Mobility Matters: Transportation Services



DIAL-A-RIDE “Give us 48 Hours!”                

Dial-A-Ride provides folks over 60 years of age transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, and grocery stores and requires 48 hours notice. The service is provided on a first come first serve basis between the hours of 8:30 and 2:30 pm.  Currently, no “On Demand” transportation is available. Those needing medical emergency transportation should call 911.  When CVACL offices are closed for Holidays or inclement weather transportation is not available. Wheelchair accessible vans are available. This is a fee for service program. Income and medical expenses are taken into consideration.


BEDFORD RIDE-“AWARD WINNING PROGRAM”                                   

Serving the county of Bedford, Bedford Ride has been recognized for its excellence by the State Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services. This wonderful partnership has drawn hundreds of volunteers to support individuals over 60 and people living with disabilities.

With 48 hours notice, volunteers provide easy and affordable transportation to non-emergency medical services on a first come first serve basis.
 Communities served include:

Taylor Mountain

Appointments should be scheduled between 8:30a.m. and 3:00p.m..  Transportation is not available when CVACL offices are closed for holidays, weather events of other circumstances beyond agency control.  

Drivers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained persons who are caring, compassionate, and considerate. They drive safely, protect passenger confidentiality and treat everyone with respect.

Bedford Ride offices are located at Centra’s Bedford Memorial Hospital, 1613 Oakwood Street, Bedford Va.  Office hours are 8:30a.m-4:30p.m., Monday-Friday.  Call Bedford Ride at 540-587-3315.



This Transportation program is named for what it provides!  It gives adults 21 and over who have a disability a “new freedom” of access to transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores they did not have before. 

This non-emergency transportation system is operated in conjunction with the Dial-A-Ride program. With the exception of the age requirement, the same rules and protocol apply.  Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available