Senior Transportation Update - 11/16/2020
Senior transportation services will be operating Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through Thanksgiving. Transportation will be limited and utilized for grocery shopping, doctor appointments, and pharmacy trips at this time.
After the holiday, we will be shifting the schedule to Tuesday and Thursday. Transportation will also be for grocery shopping and doctor appointments ONLY.
Masks are required to ride on the SMART bus.
Explore the dropdown tabs below to see a list of some of those programs.
Transportation (Van) Service
The City of Berkley Transportation Service is excited to bring you new and improved changes. Trips to the doctors, pharmacies, salons, shopping centers, and more have never been easier.
Please take a moment to read the guidelines, which will make your next van ride, or making reservations, a breeze. Our van is funded and operated through the joint efforts of the City of Berkley and SMART.
Click here to download an electronic copy.
City of Berkley Transportation Service Guidelines
How do I make a reservation?
Reservations are required - call 248-658-3470 and ask for "Transportation" for reservations
Reservations are made Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM - requests will not be accepted any other time
Reservations can be made from one week to two months in advance - doctor's appointments take priority
When making your reservation please have the address & phone number of your destination on hand
Call the transportation dispatcher with any cancelations prior to your scheduled pick-up day
Where can I go?
Pickup is available anywhere within the City of Berkley
Meijer trips are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30 AM for Berkley residents outside of Oxford Park Towers
Meijer trips are Thursdays at 10:00 AM for Oxford Park Towers residents
Please limit your groceries to five bags
Who is eligible for this service?
The van service is available to residents who are disabled or are 50 years of age and older, retired, or semi-retired. Bus transportation is available to residents of any age from the City of Berkley or the surrounding areas.
What are the hours for this transportation service?
Transportation is available 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday with NO exceptions
Return pickup must be phoned in by 4:00 PM at 248-361-0905
Traffic and special assistance needs take extra time; the driver has a 15-minute window with regard to your scheduled pick-up time
What else do I need to know?
Seatbelts are mandatory
Medical appointments receive priority when scheduling - non-medical requests available at the discretion of the department
Wheelchair lift available - riders’ residence must be accessible with a ramp
Drivers will assist passengers from their homes to the van, and they will also help carry grocery bags. When making your reservation for a ride please state whether you have special needs
No changes or additions will be made on the day of transportation other than cancelations. Do not ask the driver to alter the schedule
A suggested donation of $3.00 one way or $5.00 round trip is recommended and appreciated
Home Chore Program
The 2017 Home Chore program for snow removal is filled. Call the Berkley Parks & Recreation Department at 248.658.3470 for more information.
Are you in need of durable medical supplies? Before paying an outrageous fee, check our Loan Closet. We may be able to meet your needs free of charge.
The Loan Closet currently has:
- Elevated Toilet Seats
- Tub Handrail with Suction Cups
Contact the Berkley Parks & Recreation Department at 248.658.3470 with your specific needs.