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Dial A Ride and DAR PLUS

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Dial-A-Ride Service

Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is a service of the City of Whittier for residents who need a little extra help to get where they’re going.

DAR is a shared-ride system for City of Whittier residents who are 60 and over or any resident with a permanent or temporary qualifying disability that prevents driving or use of public transportation (with a doctor’s certification).

We organize pick-ups and drop-offs in a way that allows us to serve as many residents as possible. The vehicles can easily accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. And our friendly, trained drivers are there to help you get safely on and off the vehicle.

You can go anywhere within Whittier City limits. The driver will stop at the curb and help you enter and leave the vehicle. Door-to-door service is available upon request.

DAR uses pre-paid ride cards. A special discounted monthly pass is available for low income residents. Assistants who are traveling to help you to and from your destination ride free.

Dial-a-Ride operates 365 days a year. Hours of operation are:

Days Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
City of Whittier Official Holidays
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DAR Plus Ride Cards

DAR Plus is a separate program which takes registered Dial-A-Ride users to specific locations outside of the City only for medical and dental appointments or for visits to Rose Hills Memorial Park. A special DAR Plus Ride Card is required for these trips.

City of La Habra Heights Dial-A-Ride

In addition, the City of Whittier contracts with the City of La Habra Heights to operate a Dial-A-Ride program for La Habra Heights residents. For more information on this service, contact La Habra Heights City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, telephone: 562-694-6302.

Useful Numbers

Service Phone
Metro (323) 466-3876
Foothill Transit (800) 743-3463
La Mirada Dial-A-Ride (562) 943-6776
Montebello Bus Lines (323) 887-4600
Norwalk Transit (562) 929-5550
Santa Fe Springs Tram (562) 868-0511
South Whittier Sunshine Shuttle (626) 458-5960
Access Services (800) 827-0829
Los Angeles County Dial-A-Ride (800) 439-0439
Orange County Transit (714) 560-6282

Dial A Ride Accommodations

The City of Whittier may allow the reasonable modification of our Dial-A-Ride transportation service to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities in order to allow them to fully utilize our Dial-A-Ride service.

Whenever possible a request for a reasonable modification or accommodation shall be filed in advance to Martin Browne, Accessibility Coordinator by email at, by telephone at 562-567-9470, or by mail at Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., Whittier, CA 90602.

Requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations will not be approved if the request would: fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity; create a direct threat to the health or safety of others; result in an undue financial and administrative burden; or the individual would still be able to fully use the services provided by the City of Whittier without the modification. Individuals with disabilities may file complaints regarding reasonable modification or accommodation with the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department by telephone at 562-567-9400 or via email at

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