Onondaga Senior Call-A-Ride Program


Introduction to OSCAR

Through funding from the Onondaga County Dept. of Adult & Long Term Care Services, Centro's Specialized Transportation Department provides ride services for seniors who are 60+ and reside in Onondaga County.


Eligible seniors must be pre-registered to participate in the OSCAR program. To request an application, please call the Specialized Transportation Department at (315) 442-3434, Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

The OSCAR service cannot be used for medical transportation if the customer is eligible for Medicaid. Please contact your Medicaid worker for assistance to medical appointments.

Download OSCAR Application (PDF)

Service Area

OSCAR provides public transportation Monday - Friday between 7:00am and 7:00pm to/from origins and destinations within Onondaga County that are not serviced by Centro's regular route service. This service is not available on weekends or holidays.


Effective: March 1, 2016

Eligible seniors may receive:

( 2 ) round trips per month
( 4 ) one-way trips per month

The number of trips per month is subject to change depending on available funding.


Seniors using the OSCAR program are not required to pay a fare to use the service. However, voluntary contributions are accepted and used to expand services. While OSCAR Senior Transportation suggested contributions range from $2.50 to $3.00 per trip, contributions in any amount are welcomed. Riders will not be denied service if unable or unwilling to contribute.

Trip Reservations

To request a ride once you have registered, please call:
(315) 442-3420 at least 2 business days in advance.

Travel Training

Travel training is available to newly registered OSCAR customers upon request. For more information, please ask the Specialized Transportation Department representative when requesting an application or making your ride reservation.



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