Get Around! Senior Rides Program

Are you looking for an alternative to driving? 

Are you looking for an affordable transportation service
that is available when you need it, any day, any time? 

City of San Mateo residents 60+ years old...this is for YOU!​

Get Around Senior Transportation Logo in Black

What is the Get Around! Senior Rides Program?


It's a program offered through the Parks and Recreation Department that offers seniors living in San Mateo a safe and affordable means of transportation. As a participant in the Get Around! Senior Rides Program, you will be able to schedule your rides in advance or on-demand, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.


How do I register for the Get Around! Senior Rides Program?

Registration for the program can be done online, in person, or by mail.

  • Online registration: Visit www.sanmateorec.org to complete online registration.
  • In person or by mail: Complete a registration form(Español) and mail to: 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo Ca 94403, or return to your nearest Recreation Facility or the Senior Center.
Once registered, a Get Around! Membership card will be mailed to your home address within 5-7 business days. You will be able to schedule rides once you have received your card in the mail.

How much does it cost and how often can I use it?


You are currently able to take 8 one-way or 4 round-trip trips per month for only $5.00 per one-way ride ($2.00 per ride if the Recreation Fee Assistance Scholarship is approved.)

Where can I travel?


Rides must begin or end in San Mateo and travel destinations cover the cities of San Mateo, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Carlos, the Veteran's Hospitals in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and Stanford affiliated Medical Offices in Palo Alto.

Is this program eligible for use with the Recreation Fee Assistance Program?


Yes, the Get Around! Senior Rides Program is eligible for the Recreation Fee Assistance Program which is open to all City of San Mateo residents who need it.

What is the Recreation Fee Assistance Program?


For residents with financial hardships, assistance is available to offset the cost of the Get Around! rides. Qualifying residents are eligible for $2.00 one-way rides instead of the normal $5.00 fee.

How can I apply for the Recreation Fee Assistance Program?


To apply for the Recreation Fee Assistance Program, a current Recreation Fee Assistance Program application (Español) can be picked up at all San Mateo Recreation Centers, online, or by calling (650) 522-7490. Please note, applications will require documentation certifying need. Fee assistance approval could take up to 5 business days from the date of submission. Submittal of an application is not a confirmation of fee assistance and does not guarantee approval for the reduced $2.00 per one way ride price.