DART Riders

Eligibility & Application

Students, staff, and faculty of the University of Virginia, who due to a temporary or permanent disability are unable to use the fixed route bus system, may apply to use the DART service. An application must be completed to establish individual needs and service requirements.

Those applicants who are approved for DART service will receive notification and instructions. They should review the DART Riders' Guidelines prior to scheduling their first transportation service.

Applying for Service

An application must be completed to establish individual needs and service requirements. Forms are available from the following locations:

DART User's Guide

The applicant must complete pertinent personal information. All information disclosed in the application will be held in the strictest confidence. There is a section for verification of disability to be completed by the appropriate authority:

  • Students: The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights approves student applications for Students with Disabilities, the Student Disability Access Center, Student Health, or the Athletics Sports Medicine
  • Faculty and Staff: Employee Health or personal physician

Applications should be submitted to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights. Approved applicants will receive notification of eligibility dates and a rider’s guide. Some riders may be eligible to receive a DART payment card for use with Yellow Cab of Charlottesville.

Download the DART Application (.pdf)
If the disability is temporary, approval to use the DART service will have a termination date. If recovery extends beyond the termination date, an extension of eligibility must be authorized through the proper agent. If a DART rider needs to extend eligibility beyond the established date, the rider must reapply for the service. The participant may then schedule services with the approved service providers.