Laketran honors veterans with weeklong discount on transit services

To honor our Lake County veterans, Laketran is providing free rides to veterans during the week of Veterans Day from Monday, November 6 – Saturday, November 11.

Laketran customers taking Local Routes and Park-n-Ride need to inform their driver that they are a veteran when they board the bus for their trip to be free. Dial-a-Ride customers should inform Laketran of their veteran status when scheduling their reservation.

“Each year, Laketran provides nearly 6,000 Dial-a-Ride trips to Lake County veterans to access healthcare appointments. It is the least we can do for the sacrifice that veterans have given to our country,” said Laketran CEO, Ben Capelle. “We would like to continue to show our support and appreciation by offering free rides to veterans on all of our services.”

For over 25 years, Laketran has operated a special Veterans Medical Transportation service, in partnership with Lake County Veterans Service Commission and Lake County Commissioners. The Veterans Medical Transportation provides free door-to-door, Dial-a-Ride transportation for Lake County veterans and their spouses to the county’s VA outpatient clinic, administration office, and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in University Circle.

The program for Lake County veterans also subsidizes the fare for Dial-a-Ride transportation to any adult day care or medical appointment, either in Lake County or to University Circle hospitals.

Laketran expands Reduce Fare program to include veterans

Laketran also recently expanded its Reduced Fare program for seniors and people with disabilities to include veterans. Veterans can now ride Laketran’s Local Routes, Dial-a-Ride and Park-n-Ride services for a reduced rate after they complete a Reduced Fare application.  

For more information about the services offered by Lake County Veterans Service Commission, visit or to register for Veterans Medical Transportation call 440-350-2904.