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Get help finding alternative transportation options in Orange County by contacting the Department on Aging Transportation Specialist, Brandi Beeker, at 919-717-1853 or email Brandi Beeker.

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

Although the Transportation Specialist does not provide direct transportation, she is available to help identify transportation options for non-drivers and help with accessing services. The Transportation Specialist advocates for, and works to support, the transportation needs of the older adult community in Orange County.



Public Transit

  • Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) - Buses serving the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and a route between Hillsborough and Chapel Hill (Route 420).
    • EZRider - Provides a paratransit (door to door) service for eligible riders who have physical or mental impairments. Riders must live within the Chapel Hill / Carrboro city limits. 
    • The Senior Shuttle is available to all senior citizens with stops at senior housing, shopping areas, the library, and the Seymour Center.
  • Orange County Public Transportation (OCPT) - Buses serve the Hillsborough area. Wheelchair Assistance Bus
    • Door to door services: Medical transportation, senior center shuttles, and ADA paratransit service available based on eligibility, and location of residence.
  • GoTriangle - Regional bus and GoTriangle ACCESS, paratransit (door to door) service. Call the GoTriangle Regional Transit Information Center to easily plan your bus trip using information from all transportation agencies: 919-485-RIDE (7433).

  • The Volunteer Driver Program helps connect older adults to beneficial services and organizations. Become a volunteer driver or register for a ride.



Transportation Resources

GoTriangle Bus Tutorial

View the following video on how to ride a bus:



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Volunteer Driver Program

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 the Volunteer Driver Program (VDP).

Volunteer Drivers Needed

  • Do you have a desire to help older adults?
  • Have your own transportation?
  • 2 to 3 hours a week to spare?
  • Program resource materials
  • Program training and support

More Information

For more information about this program OR to register for a ride; contact Orange County - Department on Aging Transportation Specialist, Brandi Beeker by calling 919-717-1853, or Brandi Beeker.

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Classes and Trips

Learn More about Public Transportation

Bus Riding Class 101

  • Make your life better by traveling on public buses. Find out where the public buses go, where to get schedules and what the buses cost to ride. Also learn about door to door transportation, eligibility, and how to sign up for services.

Bus Travel Training

  • Have you ever wondered where the bus goes that stops near your home? Here are opportunities to join a group and ride the bus. Not only will you learn the bus route first hand but you will become familiar with bus riding in general.

Transportation Workshops

  • Learn more about transportation through hands-on education with community experts.

Get Involved

Join the Transportation Senior Resource Team (SRT)

  • Passionate about public transportation? Participate in our SRT to enhance the overall well-being of Orange County seniors through meaningful education and advocacy around driving alternatives.

Become a Volunteer Driver

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

For more information, contact transportation specialist, Brandi Beeker at  919-717-1853.

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