Residents can apply for a Gardena Special Transit identification/certification card by visiting the administrative office of the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau located at 1670 W. 162nd Street, Phone Number (310) 217-9552.
When calling Gardena Special Transit dispatch at (310) 965-8848 or the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau at (310) 217-9552, indicate the following:
Date you wish to travel (should be 24 hours in advance)
Your pickup address (location) and time
Your destination address (location) and time you wish to return.
Indicate any special situation or need (e.g. wheelchair, escort, service dog, etc.).
Regular fare for a one-way trip is 75 cents. Legally blind passengers ride free. Riders from the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau may ride at no charge using S.S.I. tickets. These tickets may be purchased at the Gardena Senior Citizens Bureau for 50 cents.
An aide (escort) assisting a handicapped passenger rides free of charge however, the person requiring the escort must have the ID card that specifies the need for escort service.
The City of Hawthorne sells dial-a-ride tokens to its' residents for $0.75. Riders may use these tokens to ride at no-charge; otherwise, the fare is $0.75 one-way.
Hours of service are as follows:
Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holiday service hours are 8:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.