Q & A for Transit

Who may ride?

ALL Kiowa County residents and guests of residents.  Children under 18 must have a guardian or other adult present.

What is the cost?

See set fee schedule on Kiowa County home page

Medicaid accepted

Hours of operation?

7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  

Monday -Friday.  A 24 hr notice is appreciated to schedule.

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

No holidays

The Transit will not run during inclement weather; the driver will determine if the trip will be cancelled and will call the rider.A 24-hour cancelation notice is requested; if there is no notification prior to pick up, the rider may be charged a fee. The rider is to call the driver and/or Kiowa County Trasit (438-5782) to cancel.

(Note: Doctors appointments that are greater than 50 miles away must be made on or after 10am.) 

Handicapped Accessible?

Yes. A lift-van and lift-bus are available for wheelchairs and power chairs.

Note: The rider must provide a helper if needed. The Transit does not provide a helper.

Medicaid Approved?

Medicaid will pay Medicaid approved medical appointments only.  Riders must have an authorization form from the Department of Social Services (Generally provided by the driver if the scheduler is aware of the Medicaid appointment). This form must be signed by the rider and doctor’s office and returned to the Transit driver the day of service. 

Questions concerning Medicaid call:

Department of Social Services

719-438-5541

 

Helpers?

Helpers for any rider do not pay a fee if they are only assisting that rider.  It is at the discretion of the Transit driver if a helper is required for clients with special needs or assistance.  Transit does not provide helpers.

Other Trips?

Shopping/Fun trips may be scheduled each month to Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Lamar, and Garden City. The base cost of each trip is $50 for the minivan and $80 for the big bus or $10 per rider whichever is greater.

Senior Citizen trips may also be scheduled.

If you would like to schedule a fun/shopping trip please call Kiowa County Transit Office at 43-5782 to check availabilities. 

Denver trips?

The Transit will accept at least on medical appointment to Denver per month.  It will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional Denver trips will be scheduled as available.