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Transportation

Atlantic County Transportation PhotographThe County of Atlantic, County Executive, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Human Services, and Local Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Committee are pleased to offer a wide range of Transportation services to residents of Atlantic County. The Atlantic County Transportation Unit’s (A.C.T.U.) program is designed to provide necessary services, on a “first come, first served” basis, to the maximum number of county residents, in conjunction with all other service providers in the region. Services are available and provided to Qualified Residents, weekdays, between the hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm, for both Life Essential and Life Enhancing Services.

Qualified Residents

All county residents who are 60 years of age or older, have a disability, are a veteran traveling to/from qualified medical centers, residents of the FTA defined rural western areas of the county, and/or qualified residents, traveling to/from employment, educational, or job training opportunities are all eligible to receive transportation from the A.C.T.U. However Atlantic County may not duplicate services that are available and provided by other service providers. Therefore residents living in institutional or assisted living facilities, or that qualify for service(s) from another transportation provider, may not be eligible for all of Atlantic County’s transportation services. Please call (609) 645 - 5910 for further information on eligibility, and allow the A.C.T.U. staff to assist you in finding the travel solution that provides for your need, while maintaining our goal of providing services to the maximum number of mobile dependent residents of Atlantic County.

Life Essential Services

The following programs are defied as Life Essential Services:

  • Dialysis Treatment
  • Chemotherapy and/or other forms of on-going cancer treatments
  • Daily Nutrition Site Services
  • Prescribed Physical and Occupational
  • Therapy Programs
  • Non-Emergency Medical & Laboratory Appointments
  • Weekly Regional Grocery Shopping Programs
  • Compensated/Volunteer Employment and/or Educational/Job Training
  • All General Public Rural Travel Requests

We recommend that all life essential transportation service requests be scheduled 7 days in advance of service date.

Life Enhancing Services

The following transportation service programs are defined as Life Enhancing Services:

  • Non-grocery related shopping services.
  • All other social and recreational services.

Reservations

  • Reservations are accepted weekdays from 1pm to 4pm
  • Requests are accepted on a first come first served basis, with Life Enhancing service requests being scheduled around Life Essential service requests.
  • Next and same day trips are accepted whenever space permits

Non-Discrimination Policy

The County of Atlantic is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from, or denied the benefits of our services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to the COUNTY OF ATLANTIC. To file a complaint, or for more information on Atlantic County's obligations under Title VI write to: County of Atlantic, 1333 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401.  Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to NJ TRANSIT by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service – Title VI Division, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit njtransit.com/diversity.  A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.