SOMA Senior Transportation Services

Each town offers free transportation for seniors on week days.  See town specific info below.

South Orange Village Senior Transportation

To schedule a trip, call (973)378-7715, ext. 2035. 

Maplewood Township Senior Transportation

Maplewood provides transportation for Maplewood seniors 65+ to local areas and shopping areas. To sign up for a ride, call 973-763-5287.  

Commuter Jitneys

South Orange and Maplewood residents can ride the commuter jitneys for a small fee as they make the morning and evening routes.  Commuter jitneys follow designated routes to and from the train stations, from approximately 6:00am - 9:00am and 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  Please consult the towns' websites for commuter jitney information and schedules: 

South Orange Commuter Jitney Maps

Maplewood Commuter Jitney Schedule

Essex County Services
For residents 60+,  Essex County provides free, handicap accessible  transportation for people with Medicare to all towns within the county.  Call (973) 618-1280 to register and set up an appointment.  Once you are in the system, you can begin scheduling rides. Service is from 8am – 3 pm. The service needs at least 3 days notice, but can set up rides up to 30 days in advance. 

Logisticare provides non-emergency transportation for Medicaid clients going to doctor's appointments.  To schedule a ride, you must call 2 days prior with your Medicaid ID #, your date of birth and time of trip.  Call (866) 527-9933

Private transportation options
For medical transport:
 Bell Medical Transport is a private, local company:

On Demand Car Service is a  growing trend for transportation, such as Uber or Lyft.  These require smart phones and can be set up as individual accounts.  If you do not have a smart phone, two senior-friendly options are available that will act as the intermediary in finding you a pre-screened driver to take you where ever you need to go:

  1. Gogo Grandparent is available 24/7 to connect clients with ride services.  For more information, call 1(855) 464-6872 or click here:
  2. EzRide Ryde4Life is currently available M-F, 8am - 8 pm; Saturday 8am - 5pm; and starting June 2, Sunday 8am - 5pm. For more information, call (866) 208-1307 x4 or click here:

Hurricane/Tropical Storm IDA 

Governor Murphy announced a partnership with Uber and Lyft to provide free and discounted rides to NJ residents who lost a personal vehicle due to Hurricane Ida. If you need a ride to an essential service, text NJIDARIDE to 898-211 or dial 2-1-1.