Senior Mobility Program
About the Program
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita’s Senior Mobility Program is funded by the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) and is designed to provide door-to-door taxi service to eligible Rancho Santa Margarita residents. The current cab operator is CABCO California Yellow Cab. Both standard sedans and vans with lift equipment are available. Service is provided to Rancho Santa Margarita residents who are 60 years of age or older. Qualified residents must have an approved application on file and be issued a Senior Mobility photo identification card before being authorized to participate in this program. The program operates seven (7) days a week, twenty four (24) hours a day, including holidays. To register for the Senior Mobility Program please call the Community Services Department at 949-216-9700 to schedule an appointment.
Service is provided within Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and specific destinations in Irvine. Eligible trips provided under the Senior Mobility Program are limited to Senior Centers, nutrition, shopping, standard medical appointments, personal care (i.e. gym, nail and hair salons), and social recreational (i.e. movies, bowling, cultural centers, parks, libraries, historical sites or museums). (Note: transportation for medical appointments requiring a medical procedure or administered medications such as chemotherapy, cancer treatments or kidney dialysis therapy is not permitted and will need to use other medically based transportation services).
Participants ride free for any distance traveled within Rancho Santa Margarita city limits for up to four (4) times (4 one-way trips or 2 round trips) per month. Other destinations are offered at reduced fares and limited to (2) one-way trips or (1) round trip per month. Other destinations include Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and specific destination to Irvine (listed below). For these destinations fees are paid directly to the taxi cab operator via cash or authorized credit card. The destinations and fees are listed below:
Free (4 one-way trips or 2 round trips) Rancho Santa Margarita (City Limits)
$15.00 Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills (City Limits)
$16.00 Laguna Niguel (City Limits)
$15.00 Kaiser Permanente-Irvine (6650 Alton Pkwy)
$15.00 Hoag Hospital-Irvine (16200 Sand Canyon)
$15.00 Irvine Transportation Center (15215 Barranca Pkwy)
$15.00 Irvine Spectrum Center (71 Fortune Dr.)
At this appointment a member of the Community Services staff will review the updated guidelines and issue a Senior Mobility identification card.
Appointments are held at:
The Bell Tower Regional Community Center
22232 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
All applicants must bring the following information to the appointment to verify/confirm program eligibility:
Proof of Rancho Santa Margarita residency with a photo
Proof of age
To register for the Senior Mobility Program please call the Community Services Department at 949-216-9700 to schedule an appointment.