Transportation for Seniors and the Disabled
The "MyLift" accessible bus service is a convenient door to door transportation for seniors and the disabled. It’s available to anyone whose disability prevents them from using conventional transportation.
Disabled persons means anyone, who without difficulty or with dignity cannot use conventional transportation, permanent or temporary. "MyLift" is currently operated by the City of Dryden until it transitions to a new 3rd party provider in the fall of 2016. The service is funded by the City of Dryden, Provincial Gas Tax funding and by proceeds from user fees. It consists of one lift equipped bus that can accommodate up to 4 wheelchairs and 12 ambulatory passengers.
Fares and Hours of Service effective Monday, September 12, 2016:
Passengers - $2.50
Attendants (needed to help you travel) No Charge
Hours of Service:
Booking Service: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bus Service for booked rides and the daily shuttle route service:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Advance bookings are required for this service. Please call a minimum of 24 hours and up to one week to book your rides. Subject to availability. You are allowed to bring on board that which you can carry. For after hours or special trips, please contact the office.
Door to Door Service
"MyLift" provides transportation from accessible door to accessible door. For safety reasons, drivers cannot be expected to maneuver wheelchairs up and down stairs or unsafe ramps.
Seniors Shuttle Service
Designated Route from Senior Buildings to designated retail/service locations
Monday to Friday Fee: $2.50 per one way trip
When The Bus Arrives
Please be at the accessible pickup point at the time the bus is scheduled to arrive. The driver can wait only five minutes past your scheduled time. Keep in mind that others are waiting.
If you reserve your trip, "MyLift" will advise you of the fare. Drivers do not make change so please have the exact fare ready. There are no charges "on account" unless prearranged.
If the bus is late please be patient. Weather, heavy traffic, or an emergency may have delayed the bus. Wait 15 minutes then call the Office at 223-3568
Passengers unable to care for themselves who travel without an attendant must be met by a caregiver, parent, or other responsible person at the destination. "MyLift" is not a taxi service but a shared ride public ride system. Other passengers will be picked up and dropped off enroute.