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DASH Transit gets new buses

DASH Transit gets new buses

The City of Lakewood purchased two new 16-passenger Ford buses to replace two aging 2004 buses in the DASH fleet. The city used $169,822 in voter-approved Proposition A county transit funds to make the purchase. 

The new buses join six DASH vans purchased in 2014. The city’s transit service helps over 1,200 senior and disabled Lakewood residents safely stay mobile and active with more than19,000 round-trips each year.

DASH is free to Lakewood residents 60 years of age or older without transportation and to disabled residents of any age. Users of the service must meet some eligibility requirements.

DASH is a reservation-only service that travels within Lakewood and offers some limited service outside of Lakewood for certain medical and educational purposes. For help in becoming a DASH rider, call 562-924-0149.

Additional paratransit service is available through Access Services and Long Beach Dial-A-Lift. Pre-registration is required and eligibility requirements must be met for both programs. Access Services and Dial-A-Lift are available for longer distance trips and longer hours for a nominal fee. Call 800-827-0829 for information on applying for Access Services and 562-591-8753 for a Long Beach Dial-A-Lift application.