Travel Accessible St. Louis
Saint Louis offers various forms of accessible transportation for visitors and residents.
The Office on the Disabled has compiled a list of transportation options while visiting or residing in Saint Louis. Getting to and around Saint Louis is becoming easier with these accessible options. The Office on the Disabled will be updating this information on a regular basis. For more in-depth information, please contact the particular transportation provider using the contact information listed below.
All MetroBus vehicles are equipped with lifts or ramps, and most have kneelers to assist passengers who cannot use or have difficulty using the stairs. Priority seating is available for passengers who have difficulty standing while the vehicle is in motion. For customers using wheelchairs or scooters, there are two reserved seating areas which are equipped with securement devices to help ensure a safe ride.
Each MetroLink vehicle is equipped with four priority seating locations for customers with disabilities. The floors of the light rail vehicles are level with the station platforms to ensure ease of entry and exit. All MetroLink station platforms are accessible via ramps or elevators. Occasionally, elevators and/or escalators may be out of service due to routine maintenance. Call (314) 982-1498 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, to check if any elevators are out of service (after hours, call (314) 289-6873).
(314) 652-3617 or Toll Free at (888) 652-3617
Call-A-Ride TTY (314) 534-5055
Metro Call-A-Ride provides Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligible paratransit curb-to-curb van service in St. Louis City and St. Louis County with advance reservations for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to independently use available bus or light rail service. Based on ADA requirements, paratransit services are designed to provide equivalent access to areas served by fixed-route (bus/light rail) services. Contact Metro Transit's ADA Services department by calling (314) 982-1510 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
430 South 15th Street
St. Louis Gateway Station
St. Louis, MO 63103
To ensure accessible seating you must make a reservation for wheelchair space, transfer seats, and/or accessible sleeper accommodations. Amtrak requires reservations for such accommodations on all trains, including on "unreserved trains" (on which reservations for ordinary seats are not required). Accessible space is limited. Amtrak asks that you reserve as far in advance as possible.
*The St. Louis Amtrak station has accessible entry, parking, and restroom*
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Administration Offices (314) 426-8000
Guest Services (314) 890-1333
10701 Lambert International Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63145
The airport does have accessible entrances, parking, and restrooms. Numerous means of transportation can also be accessed to and from the airport including accessible taxi cabs.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport parking policies:
- While the Airport garages contain the required number of ADA spaces for "Meet and Greet" patrons, our parking staff is to monitor the capacity of those spaces and use best efforts to locate alternate accessible garage parking when all ADA designated spaces are full
- For vans over 8' in height (past garage restriction), the drivers will have the ability to give advance notice of their arrival to allow the parking operator to open a side gate into a non height restricted area of the garage. This advance notice information (24 hour a day "Manager On Duty" mobile phone number) will be appropriately posted on the parking web site.
- When all ADA designated spaces are full, or when a vehicle exceeds the 8' height of the garages (if no advance notice is received and/or side gate is unavailable), arrangements will be made with the Airport Police Department to provide a security sweep of the vehicle for accessible parking in restricted areas. Arrangement for this sweep will be the responsibility of the parking operator.
You pay the transportation company of your choice for your ride. There is no fee to call MO RIDES for assistance. Contact MO RIDES between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for a referral to a transportation company. Many of the transportation companies operate 24/7. MO RIDES will assist you in finding the most affordable public transportation options to meet your specific needs.
Accessible Taxi Cab Services
The following Companies provide ADA Compliant Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle transportation to the metropolitan area:
Metro West Transport 636-272-8294
Metropolitan Taxicab Corporation 314-773-1000
Find a list of current licensed companies with their phone numbers (organized by C.C.N. class) Adobe Acrobat required to view.
Rental vehicles are available with hand controls and ramps. Whether you need a van or car the locations below can assist with finding accessible rentals. Call ahead 48-72 hours to check for availability.
(800) 331-2323 TTY
TOTAL CHARTER BUS
BUDGET CAR RENTAL
(800) 232-3301 TTY
DOLLAR CAR RENTAL
11774 Missouri Bottom Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042
UNITED ACCESS, INC.
9389 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
WHEELCHAIR GETAWAYS OF MISSOURI
St. Louis, MO 63118
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