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Senior Citizen Information

Senior Citizen Information 2017-03-14T11:46:47+00:00

RideConnect

RideConnect is a member-based program that offers subsidized transportation to residents 65 years and older, and individuals 18 and older with special needs, living in Somerset County.  Rides are provided by third-party transportation providers that RideWise contracts with for services.  Rides are not provided directly by RideWise.

  • Residents complete a program application
  • Provide proof of residence,  age and/or disability
  • Pay an annual membership fee of $40 per individual or $60 for a family membership (note – family members must share the same residence)
  • Set up a travel account
  • Contact the transportation vendor to schedule a ride
  • Rides are $3.00 per mile from point of pick up to drop off
  • The cost of the ride will be deducted from the members travel account

2014 Income Eligibility Criteria

Members may qualify for a reduced membership and per mile charge.  Program eligibility is based on an income screen.

Guidelines:

  • Single, earning less than $26,130 annually
  • Married, earning less than $32,037 annually

Income will be verified through any or a combination of the following documentation:

  • Filed tax returns
  • Social Security benefits statement (SSA, SSD, SSI)
  • Pension
  • Veterans benefits
  • Wages/self-employment/unemployment/workers compensation
  • Interest/dividends
  • Other sources of income

The membership fee for income eligible residents is $20/annually.  The cost per mile is $1.50.  The membership fee for income eligible married residents is $40/annually.  The cost per mile is $1.50.

Contact staff@ridewise.org with any questions.