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Paratransit service

 Transportation Options Program

 

Our Transportation OPtionS (TOPS!) program includes our Paratransit and Bus Pass programs. TOPS! is clearly displayed on all vehicles and the one-way fare is $3.50, payable to the driver. Must have exact fare!

 

 What is Paratransit?

  

BCT’s paratransit service is a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using the BCT fixed-route bus system permanently, temporarily or u​nder certain conditions. The estimated travel time of a TOPS! trip is similar to the same trip, including transfers and walking time, of a fixed-route bus. The one-way fare per trip is $3.50 and must be paid to the driver upon boarding the vehicle. Passengers must have the exact fare since drivers do not make change. View our TOPS! Rider's Guide​.

Applicants applying for ADA services must complete an application to determine ADA eligibility and should receive written notification within 21 days. If your eligibility determination is not made within 21 days of completing the application process, you will be able to use TOPS until a determination is made. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact customer service at 954-357-8400 to discuss the eligibility criteria and other Transportation OPtionS (TOPS) available through the TOPS! program. Disability alone does not confirm eligibility for ADA Paratransit. An in-person functional assessment is required to complete the eligibility process.

Conditionally eligible ADA Paratransit riders with current/active eligibility may use the fixed-route service free of charge. For information on this program please call customer service, 954-357-8400, Monday - Friday 8AM to 7PM.

​View ADA Service Area Map


 

Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Eligibility Criteria and TD Application

READ THIS NOTICE PRIOR TO DOWNLOADING APPLICATION: Applicants seeking Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Paratransit or Bus Pass transportation services are encouraged to contact customer service at 954-357-8400 to discuss the eligibility criteria and other transportation options available through the TOPS! program. TD eligibility (both TD-Paratransit and TD-Bus Pass) is primarily determined by income compliance with the current Federal Poverty Guidelines at the 225 percent level. Household income verification is required.

TD eligible recipients receive bus passes via U.S. mail only. TD bus passes cannot be picked-up at County facilities. Download the following forms:


 
All TOPS! vehicles display a TOPS! sign. There are multiple providers in the TOPS! program, so make sure the vehicle you are getting in is for you and not another rider.

Hours of Operation

TOPS! service is available during BCT's fixed-route service time, which is from early AM until late PM. Staff is available to assist customers who would like to drop off, or have questions regarding applications or other documents in the office between 9 and 11AM and 2 and 4PM. Please make sure to bring your current/valid Florida Driver's License/ID. Application approvals and/or bus pass distribution are not available in-person. All approval letters and/or bus passes are distributed by USPS mail.​​

Holiday Hours
TOPS! is available from 6:45AM to 10:15PM on the following holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Standing orders are automatically cancelled on these holidays. Riders who need service must make a trip reservation with the call center at 1-866-682-2258.​​​​​ ​ ​​​​​​​

Paratransit Propane Vehicle Fact Sheet​​​​​​

TOPS! Trip Management Options

TOPS! offers customers automated systems to review or cancel existing trips, check trip window time, and for some customers, schedule new trips. Simply call 1-866-682-2258 or visit MyTopsTrips.org to create an account. Customers will be prompted for their Client ID and password, entered as the customers’ 2-digit birth month, 2-digit birthday and​ 4-digit birth year, to access the automated system. Unconditional ADA customers may also schedule a trip to an address in their trip history or account 24 hours a day 7 days a week online at MyTopsTrips.org.

My Tops! Trips


How to Make a TOPS! Reservation
Reservations may be made by contacting the TOPS! Call Center at 1-866-682-2258 one to three days in advance between 8AM and 5PM. Unconditional ADA clients may also make reservations 24 hours a day 7 days a week online at My TOPS! Trips​.

When reserving your ride you must have:
  • Client ID Number
  • First and last name
  • Telephone number
  • Date of travel
  • Requested appointment time (you will be given a pickup time)
  • Complete pick-up address
  • Complete destination address with telephone number
  • Whether you will be accompanied by a personal care attendant (PCA) and/or companion

ADA Visitor Information 

ADA eligible visitors will be served for a period of 21 days – during a 365 day period. Your approving agency may submit your request to us either by fax at 954-357-8345 or email at Paratransit@broward.org. Visitors will be notified of the determination regarding status as an ADA eligible visitor.​


Travel Training

TOPS! has developed a free program to help clients use the Fixed-Route bus service by providing a professional instructor to offer personal and group lessons to teach riders how to use County buses. Call 954-357-8405 to leearn more or schedule a training.​


TOPS! Speakers' Bureau

TOPS! Speaker's Bureau is specifically designed to reach out to social service agencies and the general public. The purpose of the Speakers' Bureau is to provide vital information about transportation services in Broward County, particularly paratransit services.

Speakers are available to discuss Broward County's Paratransit system including service provisions, application and evaluation procedures, functional assessments, eligibility classifications, travel rules and regulations and travel training.

Speakers from the Section are available to speak at social service organizations, community groups, professional groups, schools, churches and the workplace. The service is free to all organizations. Please e-mail paratransit@broward.org with the requested information below and a Paratransit professional will communicate with you promptly.

  1. Name
  2. Title
  3. Name of organization
  4. Address/City/Zip Code
  5. Phone number
  6. E-mail address
  7. URL address (optional)
  8. Brief description of organization
  9. Comments

Click here​ for details on evacuation transportation of Paratransit eligible riders.

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