Persons with Disabilities Services
Persons with Disabilities provides service to people ages 18 to 64 years old. Fares are offered at a discounted flat rate of only $3.00. Service is provided anywhere in Cambria County that the current Reserve-A-Ride service goes. You can ride to work, shopping, or even to just visit a friend. Any individual who has a disability (as defined by the ADA) is eligible for the program. Persons wanting to utilize this service must fill out an application and provide independent verification of the disability. Applications are available at our Johnstown and Ebensburg Offices as well as here.
The ADA states, "Public and private entities providing public transportation will permit service animals to accompany individuals with disabilities in vehicles and facilities." A service animal means any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to work tasks for persons with disabilities. Service animals provide visual, mobility, hearing, emotional and seizure response assistance. This includes animals identified as a companion.
Identification of service animals is simply, "If it looks like a service animal and the owner says it is, then it is a service animal." CamTran cannot require certification, but may ask. Service animals should be harnessed or leashed and are the sole responsibility of the owner. Should an animal be disruptive or attempt to bite someone unprovoked, CamTran is permitted to refuse them service. Service animals are not permitted on wheelchair lifts due to safety reasons.
Any animal that is considered a pet and wishes to utilize our transportation services is required to be completely muzzled with an approved regulation type muzzle and must be leashed. Cats can also be brought on board, as long as they are in a cage or carrier and placed on the floor. There is no charge for animals.