In-Person Evaluations required for ADA Eligibility
LANtaVan (formerly LANTA Metro Plus) is transportation for people who require specialized service. It is a door-to-door, shared ride service.
LANtaVan provides transportation for:
· The Pennsylvania Lottery sponsored “Shared Ride” transportation program. People are eligible if there is no LANtaBus fixed-route service nearby or if they have a physical disability. Though open to people of any age for ‘full’ fare, those 65+ may ride for 15% of the actual fare (the remaining 85% will be paid by the Pennsylvania Lottery).
· People with a valid Medical Assistance ACCESS Card are eligible to use LANtaVan service to go to M.A. reimbursable appointments (doctors, medical tests and treatment, dialysis, etc.) if they meet the PA Department of Welfare’s program requirements.
LANtaVan arranges transportation for those physically disabled persons who are ADA eligible and unable to ride regular LANtaBus services.
LANtaVan also provides service for clients of the Lehigh and Northampton County Area Agencies on Aging. For information about these programs, you must call the Area Agency directly.
To use LANtaVan a person must first register, and then follow certain eligibility procedures with the LANtaVan office. Call 610-432-3200 for an application or go to www.lantabus.com and print the application form. Once the completed application has been received and approved, LANtaVan will issue an Identification Card, which must be shown to the driver each time you board a LANtaVan vehicle.
The LANtaVan application must be filled out for LANtaVan service and has been updated to reflect a broader range of information and aid in the eligibility process. It is imperative that the application be read carefully. The new application is a 13 page document; however, not all sections pertain to everyone.
The Rider’s Guide that accompanies the LANtaVan application gives a boarder view of what to expect from the service and how to use it. It is imperative that all consumers read the booklet in its entirety to grasp how the system works.
If you have the paratransit service tri-fold applications on hand they are no longer valid. Also, new LANtaVan Rider’s Guide have arrived and should be used in place of the LANTA Metro Rider’s Guide. Click here to access or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the updated paperwork.
Keep in mind that if applying for eligibility under the Americans with Disability (ADA) program, you will likely be asked to appear for an in-person evaluation of your mobility capacity to see if you meet eligibility requirements. LANta has contracted with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Services and the evaluation process has started. Currently they are working only with new applicants applying for service on LANtaVan.