Transportation Services

St Lucie County* is the Community Transportation Coordinator tasked with assessing community transportation needs, identifying solutions to those needs, and integrating existing providers and funding sources into a coordinated system.

A recent award for the development of a One Call Center has been received. These funds can only be used for capital purchases such as hardware and software and will allow the existing contracted service provider to expand its ability to provide community education about transportation options, schedule trips with other network providers and coordinate dispatch of vehicles county-wide.  Alternative funding must be identified for operational costs to ensure that transportation services can expand to meet the increased capacity available through the one call center.

COMMUNITY TRANSIT       

The County contracts with the Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc. - Community Transit Division to provide bus services for residents and visitors. Two specific services are provided. 

  • Six fixed routes for public bus service.
    • Fixed routes were initiated in 2002.
    • Have scheduled designated stops along specific routes throughout the County.
    • Reservations are not required, but it is recommended that riders arrive at least 5 minutes early.
  • Door-to-door Demand Response trips for eligible disadvantaged individuals and seniors.
    • Began in 1990.
    • Curb-to-curb service
    • Trips must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Community BusCommunity Transit more than 200,000 trips annually with services being provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  The service funded with federal, state and local grants, as well as a small fee paid by riders.  Rates may be discounted for seniors and those with disabilities. Call 772-464-RIDE (7433) or visit: http://www.treasurecoastconnector.com/ for more information.

TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION NETWORK

The TCN is a collaborative network comprised of local transportation providers and human service organizations that have partnered to:

  • Identify gaps in services
  • Bridge transportation gaps
  • Coordinate scheduling
  • Educate residents and visitors about existing transportation options
  • Improve the quality of life for residents
  • Increase access to services and life activities.
  • Identify funding to expand and sustain transportation services.

The primary objective is to provide safe, dependable and affordable transportation services with a focused goal of addressing the current gaps in services in creative ways.

MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION 

Non-emergency Medicaid transportation trips are now provided by each Medicaid HMO. Medicaid enrollees will receive services. The new program (Statewide Medicaid
Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program). Contact the local Medicaid Program Office for more information (800-226-5082).
 
The New Medicaid Transportation Providers went into effect on Aug 1, 2014:

 Humana HMO    LogistiCare Transportation  1‐866‐779‐0565
 Molina Healthcare    LogistiCare Transportation  1‐866‐528‐0454
 Prestige Health Choice  Access2Care Transportation  1‐855‐381‐3778
 Sunshine Health   Access2Care Transportation  1‐866‐790‐8817

These entities are contracting with local transportation providers to provide Medicaid transportation.
 
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is seeking your feedback on the program.

       

 

437 North 7th Street

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

(772) 462-1777  *  Fax: (772) 462-2094

Email: comm_info@stlucieco.org

*Title VI and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) policy statement - St. Lucie County is committed to compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. St. Lucie County assures that no person is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability or age. For information on the grievance process, click here. To file a concern with the County under this title, click here. To file under the Federal Transit Administration, click here.

All information included in these pages is subject to change and/or revision without notice.