Eligibility & Accessibility
Individuals must apply to be eligible for service. If you are interested and think that you may qualify for service, click the "How to Ride!" link above.
Benton Area Transit (BAT) provides wheelchair-accessible, demand-response transportation for the rural Benton County community. You may be eligible for our service if you are beyond 3/4 mile from a Corvallis Transit System (CTS) or a Philomath Connection bus route and if you are a person with at least one of the following:
- Certified under ADA paratransit guidelines;
- A person with a disability that does not qualify for ADA paratransit and has limited transportation options (information confirming this from a caseworker, primary healthcare provider, and/or a rehabilitation officer may be required);
- A person is 65 years of age or older;
Fixed-route services are an excellent, encouraged option for those who are located near bus stops and for those that are not eligible for Special Transportation Services. Benton Area Transit, Corvallis Transit System (CTS), and Albany Transit System (ATS) buses are wheelchair accessible. CTS buses have a feature that allows the bus to kneel, making it easier for passengers to board and exit the vehicle. To learn how to use the bus, call Corvallis Transit System at 541-766-6998; Benton Area Transit at 541-766-2111; and Albany Transit System at 541-917-7667. Or visit their respective websites through the following links: