General and Medical Transportation

Lancaster County Public Rural Transit

  • 402-441-7031
    Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Van hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Door-to-door public rural transportation, serving the entire Lancaster County area plus the communities of Adams, Ceresco, Cortland, Eagle and Greenwood. Wheelchair accessible. Cost is $2 one-way, $4 round trip and $20 for a ten-punch rider card. One boarding must occur outside of the Lincoln City limits. As a Demand Route system multiple transfers are available upon request and subject to availability. Morning pick-ups and mid-day transfers are available with afternoon returns. Call to schedule trips as least one day in advance.

StarTran Bus Service — Paratransit

This door-to-door transportation service was created to help meet the transportation needs of individuals who experience disability and who, because of that disability, are unable to ride the regular fixed-routed city bus. Service is available to eligible individuals within the city limits of Lincoln. The individual requesting Paratransit services must complete an application. The cost is $3.50 one-way, $66.00 for a 20-ride pass, $34.00 for a 31 Consecutive Day Pass ($16.00 for eligible low-income patrons).

VANLNK – StarTran on-demand services

  • 402-476-1234 (for information only)
    Same day service only
    Trips schedule via smartphone app: download - VANLNK
    Cost $5 per trip, paid via phone
    Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    May share ride if one other person.
    Ramp/lift accessible

Dashabout Shuttle

  • 1-970-345-6613 (reservation hot-line)
    Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Transportation from Colorado to Omaha, or points west. Fare is $39 one-way on a minivan, depending on the route. Shuttle runs seven days a week, depending on the route. You must call 24 hours in advance.

Low-Income Monthly Bus Passes

A 31-consecutive day bus pass for eligible low-income patrons is $8 and $16 for paratransit patrons. You must show ID. Only one pass per person, per month. Low-income guidelines and pass outlets can be found on the StarTran website.

Madonna Medical Transportation 

Medicaid Waiver approved provider.
  • 402-413-3702
    Services hours: Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mike's HandyVan 

Medicaid Waiver approved provider.
  • 402-570-1770
    Service hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Door-to-door transportation including medical appointments.
    Cost is $20 one-way and $30 round trips within city limits.
    Trips outside of Lincoln are $1 per mile plus $20. Call for pricing.
    Vans are wheelchair accessible.
    Rides for persons age 60 and over or mobile/visually disabled.
    Reserve trips 24-hours in advance.

Medicaid Transportation Company

Medicaid Waiver approved provider.
For medical appointments only. They will schedule your trip with a local transportation provider. You must call the transportation company or your Medicaid health plan to schedule your pick-up and return trip rides. You must call at least 3-days in advance to schedule a ride.

When you call, they will need the following:

  1. Name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Medicaid number
  4. Your address and destination address
  5. Appointment time
They will also need to know: 
  1. Use a walker or wheelchair
  2. Use a medical escort
  3. Have special directions and instructions
  4. Are in an authorized Personal Assistance Service (PAS) plan

Midwest Medical Transportation

  • 800-562-3396
    Aid and assist (wheelchair access)
    Medical escort
    Spouse ride (yes, no charge)
    Time, place, distance
    Bill Medicare (ambulance)
    No Medicaid
    24/7 (call for appointment
    Check, cash, credit card

Para-transit Program — Handi – Van

Door-to-door transportation, including medical, within Lincoln city limits. Wheelchair accessible. $3.50 each way. Must have exact amount. No change given. Reservations need to be made several days in advance.
No service on certain holidays. Preregistration is required. Application for eligibility must be done through the League of Human Dignity at 402-441-7871.

Road to Recovery Transportation

  • 800-227-2345
    Service hours:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free transportation to and from medical appointments related to cancer treatment. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Not wheelchair accessible. This type of transportation is for cancer patients only and they must live in Lincoln. Call 72 hours in advance for reservations. Patient must be ambulatory.

Senior Saver/Go For Less Cash Fare

Reduced bus fares on fixed-route buses are available to people age 62 and over and disabled persons. Senior Saver, Go-For-Less, Medicare, State ID; or driver’s license must be presented when boarding the bus. Cost is only 85 cents or a 20-ride pass for $16.

Share A Fare

Cab coupon subsidy program sponsored by Share A Fare of Nebraska. You must live in Lancaster County, have visual impairment or legally blind. You must complete the on-line application, have it signed by a physician, O.T. or B.V.I. counselor. The amount paid for the coupon is doubled up to $100. Money issued on debit card. 

VA Medical Center VAMC Transportation

  • Lincoln to Omaha: 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    402-486-7842 (Lincoln)
  • Omaha to Lincoln: 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    402-995-4200 (Omaha)
Two buses run daily each way from VAMC Lincoln to VAMC Omaha at no charge. You must be a Veteran with appointments in Omaha. For reservations, call 48 hours in advance. 

zTrip (formerly Happy Cab)

For seniors age 65 and over, cost is $2.95 (load fee) plus $1.68 per mile. Also accepts debit and credit cards as a form of payment for a $3 processing fee. Foldable wheelchair only.