The County Dial-A-Ride will be available to transport passengers to essential services only until further notice. Essential services include medical, pharmacy, grocery, food, banks, laundromats – more information can be found on the web at COVID-19 - Essential Services. Persons with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to use the service. Our driver is authorized to screen passengers for this purpose. We ask all passengers to practice good social distancing when in the van. The interior of the Dial-A-Ride van will be cleaned regularly with disinfectant. Dial-A-Ride is a reservation service that regularly operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 530-694-9301 to schedule a ride.

The Dial-A-Ride program is for the general public and persons needing transportation assistance. The program is provided by Alpine County Community Development.

To schedule a ride, please call Alpine County Dial-A-Ride at 530-694-9301.

(Please leave a message, Voicemails will be checked daily) Riders must book at least 24 hours in advance

Dial-A-Ride BusOperating Times

  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • No new pick-ups after 4:30 p.m.
  • No service on county holidays

Service Area

  • Regular service includes trips to and from:
    • Markleeville, Woodfords, and Hung-A-Lel-Ti
    • Minden, Gardnerville, Dresslerville, Kirkwood, and South Lake Tahoe
    • Carson City area
    • Does not include service in the Bear Valley area
  • Special needs service is for medical and social security needs only on Thursdays. Special needs service is encouraged to be scheduled at least seven days in advance. Special needs service includes trips to and from:
    • Reno, Truckee, Placerville, and Sacramento
    • Other locations to the nearest available service provider that can be accomplished within a 12-hour period including the return trip and with the prior approval of the Community Development Director

Fare Rates

Regular Service Areas

Service AreaOne-Way FareRound Trip Fare
Markleeville, Woodfords, and Hung-a-Lel-Ti$2.00$4.00
Minden, Gardnerville, Dresslerville, Kirkwood, and South Lake Tahoe$4.00$8.00
Carson City Area$5.00$10.00

Special Needs Service Areas

Fares shall cover the full cost of the trip including mileage from portal to portal and return trip based on the current IRS mileage reimbursement rate and the full labor cost for the driver for the entire duration of the trip.

More Information

For more information or to submit a complaint, see our Dial-A-Ride Guidelines and Complaint Form.

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Alpine County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Alpine County.

Click here to read the Alpine County Local Transportation Commission Title VI Program as approved on October 13, 2020 and adopted on November 17, 2020. 

For more information on Alpine County civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 530-694-2140, or visit our administrative office at 50 Diamond Valley Road, Markleeville, CA 96120.

For more information contact Ron Dobyns.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 530-694-2140.

Notificar al público de los derechos bajo el título VI

Alpine County opera sus programas y servicios sin respecto a raza, color y origen nacional con arreglo al título VI de la Civil Ley de derechos. Cualquier persona que cree él o ella ha sido agraviado por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el título VI puede presentar una queja con Alpine County.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa derechos civiles capaz de industrias y el procedimientos para presentar una queja, llame al 530-694-2140, o visite nuestra oficina administrativa en 50 Diamond Valley Road, Markleeville, CA 96120.

Para más información contacto Ron Dobyns.

Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente con el Federal Transit Administration por archivar una queja con la Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Si se necesita información en otro idioma, contacte al 530-694-2140.