BC Lift is our complementary paratransit service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use BC Transit's fixed route system due to their physical, visual, or mental impairment and/or health related condition. This service is mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Who can use BC Lift?
Only registered users may reserve a ride on BC Lift.
To register, you and your medical professional must complete the BC Lift Application, demonstrating how your disability poses a barrier to your use of BC Transit's fixed route service. Your application is reviewed by the BC Lift Eligibility Committee who will approve or deny your use of this service. [MORE]
Once approved, you may reserve a ride each time you want a ride. BC Lift is a curb-to-curb, shared ride service. You must be able to get to and from the bus, even if assisted by another person or service animal. Buses will pick you up at the curb or nearest safe location. You must be willing to share rides with others. [MORE]
What is a disability?
The ADA defines a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. (Source: www.ADA.gov/)
The BC Lift Eligibility Committee role is not to determine if you have a disability, but if your disability poses a barrier to your use of the regular fixed route transit system.
- BC Lift serves areas within three-quarters of a mile of the BC Transit fixed route service.
- Your pick up and destination must be within the service area.
- BC Lift is a curb-to-curb service.
- Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- $2.50 for each ride - exact change only
- Children under 5 ride free when accompanied by an adult
- Personal care attendants ride free (must be included in reservation)
BC Lift Features
- BC Lift can carry a maximum of 14 passengers
- Buses can transport a maximum of 2 wheel chair users at a time with 12 seated.
- Buses are step entrance
- Buses are accessible for those who cannot use steps
Title VI Civil Rights Protection
The Broome County Department of Public Transportation is committed to ensuring that no person on the basis of race color, or national origin, will be subjected to discrimination in the level and quality of transportation services as protected by Title VI [MORE]