1) Comparable transportation service required by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use fixed route transportation systems. (49CFR37) (APTA1) 2) A variety of smaller, often flexibly scheduled-and-routed transportation services using low-capacity vehicles, such as vans, to operate within normal urban transit corridors or rural areas. These services usually serve the needs of persons that standard mass-transit services would serve with difficulty, or not at all. Often, the patrons include the elderly and persons with disabilities.
A transportation service provided to individuals with disabilities who are unable to use traditional public transportation. In 1985, C-TRAN formally established C-VAN as C-TRAN's paratransit program with the focus and responsibility of providing specialized transportation services for Clark County.