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A Special Workshop - To Drive or Not to Drive 

The Connect-A-Ride Transportation Resource Center is a free service that helps seniors and disabled adults of all ages find the transportation they need. Certified Information & Mobility Specialists help with schedules, benefits and eligibility requirements in Montgomery County, Maryland and in Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia as well as the Virginia cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
Connect-A-Ride also offers

  • Ride Smart Workshops to help small groups of older adults learn to use public transportation options and otherwise navigate the National Capital Region; and
  • Smooth Riding, an innovative program that coordinates and confirms local transportation arrangements for older adults in Montgomery County.
  • Escorted Transportation -- arranged, escorted rides to medical appointments, grocery stores and other destinations for qualified, low-income residents of Montgomery County. Click here for our program flier.

For information or assistance, contact Connect-A-Ride at 301.738.3252 or 703.323.6494 or by email.


Groups throughout the metropolitan D.C. area can rent our handicap-accessible buses, most seating 18-20 passengers. In addition, many buses run regular routes, taking seniors to the JCA Misler Adult Day Center, the grocery store and other essential destinations. All JCA drivers have commercial licenses and are specially trained to meet seniors’ needs.  For information, contact the JCA Rose & Harold Kramer Center on Transportation by calling 301.468.6280 or 703.652.1510 or by emailing us

Notice: Within the limits of its resources, JCA serves people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Indeed, we try to be as inclusive as possible in all that we do. Sometimes, however, JCA may deny a person or group the option to enroll or to continue to participate in all or particular programs and services. We reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion, should we believe that our action is in the best interest of the individual or program or for any other reason not precluded by applicable law.

For More Information, Contact the JCA Senior Helpline


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