Public and private transportation services are available specifically for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Many counties, cities, and municipalities may offer complimentary or low-cost transportation services. The majority of public transportation services run on a set schedule (rather than on demand) and within a certain geographic area. In order to qualify for these types of public transportation services, the individual made need to meet certain eligibility requirements.

Private transportation companies, which are generally open to all people, typically provide on-demand ride services. They are generally not restricted by geography. They typically use mobile apps to schedule rides and either charge a set fee or a fee based on mileage and/or time.