The Council on Aging’s Transportation Department offers a variety of mobility options, including public transportation, para-transit services and mobility resources and management. (Please see the information below) If you would like to check eligibility for services for the transportation disadvantaged, please access our intake form by clicking here.



The Sunshine Bus, St. Johns County’s public transportation service, operated in partnership with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. Please call Sunshine Bus Manager George Hesson at (904) 209-3716 or visit the Sunshine Bus website here.


The COA transportation department offers mobility resources and information regarding  transportation services, direction on connecting with public transit networks throughout Northeast Florida, planning for driving retirement, travel training and driver safety courses.
Please call George Hesson at (904) 209-3716 for more information.


Paratransit services for residents who are transportation disadvantaged and/or are over 60 years of age. Please click here to access our eligibility form and call COA Transportation Services Manager Christy Sandy at (904) 209-3714 for more information.


Sunshine Bus – Purple Line Free to Ride!

Our new Purple Line – servicing the North and North-West (World Golf Village and Palencia) areas of St. Johns County that launched in July – will be FREE TO RIDE until Monday, October 4th, 2021!

Check out the route (see below), tell your friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and plan to ride along with us!

Transportation is Hiring!

Sunshine Bus Driver [as of 06.21.21]

Job Type: Part-Time (24 to 40 hours per week)

Pay: $13.00 – $14.00 per hour

See full job description.


Paratransit Bus Driver [as of 06.21.21]

Job Type: Part-Time (24 to 40 hours per week)

Pay: $13.00 per hour

See full job description.

Sunshine Bus Riders can ride free each first Wednesday of the month when they show their SJC Library Card to the Driver

JTA Provides St. Johns Express Select Route from St. Augustine to Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Transit Authority has established the St. Johns Express Select bus route to provide a convenient connection between St. Johns County and Downtown Jacksonville. The route begins at the St. Johns County Government Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway, and makes a stop at the Pavilion at Durbin Park before arriving in Downtown Jacksonville.

Service is offered from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is not available on weekends or holidays.

One-way passes are available for $3, one-day passes for $5, and 31-day passes for $90.

For more information, including bus stop addresses and pass fees, please visit https://www.jtafla.com/schedules/regional-services/st-johns-express-select/.

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life is a free handbook designed to help Floridians achieve mobility independence. Learn how to maintain safe driving skills and build a transportation plan that explores life beyond the driver’s seat.

The guide focuses on the Keys to Achieve Safe Mobility for Life (understand, be proactive, and plan) and will help you:

  • Understand the impact aging has on driving, changes in driving behavior, common driving errors, and Florida’s driver license and ID card.
  • Be proactive about safe driving, walking, bicycling, motorcycling, and riding transit skills and practices.
  • Plan for your transportation future and life beyond the driver’s seat by learning how to discover and use transportation options in your community.

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life also includes interactive worksheets and state and local resources. Visit fdot.tips/guide to plan for your transportation future today.

For more information, visit SafeMobilityFL.com.