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Regional Paratransit Demand Response Services

OCCK offers Regional Paratransit, origin-to-destination, on-demand service for the general public throughout North Central Kansas, including passengers with disabilities and seniors.  Riders will be picked up at their address and dropped off at their destination.

Passengers seeking Paratransit services in Salina are required to meet medical eligibility due to fixed route regulations.

The Regional Para-transit service has been a successful and popular program.

Regional Paratransit service is available anywhere in North Central Kansas, in the following counties:

  • Clay
  • Cloud
  • Dickinson
  • Ellsworth
  • Jewell
  • Mitchell
  • Lincoln
  • Marion
  • McPherson
  • Osborne
  • Ottawa
  • Republic
  • Saline
  • Smith

Regional Service hours are:

  • 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday (Salina only)


Fares are $2 per person each way in Saline County and 10-cents per mile outside Saline County.  Personal Assistants ride free.  Children, 10 and under, ride free when accompanied by an adult and must have an age appropriate car seat.

Ride coupons can be purchased in advance for $2.00 each.  They are available from the Paratransit driver or from the OCCK Transportation office at 340 N. Santa Fe, Salina.

To schedule a ride, or to obtain an eligibility application, call 826-1583 or 1-855-KSRIDES (1-855-577-4337) during business hours.

  • Passengers are advised to reserve their ride by 4:00 pm on the business day before the needed ride.
  • Same day reservations are available on a space available basis; HOWEVER return trips may result in a longer wait.
  • Rides can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.


The following list of holidays is observed.  If the holiday falls on a Saturday, then we are closed on the previous Friday.  If the holiday falls on a Sunday, then we are closed the following Monday.

  • New Year’s Day – closed
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day – closed for staff training
  • President’s Day – closed
  • Memorial Day – closed
  • Fourth of July – closed
  • Either July 3rd or July 5th, depending on day of week – service runs 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Labor Day – closed
  • Thanksgiving – closed
  • Black Friday – service runs 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve – ends at 4 p.m.
  • Christmas – closed
  • New Year’s Eve – ends at 4 p.m.

Taxi Voucher Program

If OCCK transportation schedules are full or rides are requested after hours, in Salina only, the dispatcher will call a taxi for a cost of $5 each way.