CARSS (Call a Ride Sausalito Seniors) is a free transportation program for residents of Sausalito and the Floating Homes ages 60 and older. The rides are provided by vetted volunteers who drive their own cars. This service is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am-2:00pm. The geographic area is the City of Sausalito, Floating Homes, north to Manzanita bus stop and south to Cavallo Point - no on/off the highway.
CARSS was created in 2015 by the Age Friendly Sausalito Task Force as part of the Age Friendly Sausalito Community Plan to address the need for public transportation in the hills and around town. The only bus routes through the City run along the waterfront and Highway 101, there are no routes that run east to west through the hills. Rides provided by locals who understand the streets of town and drive vehicles that can navigate the windy roads and steep driveways to Riders front doors is an important improvement over the other types of transportation available.
ADDING ERRANDS: During the current spikes in Covid variants, we are also providing an alternative to rides - Errands performed by the volunteer. This can include picking up groceries, medicines, prepared meals, pick up/drop off of laundry/dry cleaning or library items, etc. as long as it is within the designated CARSS geographic area.
"It was becoming difficult to rely on friends and neighbors to take me to the store. I am so grateful to have CARSS - I have my independence back!" Rider, Ann
CARSS is a City of Sausalito Age Friendly Program managed by Sausalito Village. CARSS is funded by the City of Sausalito.
We are Mentioned in:
CARSS and the World Health Organization
In March 2014, Sausalito became part of the World Health Organization's (W.H.O.) network of age friendly cities, the first city in Marin County and the third city in the state of California to receive the designation. As part of the Age Friendly Sausalito Task Force's planning process, a survey of the community was completed and revealed the top needs of residents as they age, falling into three categories - affordable housing, accessible housing and transportation.