Call-A-Bus

Call-A-Bus is a demand response curb-to-curb service. Service is available to all residents of Prince George’s County who are not served by or cannot use existing bus or rail services. However, priority is given to senior and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities must provide their own escort, if needed. Service animals are allowed for the visually impaired.

Reservations can be made up to fourteen (14) days in advance by calling 301-499-8603 between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding County holidays). Hours of service are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding County holidays). Same day requests are accepted, but are subject to availability of resources. When reserving a trip, please be sure to indicate if you will need special assistance, such as a wheelchair lift or escort. Once your trip is scheduled, you will be required to call back the day before your trip to confirm your reservation; otherwise, your reservation may be cancelled. Please be ready for pick-up 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time and be waiting at a location where you are visible to the driver. Due to traffic congestion, please wait 15 minutes before calling to verify if your trip is late. In addition to the County’s Call-A-Bus service, the following municipalities provide their own Call-A-Bus service. For rates, days of service and hours of operation, please call the number for your municipality.

Municipal Call-A-Bus

Municipality Phone Number
Town of Berwyn Heights 301-474-5000
City of Bowie 301-809-2300
Town of Capitol Heights 301- 336-0626
City of College Park 301 345-8100
Town of Bladensburg 301-927-7048
Town of Cottage City 301-779-2161
Town of Colmar Manor 301-277-4920
City of District Heights 301-336-1402
Town of Fairmount Heights 301-925-8585
City of Glenarden 301-773-2100
City of Greenbelt 301-474-4100
City of Hyattsville 301-985-5020
City of Laurel 301-498-3693
City of Mount Rainier 301-985-6586
City of New Carrollton 301-459-6103
City of Seat Pleasant 301-336-8678
Town of University Park 301-927-4262

Reminder Tips

  • Be ready 15 minutes before your scheduled pick-up
  • No eating, smoking, or drinking while on the bus
  • Use electronic devices with earphones only
  • Avoid changes in your trip. If you have to change your trip destination or time, please advise the driver upon boarding.

Fares

  • Fares are based on one-way trips and are payable upon boarding.
  • Regular Fare $1.00
  • Senior citizens 60 years or older with a disability and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID ride FREE
  • Persons with Disabilities FREE (Escorts ride free)
  • Drivers cannot make change or handle fares.

How do I Schedule A Trip with Call-A-Bus?

Medical Program

Senior and disabled County residents are eligible to receive transportation for medical purposes, especially for dialysis. Residents may call 301.499.8603 up to 14 days in advance to schedule routine medical visits. For those seeking on-going to permanent transportation for medical visits, such as dialysis treatment, please send a written request.

General Transportation

Limited transportation is provided for County seniors to senior activity centers and other recreational venues. Those wishing to participate in the various senior programs should write to the Transit Division at: Prince George’s County

Department of Public Works and Transportation

9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 320

Largo, Maryland 20774

or call 301.883.5656.

How Much Does STS Cost?

Transportation for the Nutrition and Foster Grandparents program is FREE. Transportation for medical and general services is FREE allowing an escort a complimentary ride. Fares are based on one-way trips and are payable upon boarding. Drivers cannot make change or handle fares.

Senior Transportation Services

Senior Transportation Services (STS) provide regularly scheduled curb-to-curb transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities throughout Prince George’s County. Service is provided Monday through Friday, except on County holidays. Participants must provide their own escorts, if needed. STS also provides transportation for a number of senior programs. The Department of Family Services, Aging Division, offers a variety of programs designed to assist seniors throughout the County.

Nutrition Program

County seniors may receive free transportation to strategically located group sites for a nutritional lunch and companionship. Senior residents, who are homebound and cannot attend a nutrition site, may be eligible to have meals delivered to them. Any person60 years of age or older may be eligible, as is the spouse, when accompanying the age-eligible spouse. Transportation also is provided for the Foster Grandparents Program.

Operating hours are: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at designated sites throughout the County. For more information or to enroll in these or other senior programs, please call 301.265.8450.