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The Transportation Specialist is responsible for building awareness of current transportation services and helping to improve these services for the older adult population.

Transportation Specialist Transportation Agencies
Volunteer Driver Program Special Events



Although the Transportation Specialist will not be providing direct transportation, she is available to help identify transportation options for non-drivers and help with accessing services.

The Transportation Specialist will advocate for, and work to support, the transportation needs of the older adult community in Orange County.

If you have a transportation need or question, please call the Transportation Help Line: 919-717-1853 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).  Email:

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OrangeBus WheelchairAssistOrange County Public Transportation (OPT) Providing the Hillsborough Circulator, routes to the Senior Centers, routes between Cedar Grove, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill (420 route), and medical transportation. ADA paratransit service available based on eligibility.

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) 
Buses serving the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and a route between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill (Route 420).

CHT: A Route - MLK Jr. Blvd. / Northside 
Service from Southern Human Services to Weiner/Severin. Service from Weiner/Severin to Southern Human Services. This bus stops at the Seymour Center.

Provides a paratransit service for eligible riders who have physical or mental impairments and a Senior Shuttle that takes all Seniors to shopping areas, the library, and Seymour Center in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.

GoTriangle (formerly called Triangle Transit)
Regional bus and paratransit service.

Call the GoTriangle Regional Transit Information Center to easily plan you trip using informaiton from all transportation agencies; 919-485-RIDE (7433).

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Help an older adult, be a volunteer driver! Providing transportation helps connect older adults to beneficial services and organizations.

Orange County - Department on Aging is seeking dedicated volunteer drivers for a new Community Transportation Program (CTP) starting in March 2015.


  • bluecarDo you have a desire to help older adults?
  • Have your own transportation?
  • 2-3 hours a week to spare?
  • Receive Mileage Reimbursement
  • Program Resource Materials
  • Program Training and Support

For more information about this program OR to register for a ride; contact Orange County - Department on Aging Transportation Specialist, Lisa Berley by calling (919)717-1853, or email



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Orange caution sign with text, "Special Event Ahead"Public Bus Local Day Trips

Join Lisa Berley for local day trips using public transportation and find out how easy it is to get to where you need to go! For trip details, check out the "Transportation" section of the Senior Times or call the Transportation Helpline at 919.717.1853. To register for a Public Bus Local Day Trip, please call the Passmore Center at (919) 245-2015. 

Transportation Information Table
Stop by to see Lisa at the monthly Transportation Information Table for help on the following days:

  • Passmore Center: 1st Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Seymour Center: 1st Tuesday of the month, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Bus Riding 101

Learn how to "Get the Most out of Your Transit System," with Tammy Harkinson, Orange Public Transportation expert.
Orange Public Transportation (OPT) white bus.


Passmore Center
103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough
Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cedar Grove Community Center
5800 NC Hwy. 86 N in Hillsborough
Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Orange County Transportation Guide for Older Adults

A quick guide of online resources to meet the transportation needs of older adults.

Orange County Townships: 
A map of Orange County Townships and the major routes connecting them.

Orange County Transportation Leaders: 
A listing of key public officials and transportation leaders with contact information and photographs.

Auto Resources: Safe Driving Tips:
A list of useful links to a wide variety of topics and resources to help drivers remain safe.



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Start Thinking About Transportation Before You Need It
Chapel Hill News article by Eileen Apicella. This article is one of several articles in the Orange County Aging in Community series. To read this article and other Aging in Community articles click here.

Wondering how to best care for a loved one when YOU are the transportation provider?  Keep these National Center on Senior Transportation Tips in mind and you will find it a pleasant ride for everyone.

Check out this video on how to ride a bus by GoTriangle:

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Resources and tips listed on this page are provided by: Orange County Department on Aging Transportation Program. Please note that inclusion on this page does not represent a recommendation of any vendor, product, or service by the Aging Transportation Program staff, or the Department on Aging or Orange County Government. These vendors are not employees, contractors, or agents of  Orange County, its Department on Aging or the Aging Transportation Program.

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