GCTD's new “Late Night Safe Rides”, a shared ride, demand-response service is available to anyone over the age of 16 who requires transportation within the GCTD service area from the hours of 8PM to 11PM. The new service is intended to provide passengers an affordable and safe option during late night hours, in particular workers in fields such as hospitality and health care, who may get off from work late at night.
The service uses GCTD’s existing fleet of GO ACCESS paratransit vehicles, some of which are updated with racks to accommodate bicycles. The entire ACCESS fleet was also updated with LED dashboard lights to help passengers identify an approaching ACCESS vehicle to pick up a customer.
All passengers will be required to wear masks on board.
Reserve 1hr - 1 day before, daily up to 10 PM by calling 805-485-2319.
Late Night Safe Rides - Frequently Asked Questions
What are Late Night Safe Rides (LNSR) health guidelines for COVID-19?
Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is committed to ensuring the safe transportation options while adhering to local and state public health guidelines. In compliance with Federal Transit Administration directives, all drivers and passengers will be required to wear face masks.
How is LNSR ensuring vehicles are cleaned and sanitized?
After every drop off, our drivers sanitize seats and high touch areas.
What are the hours of Late Night Safe Rides (LNSR)?
Late Night Safe Rides (LNSR) service is from 8 PM to 12 AM, seven days a week. This service is open to all for any purpose and is available for you. To find out more information please talk to a member of our team at 805-485-2319.
What is the service area for the LNSR service?
LNSR will take you anywhere a GCTD bus goes. Please refer to the GCTD system map.
The service area covers the GCTD normal fixed route service area. This includes the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Ojai, and unincorporated areas in between these cities
What are the age requirements to use LNSR service?
The rider must be 16 years of age or older to make a reservation. Children under age 16 may ride when accompanied by an adult. Fares are required for each passenger.
How can I pay for this service?
The fare is $2.00. This can be paid by cash or by e-fare using the Token Transit app. The Token Transit APP can be easily downloaded on Android or IOS smartphones by texting the work “TOKEN” to #41411.
Can I transport my bike?
Yes, bike racks are installed on some of our vehicles. When making the reservation please
inform the staff so both you and your bike are accommodated.
How will I recognize my LNSR vehicle?
We are using the same vehicles that serve our GO ACCESS customers. There will be a light in the dashboard that says, “LATE NIGHT”.
Will there be other passengers on board?
Yes, there may be others on board. LNSR is a ride share (similar to a carpool). On most trips the driver may be picking up or dropping off passengers along the way to your destination, similar to riding a bus with stops along the way
How long do I have to wait for a pickup?
Wait times are generally up to fifteen minutes after scheduled pick-up time
Can I use my smartphone to reserve a trip?
Currently we do not have an APP that allows the passenger to reserve trips. Passengers may call a day in advance and up to 1 hour in advance to book trips. Reservations may be booked by calling 805-485-2319.
What is the cost if I am a Senior, ADA, or youth passenger?
The fare for everyone is $ 2.00/passenger.
What if I am traveling with a service animal?
Service animals are always welcome, as required by law. Please advise reservations if you are traveling with a service animal when booking your trip. In compliance with Federal regulations, all service animals must be under the voice control of their owner.
What if my plans change and I need to cancel or no show for a trip?
If you no longer need a ride or your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible by calling 805-485-2319
What if I have comments, concerns, or questions about LNSR?
GCTD Welcomes comments from our passengers. You can share any comments and concerns or ask questions you may have by calling our Customer Service Center at 805-487-4222.
Is this service to replace bus service?
This service is meant to supplement our fixed bus route service and to ensure a quick, safe and affordable ride to all members of our community in the late evening hours.
What is LNSR policy for car seats?
In compliance with California law, all passengers under age 8 must ride in an appropriate Child Restraint System (CRS), such as a safety seat or booster; and all passengers under age 2 must ride in an appropriate rear-facing safety seat. Caregivers must provide an appropriate safety seat and be able to install the equipment in the vehicle. Drivers can provide information about LATCH attachment points, however, they cannot assist caregivers with equipment installation.
How long has LNSR been around?
LNSR launched services in May 2021.
Why was LNSR started?
This temporary demonstration service was conceived to assist essential workers in late evening travel to/from employment. However, this service is available to anyone for any purpose who need transportation late at night in our service area.
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