Q & A for Transit

Who may ride?

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 -Thursday.  A 24 hr notice is appreciated to schedule.

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 Commissioners Office to cancel.

Handicapped Accessible?

Yes. A lift-bus is 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 Transit driver). This form must be signed by the 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.

Denver trips?

The Transit will plan one trip per month for medical appointments.  It will be on a first-come-first-serve basis