(The following is from a press release)
To promote the city’s convenient door-to-door Dial-A-Ride transportation service, Agoura Hills announced it will give residents a “friends-ride-free” fare on September 26 and October 13, which are local school holidays. “As many working parents don’t have these holidays off, kids can take Dial-a-Ride to get to the movies, the mall or even to Tifa, Baskin Robbins or Sweet XO with friends. Dial-A-Ride is a great community service for residents, particularly for our youth and senior populations,” said Amy Brink, director of community services.
The Dial-A-Ride program is open to all residents of Agoura Hills, providing deluxe door-to-door transportation for those who don’t drive, who want to economize on the high cost of driving, or who want to help the environment through community carpooling. The vans have low floors for senior-friendly boarding and two in the fleet are wheelchair accessible with ramps. Children 10 and older may ride alone and babies may ride in their own car seats.
The Dial-A-Ride program provides service anywhere around Agoura Hills and Malibou Lake, as well as popular destination service to Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills, including Kaiser and Los Robles Medical Centers. The new Target in Westlake Village is also on the service route.
Riders are advised to make appointments a day in advance, but the vans will pick up on a moment’s notice if available. One-way trip cost is $1.50 within city limits and $3 to locations outside city boundaries. The vans operate from 7am to 7pm Monday – Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday. (No Sunday or holiday service.) To schedule a ride, call Dial-A-Ride at (818) 707-2005.
In addition to Dial-A-Ride’s door-to-door service, the program also offers a Ladyface Loop after-school curbside shuttle service. The Ladyface Loop connects Lindero Middle School, Agoura Hills Recreation Center, Agoura Hills Library, Agoura High School and the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center for transporting students to and from after-school activities. “This service will bring students back from the community center in Calabasas to more convenient pick up locations in Agoura Hills,” said Brink. Fare for the shuttle service is $1.50.
Information on all services provided by Dial-A-Ride including a complete schedule of times and how to reserve rides can be found on the city’s website at http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/residents/resident-services/alternative-transportation.