Trans Hernando is Hernando County's designated Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC), providing safe, efficient, cost effective and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged citizens of Hernando County. Trans Hernando has been providing transportation services in Hernando County since 1978, and has been the designated CTC in the county since 2000.
Who is Eligible:
The elderly, physically/mentally challenged, economically/transportation disadvantaged residents of Hernando County. Applicants must complete an application for service (see below for online application). Trans Hernando does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Please click on these links to obtain additional information regarding our non-discriminatory policies and practices: Title VI Public of Rights, Title VI Procedures and Compliance, and Title VI Form.
Trans Hernando provides door-to-door transportation services primarily to meet medical and nutritional need, and provide access to shopping; however, trips to banks, hairdressers, hospital/nursing homes, etc., may also be provided when seating is available. Trans Hernando is a shared ride system, operating on a two-hour window. Ambulatory and wheelchair transportation are available (all vehicles are wheelchair and ADA accessible). Drivers are not permitted to enter homes and can only offer an arm for assistance. One escort is permitted for medical appointments. Services require an application be completed and on file (see below for online application). Once the application has been processed, reservations can be placed by calling 352-799-1510 by Noon the business day prior to the scheduled transportation. Scheduling hours are Monday - Friday between 7:30am and 4:00pm. Trips can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance for medical appointments.
Veteran Ride Program
Trans Hernando is proud to offer reduced fare of $1.00 each way to our veterans and their families. As part of our mission to promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families in the communities in which they live, MFCS extends this special service to veterans and their spouses who provide proof of service.
The Veteran Shuttle travels to and from James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa Monday through Friday (except county holidays).
Veterans are picked-up only at designated pick up locations:
Pick-ups normally begin at 6:30 a.m. and depart from Tampa no later than 2 p.m.
Standard fare box fee is $5.00 each way, $10.00 round trip; however, reduced fare box fee is available and based on income level, employment, or veteran status. Reduced fare box fee will ONLY be considered when proof of income, proof of employment, or proof of veteran status is attached to the application or mailed in to the office.
Specific to the Veteran Shuttle, no-cost transportation services are provided to eligible Hernando County veterans for outpatient medical needs and appointments at VA hospitals.
Funding: Trans Hernando is supported with funding provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, State of Florida Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged, and private donations.
Reservations can be made by calling 352-799-1510.
Hours of Operation:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Transportation services are provided Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with guaranteed appointment arrival times. Please contact our office for assistance in determining day, timeframes and latest return time for your area. Trans Hernando is closed for all county recognized holidays.
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Trans Hernando transports clients who reside within Hernando County to destinations within Hernando County, and for outpatient medical needs and appointments at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa.
How You Can Help:
Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on grants and the generosity of individuals, businesses, and the community to support Trans Hernando's transportation services. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made by cash, check, credit, personal property and other tax-deductible, charitable donations.
Don't forget to donate $1.00 or more to the Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund the next time you renew your motor vehicle tag!
Darroll Hale is a disabled veteran who looks forward to being transported by Trans Hernando! Unable to drive himself he has been a frequent rider since 2007. Not being able to walk without his crutches, he is thankful for how the drivers are always there to lend a hand to assist him from his door to the vehicle. Darroll says that having this service allows him to continue his independence and he is enjoying his quality of life.
The Transportation that’s provided for me to the Enrichment Center is an asset to me and my family as I am not able to drive anymore because of my health. This helps me follow the doctor’s orders in more ways than one, by not being left home alone and by not driving an automobile. This helps someone keep their eyes on me, while I help someone also. I really feel like it’s needed.
Transportation is so important to me. I am 92 years old and had a terrible accident two years ago. I am in terrible shape, losing 35 pounds since the accident. I can never drive again, so you can see how bad I need someone to take me to doctor appointments, shopping and to the bank. I have been treated very good by everyone and they act very concerned for me. Thank you very much.
Everyone has been so helpful! Being a paraplegic, this service allows me to get to my job every day and visit my grandma once a week. This service has given me my freedom! - David H.
You guys are the best thing that has every happened to me! - Sarah M.
Trans Hernando service is the only way I can leave my home. Marilyn