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City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Until the End of April Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Manhattan Beach, CA (March 13, 2020) – In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19. In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020.
The Dial-A-Ride program will continue to operate, for riders who require medication, doctor visits, and necessary medical care. Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly sanitized and cleaned throughout the day.
For more information, please read the entire City Facility and Event Programming Changes Press Release (PDF) and for accurate and up to date information, please visit DPH’s website and the City’s website.
Dispatch Hours of Operation (The dispatch office is closed for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
Reservations (310) 545-3500
|Monday through Friday||6:30 AM to 12:00 PM||1:00 PM to 5:30 PM|
|Weekends||8:00 AM to 12:00 PM||1:00 PM to 5:00 PM|
Dial-A-Ride Bus Hour Information
|Monday through Friday||7:30 AM to 4:30 PM||Medical appointments|
|9:00 AM to 4:30 PM||All other destinations|
|Weekends||9:00 AM to 4:00 PM||All other destination. No medical appointments unless within city limits.|
Contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500. Please provide the dispatch operator with:
1. Your first and last name
2. Your address
3. Telephone number
4. Emergency contact (spouse, family member, friend, doctor, etc.)
Policies and Procedures
We hope the adherence to Dial-A-Ride policies will insure prompt and efficient service. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to maintain our excellent service!
If Dial-A-Ride cannot accommodate your transportation needs, please review the list of transportation alternatives (PDF).
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Dial-A-Ride will provide transportation to any destination within the City of Manhattan Beach seven days a week and to most medical facilities in Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride also makes special trips to a variety of shopping destinations outside of the city on designated days of the week.
Because it is a curb-to-curb service, Dial-A-Ride patrons should be waiting in front of their location at the designated pick-up time.
Who can Ride?
The Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb bus service for Manhattan Beach residents who are 55+ years old or disabled (all ages). Riders who have a short-term disability are also eligible to ride by providing a letter from their physician. All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Drivers provide boarding and disembarking assistance as needed. Contact our Dial-A-Ride dispatcher at (310) 545-3500 to sign up today.
Mustang Morning News: Dial-A-Ride
Produced by: Broadcast Journalism Students at Mira Costa High School
Reporter: Aili David
Photographer: Coleman Weaver
This news clip about the Manhattan Beach Dial-A-Ride program was created by Aili David for the Mira Costa High School Mustang Morning News program. Aili David is a senior and reporter/photographer for the award-winning Mustang Morning News. This video highlights the Dial-A-Ride program and it’s role in the community for our older adult and disabled population.
For additional information about the Dial-A-Ride program, please contact the Dial-A-Ride office at (310) 545-3500.