Franklin Township provides free bus transportation to Seniors over 60, and disabled with a documented disability, to and from doctor appointments, shopping, and other select destinations within the Carlisle, Franklin, and Franklin Township area.

ADA Information

To schedule a pick up, please call 937.743.8100. Riders must schedule a minimum of 24 hours in advance. The bus is available between 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


The Franklin Township Senior Van offers free transportation to all Franklin Township residents age 60+ or any resident who is disabled. To receive transportation you must be able to provide proof of residency by submitting two of any of the following acceptable documents:

  • A valid Drivers License or State issued ID

  • An utility bill dated within the last 60 days

  • A letter from your employer on company letterhead

  • A tax bill

  • A bank statement with your name and address on it dated within the last 60 days 

  • A phone bill with your name and address on it dated within the last 60 days

Travel Radius

The bus will transport residents as far north as State Route 725, as far south as State Route 63, as far east as State Route 741, and as far west as the township line.

Priority Transportation

While the Franklin Township Bus will take riders to a variety of activities and destinations, medical appointments will be given priority.

Senior Bus Rules

1. Because we want to ensure the safety of all or riders, we must insist that every rider wear a seat belt.

2. Profanity & Tobacco use are strictly prohibited.


We believe we have some of the best drivers in the world. Our drivers are kind and compassionate individuals who will take great care of you, or your loved ones. Drivers will go to the door of the pick up location and assist seniors to the bus, ensure that they are safely secured in the senior van and then assist them to the door of their destination.

Our drivers must have a valid Ohio drivers license, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, background checks, and complete annual drivers training courses.


James Lickliter

James has been with Franklin. Township since 2021. A Village of Carlisle resident, he enjoys volunteering and serving on committees in his community as well as reading, shooting and playing computer games.

Denise Hall

Denise has been with Franklin Township since 2012. A township resident, she enjoys fishing, playing computer games and spending time with her grandson!

Mark Nenninger

Mark has been with Franklin Township since 2017. A City of Franklin resident, he enjoys puzzles, cooking and rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals!

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority Program 5310 Grant

In 2017, Franklin Township was awarded a grant in the amount of $39,343. for the purchase of an MV1 vehicle. This vehicle is handicapped accessible and is used as part of the Senior Transportation program in Franklin Township.

This grant application was written by Traci Stivers, Administrator and managed by Scot Fromeyer, Fiscal Officer.



Franklin Township provides funding for the Walter & Audrey Deardoff Senior Citizen Center. The center provides classes, social events and services to keep you active and healthy!



Meals on Wheels™: delivers fresh, nutritionally balanced meals directly to the home of those unable to cook for themselves. 

Additional Supportive Services

Supportive Services connects older adults to programs and services that help them solve problems they may face.

Staff assists with home repair, insurances, Medicare, Medicaid and prescription coverage, as well as applications for other benefit programs.


Call Supportive Services for more information:  513-508-0860