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Vital Services for Berkeley’s People With Disabilities and Seniors

Easy Does It just got FASTER!

We are excited to announce a new transportation and repair service covering North and Central Alameda County!

FASTER is Fast Accessible Safe Transportation and Emergency Repair.  The FASTER program was created in 2019 as a partnership with Alameda CTC.  Its goal is to broaden Easy Does It’s legendary transportation and repair service area to go beyond Berkeley, and serve cities in North and Central Alameda County.

If you use a mobility device and break down in the following cities, a FASTER driver/repair technician will pick you up at your location, provide minor, on location repairs, and/or drive you to a safe place.

This service is available from 9 AM to 9 PM seven days a week.  Please call our dedicated FASTER phone number at (510) 289-7155

The service area for FASTER includes the following cities:

  • Berkeley
  • Albany
  • Emeryville
  • Oakland
  • San Leandro
  • San Lorenzo
  • Alameda
  • Castro Valley
  • Hayward

FASTER service hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days per week.  All services are free of charge.  To use FASTER services, please call (510) 289-7155.  A driver/repair technician will respond by contacting the client within 10 minutes of their first call.  The driver/repair technician will obtain basic demographic information, as well as information on location and equipment breakdown.  The driver/repair technician will arrive at the client’s destination between 30 and 120 minutes, depending on location and traffic.  The driver/repair technician will attempt to repair the mobility device within 20-30 minutes.  If the device cannot be repaired in that time, the driver/repair technician will drive the client to a safe place of their choice.

Helpful information about accessible transportation and repair in Alameda County

Accessible Transportation Networks in Alameda County

AccessAlameda

Traveling in Alameda County and throughout the Bay Area doesn’t have to be difficult.

The Access Alameda Guide and website can help you identify and connect with transportation services available to you in Alameda County, including a range of options specifically designed for seniors and people with disabilities. This site will orient you to which services you can use based on where you live, where you’re going, how old you are, and your ability to use public transit. Options may include public transit, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit, affordable same-day services, shuttles, volunteer driver programs, and hands-on travel training on how to use these services.

Paratransit Information in AlamedaCounty

East Bay Paratransit is a public transit service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains, like those operated by AC Transit and BART, because of a disability or a disabling health condition. East Bay Paratransit transports riders from their origin to their destination in vans equipped with a wheelchair lift. East Bay Paratransit was established by AC Transit and BART to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Service is provided during the hours of AC Transit’s bus and BART’s rail operations. Service is limited to areas within ¾ mile of an operating bus route or BART station. Call (510) 287-5000 for information about specific times and locations.

Equipment Repair Services in Alameda County

CHME

CHME has a dedicated team of highly trained and experienced wheelchair technicians to help disabled patients with repairs to their equipment – from battery and tire changes to electronic repairs. In the workshop at the Foster City branch office, the team can perform just about any repair and modification to equipment, including adjustments to frames, change of motors, adding additional power functions and assembling custom seating components.

CHME also maintains a substantial fleet of loaner equipment that can be made available to patients who experience downtime during a repair or when special parts need to be ordered.

Wheelchairs of Berkeley

For over 23 years, Wheelchairs of Berkeley has provided custom manual and power wheelchairs to children and adults. In addition, Wheelchairs of Berkeley also provides traditional rehab equipment. Each service we provide is as unique and personal as the people we assist. At our company, the needs of our clients is our highest priority. Our goal is to make a difference by elevating the quality of life for our clients and our community.

RollinAlong

On-site service means just that: We make repairs at your home or office. Rather than taking away your mobility for days, we fix it right there in front of you!

Rollin’ Along repairs:

  • Scooter Repair
  • Scooter and Wheelchair Lifts Repair
  • Power Wheelchair Repairs
  • Platform Lift Repair

faster@easydoesitservices.org

This service is available from 9 AM to 9 PM seven days a week.  Please call our dedicated FASTER phone number at (510) 289-7155

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