You are important to the Village of Skokie! The Health and Human Services Department can help Skokie seniors and persons with disabilities find alternative transportation that would be best for their transportation needs.
Start by reviewing the Skokie Transportation Options for Seniors and Persons with Different Abilities (PDF) guide. If you have questions and/or need help, reach out to the Human Services Division 847-933-8208.
Some of the resources outlined in the guide include:
- Medicaid or Medicare Advantage - Non-emergency transportation to medical appointments and other health needs may be covered by Illinois Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. For more information, contact your health insurance provider.
- RTA ADA Paratransit - ADA Paratransit is a shared ride, advanced reservation, origin-to-destination service for individuals who, because of their disability, are unable to use CTA or Pace fixed route service for some or all of their rides.
- RTA Fixed Route - Fixed route service is the regularly scheduled buses and trains operated by the CTA and Pace in the northeast Illinois region.
- Uber / Lyft - Uber and Lyft offer innovative alternatives to taxis and private transportation services. Both give passengers a convenient way to request and pay for rides through their smartphones.
- GoGo Grandparent - GoGo Grandparent is a subscription service that helps coordinate transportation for seniors through Uber or Lyft for a fee.
- BriteLift - BriteLift offers door-to-door service with custom vehicles for scooters, bariatric and electric wheelchairs with ramps wider than ADA recommendations, as well as an accessible bus that securely seats up to five wheelchairs.
- TOOTL (Special Needs Chicago) - TOOTL provides non-emergency door-to-door transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
- Greater Chicago Transit - Greater Chicago Transit offers non-emergency medical transportation, specialized for people in wheelchairs.
- Taxi Services
- Northshore Cab, 847-864-7500
- Niles Flash Cab, 847-647-8777
- Northern Lakeshore Taxi, 847-235-0246
- 303 Taxi LLC, 847-303-0303
- Friendly Limo & Taxi Services, 872-214-0929
- Ever Ready Taxi, 630-479-7635
- Hundred Transportation, 773-313-7277
- American Limo Express, 847-778-2208
- O'Hare Taxi Express, 224-645-6474