What is Marin Access?
Marin Access provides a wealth of transit services and information for Marin’s older adults, persons with disabilities and low income residents. This program is brought to you by Marin Transit.
News & Alerts
RIDER ALERT : MARIN CATCH A RIDE – As of 6:00 pm on 4/24/2015 we have been informed that On The Move (Radio Cab / Bel Air Cab / Yellow Cab) will no longer be providing taxi service in Marin County. We will do our best to schedule your rides through the remaining taxi service providers in Marin, but service may be limited.
Whistlestop Prepares to Launch “CarePool”
Did you mean carpool? No, CarePool, it’s the caring way to share rides with those in need. Whistlestop recently won a grant from Marin Transit to initiate a Traditional Volunteer Driver Program we are calling “CarePool.” CarePool is a program whereby Whistlestop recruits lots of community members who don’t mind offering a ride to an older adult in need of a trip to a doctor or to grocery shop. Once we have lots of volunteers willing to lend a hand, or rather, a ride, we will roll out the program to the thousands of seniors in our community in need of such a ride. The service uses an innovate software program that enables Whistlestop to match the requests from those in need with volunteers willing to give the rides.
WC19 Safe Transportation for Wheelchair Users
WC19 is a voluntary industry standard for designing, testing and labeling a wheelchair that is ready to be used as a seat in a motor vehicle. A WC19 wheelchair has
- Four permanently attached and labeled securement points that can withstand the forces of a 30 mph, 20 g impact.
- Specific securement point geometry that will accept a securement strap end fitting hook.
- A clear path of travel that allows proper placement of vehicle mounted occupant safety belts next to the skeletal parts of the body,
- Anchor points for an optional wheelchair anchored pelvic safety belt, that is designed to withstand a 30 mph, 20 g impact, that has a standard interface on it that allows it to connect to a vehicle-anchored shoulder belt.