Specialized Transportation

Specialized Transportation Program For the Elderly and Disabled

Specialized Transportation Program For the Elderly and Disabled


Program Overview

The Society for Equal Access provides transportation services to individuals with disabilities who live in Tuscarawas County and need transportation to medical appointments. Individuals can be transported to medical appointments at medical facilities within a 150 mile (300 mile round trip) radius of Tuscarawas County.

S.E.A. contracts with the Department of Job and Family Services (JFS), Area Agency on Aging (Passport), Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), and the Tuscarawas County Veteran’s Administration. These agencies pay transportation fees for those who qualify for their services.


To be eligible for transportation services, an individual must be a resident of Tuscarawas County.

Vehicle Types

S.E.A. has various types of vehicles to fit special needs.

  • Mini vans are used for individuals who do not have mobility impairment.
  • Full sized vans with lifts are available for scooters, oversized wheelchairs and power chairs.
  • Mini vans, equipped with ramps are available for manual wheelchairs and small power chairs

All vehicles are equipped with safety equipment and safety inspections are performed on all vehicles yearly.
All S.E.A. drivers go through extensive training programs, have a background check and drug and alcohol screening.

Transportation Service Hours

Monday – Saturday
6 am to 10 pm

Sunday- Trips scheduled upon request

Scheduling a Ride

Information needed to schedule a ride:

  • 48 Hour Notice
  • Passenger Name
  • Appointment Time
  • Address of Pickup Location
  • Address of Destination
  • Time of Return Trip
  • Uses a wheelchair
  • Uses a walker of cane
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Vision Impaired
  • Will passenger have an attendant
  • Will passenger have children

Passengers will be notified 24 hours in advance of their pickup time for the date they are to be transported.
Passengers should be ready and waiting for their ride about 15 minutes before their scheduled pickup time.
For more information, or to schedule a ride, call the Transportation Department between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Phone: (330)343-3668
Toll Free: 1-888-213-4452

Passenger Assistance

S.E.A. provides door-to-door service. Door-to-door service means from the van door to the passenger’s home or office door.

Passenger No-Shows

If a passenger does not notify S.E.A. of a ride cancellation or does not show up at the scheduled time and location it will be considered a no-show. No-shows will result in a charge for services to the passenger and can result in loss of transportation privileges through S.E.A.

About Society for Equal Access

The Society for Equal Access Independent Living Center, Inc. has been in operation since April 1990, S.E.A. is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability, private, non-profit organization operated by and for individuals with disabilities. S.E.A. currently serves residents of Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties in Eastern-Central Ohio.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in state and local governments, services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunication.
An ADA impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity. Such as hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself, learning or working.

For more specific information about discrimination under the ADA Act affecting transportation contact:

Department of Transportation

(202)366-9305 | (202)755-7687 (TDD)