In the 1990's, OCTA developed a program called the Senior Mobility Program in which local agencies are provided with funds to operate their own bus program. The idea behind the program is for each municipality to control their own program and design it to meet the needs of their community. The City of Seal Beach secured this grant funding and has been successfully operating this program since 2002.
The Senior Transportation includes the City’s Senior Nutrition Program, the Shopper Shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride program.
The Dial-A-Ride component of the Senior Transportation Program is available to transport a senior resident to any location within the City Limits. Trips can be made for reasons such as non-emergency doctor's appointments, and retail/grocery shopping within the City of Seal Beach limits. Trips may be scheduled for services within three miles outside the City limits in Orange County for medical purposes only. The Dial-A-Ride Program operates from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
To schedule a Dial-A-Ride trip, please call (562) 439-3699 a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
The County of Orange also operates a program called Senior Non-Emergency Transportation (SNEMT) that is very similar to the City's Dial-A-Ride program. The SNEMT program provides seniors with access to non-emergency trips such as medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs, testing and other health-related trips. The SNEMT program operates Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. To register for the County of Orange's SNEMT program please call Abrazar at (714) 891-9500. Rides must be scheduled a minimum of 5 days in advance.
The Senior Nutrition Program Shuttle service provides transportation services to-and-from North Seal Beach Community Center from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information and pickup locations, please call (562) 439-3699.
Beginning September 26, 2019, the Thursday Shopper Shuttle Service will be reinstated. Pick-up/drop-off location will be at the Leisure World Main Gate, and will make regular stops at Seal Beach Center (Pavilions) and the Pier. Service will run every from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m., every Thursday. For more information, please call (562) 439-3699.
All services are suspended between 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m
The change in service will begin on September 26, 2019. Additional information can be found on the City’s website or by calling the City at (562) 431-2527
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. Orange County is kept moving with countywide bus and paratransit service; Metrolink rail service; the 91 Express Lanes toll facility; freeway, street, and road improvement projects; Share the Ride commuting options for individuals and employers; motorist aid services; and by regulating taxi operations. Here are the bus schedules for Route 1, Route 42, and Route 60.
OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. By increasing efficiency and eliminating duplicate functions, county taxpayers save millions of dollars.
An 18-member Board of Directors governs OCTA. The Board consists of five county supervisors, 10 city members, two public members, and the Director of the Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans) as a non-voting member.
Long Beach Transit (LBT) Routes 131 and 171, which ceased operations into Seal Beach in August 2012, will again be extended into the City starting June 1, 2014.
Details of the lines' new routes into Seal Beach are being finalized now and will go into effect as part of LBT's June service changes.
Finalized maps, times, and schedules will be available on the Seal Beach website and on Long Beach Transit buses and www.lbtransit.com in May.