Senior Transportation in Southeast Arkansas
Many Southeast Arkansas seniors are homebound or otherwise unable to drive. When seniors lose access to reliable transportation, it directly and negatively affects their mental and physical health. Lack of transportation means missed doctor appointments, not picking up necessary medications, and unreliable access to the grocery store.
Without a way to travel, senior and other vulnerable populations are endangered. Southeast Arkansas Transportation (SEAT) is a rural transit program designed to offer seniors and other residents of all ages reliable, non-emergency transportation.
SEAT’s Senior Transportation Services
SEAT offers door-to-door senior transportation services. Because demand is high, rides are available on a first-call, first-served basis. Because we run on a tight schedule, we also require at least 48-hours of advance notice. Fares are based on mileage/distance traveled.
You may use SEAT senior transportation services for transport to:
- Medical appointments
- To pay bills
- To shop
- To work
- To visit certain community resources (i.e. Senior Centers, Churches, AA meetings, Library, etc.)
Call ahead to make sure that your destination is covered by SEAT services.
Special Needs Services
We also offer transportation services for people with special needs. Wheelchair lift vans are available on request. Not all transportation vehicles are wheelchair-friendly, so be sure to specify what type of transportation you need when you call to schedule.
Where Does SEAT Drive?
Our full schedule senior transportation services are available in the following counties:
We also offer limited transportation in:
SEAT Rules and Regulations
SEAT Drivers are trained professionals who ask Passengers to follow set safety rules. You will be required to wear your seatbelt at all times when the car is in motion. You may also be required to wear a mask for the safety of yourself and your driver. You may not drive the vehicle yourself for any reason. The driver may discontinue service if you refuse to comply with safety procedures and regulations.
Non-Emergency Services Only
SEAT provides non-emergency senior transportation services only. We are not an emergency or medical transportation service. We do not have the trained personnel or medical equipment required to keep you safe during an emergency situation. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 for an ambulance.
SEAT offers transportation to all ages without regard to gender, race, religion, handicap, national origin, or disability.
How to Schedule Transportation
To schedule senior transportation in your area, contact SEAT during office hours.
- (870) 543-6340
- TTY #870-543-6339
- Toll-Free at 1-866-501-7328
Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
We are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
It is possible to schedule transportation outside of these office hours, but you must call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a pickup.
Download the medicaid transportation map for more information.
Southeast Arkansas Transportation
Rural transit project of the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas incorporated seat offers transportation to all ages without regard to their gender, race, religion handicap, national origin, origin, or disability, giving you safe prompt and courteous transportation is our goal.