Nevada County Now Paratransit Services


Nevada County Transit Services is pleased to announce the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors 65 and over on Gold Country Lift, effective Wednesday April 22, 2020. 

Senior Dial-a-Ride service will be available to Western Nevada County residents during the same days, hours and service area as the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service provided by Gold Country Lift; typically, Monday –Friday 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM and Saturday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The cost per one-way trip is $4.00. Please note that during the current COVID-19 shelter-in-place we are operating reduced service hours for the safety of our Community.

Eligibility for the service is simply an identification which verifies age of 65 or older, including: State issued driver’s license or ID card, Gold Country Stage Senior Discount Fare ID card and Medi-care ID card.

To request a ride, participants will need to call Gold Country Lift at 530-271-RIDE (7433). Rides may be requested for the same day, but all Senior Dial-a-Ride trips will be provided on an available capacity basis only with ADA mandated trips taking priority. For first time trips, passengers must have their proof of age available, and must complete a simple one-page application which will be given to the driver at the time of pick-up.

Paratransit Services

The County of Nevada Transit Services administers an origin-to-destination/door-to-door paratransit service for persons with disabilities who, due to a mental or physical disability, are unable to use the fixed route bus system, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The service area includes Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, and other local areas. The paratransit service is provided by the Gold Country LIFT. In order to become eligible for paratransit service, a passenger must complete an ADA application form and be certified as eligible. Forms are available through Gold Country Stage (530) 477-0103, or toll-free (888) 660-7433 or online at and through Gold Country LIFT at (530) 271-RIDE (7433) or toll-free (855) 314-RIDE (7433), or

Reservations for paratransit trips must be made the day before the requested ride or up to several days in advance. There is no same day service. Reservations are made by calling Gold Country LIFT at (530) 271-RIDE (7433) or toll free at (855) 314-RIDE (7433). You will be asked to make a reservation for the return trip at the same time you make your original reservation. Please contact Gold Country LIFT for current fares and general information.

Please click on the following link to view a map of the paratransit service area. Gold Country LIFT Service Area

ADA Paratransit Service Application

Printer Friendly ADA Paratransit Application 

Fillable PDF ADA Paratransit Application