson County, Iowa.