The objective of Easy Lift Transportation is to provide a safe, efficient, and affordable
paratransit service to south Santa Barbara County. In order to achieve this goal there are rules
and regulations we all need to adhere to. The purpose is to make everything run as smoothly
as possible. We do our best to accommodate everyone and provide as many rides as possible.
We currently provide 180 to 240 rides per day with our fleet of 18 vehicles. The demand
continues to grow, and at $3.50 a ride understandably so. However, WE ARE NOT A TAXI
SERVICE. We are a special service for people with special needs who cannot use the MTD
city bus system. The service requires team work and cooperation, and we must work hand in
hand with our passengers. Together with your patience and support we will achieve our goals.
The law states the following factors must be considered when determining eligibility:
The ADA defines a disability as a physical, visual, or mental impairment that substantially
limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual. Major life activities include
caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing,
learning, and working.
If you think you are eligible, fill out the Application for ADA Paratransit Eligibility
enclosed and mail it back to us. You are required to fill out an application and describe your
disability or condition that prevents you from using the MTD fixed-route system. Your
disability or condition must meet ADA requirements for certification. When Easy Lift receives
your completed application it will be evaluated and eligibility will be determined based on
your functional ability to use MTD. The reviewer may request additional information, such as
a phone or in-person interview with you, or written medical/professional verification.
All information will remain confidential.
All questions on this application must be answered in full. You may fill out this form
yourself or you can get help from anyone familiar with you and your condition.
Within 21 days of receiving your completed application, you will be notified as to the status of your application.
If you do not receive notification of our decision within 21 days of our receipt of your
application, you may ask for and receive paratransit services until a decision is made.
If you are found eligible for ADA services, you will be given an orientation on how to
use Easy Lift’s services.
If you are found ineligible for our service and you disagree with our recommendation,
you may appeal the decision. Information on the appeals process will be sent to you,
If you have any questions about this application, please call us at
(805) 681-1417 and ask to speak with Rene Andrade.
In order for Easy Lift to evaluate your request for eligibility, it may be helpful for us to contact a professional who is familiar with your health condition or disability and functional abilities and limitations. Please list two professionals who we can contact if we need additional information.
Examples of qualified professionals: Physician (M.D. or D.O.), physical therapist,
occupational therapist, orientation and mobility instructor, independent living specialist,rehabilitation specialist, social worker, registered nurse, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or case manager.
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