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Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Idaho
List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Idaho
EOA was incorporated in 1973 as a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation devoted to providing services to persons aged 60 and over and persons with disabilities of any age.
This is accomplished through programs provided by 18 senior centers located in eight SW Idaho counties. Programs include congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation services, nutrition education, health promotion activities, socialization and recreational opportunities. EOA owns and operates 86 subsidized housing units for seniors aged 62 and over and the disabled in three communities.
EOA is operated under the direction of a non-paid 40 member board of directors. Thirty-six of the members consist of two representatives from each of the 18 senior centers and four are community members.
- 1Vehicle capacity varies at each location from mini-vans to small 12 passenger plus 2 wheelchair station buses.
- 2We utilize volunteer service providers and vehicles to maximize funding and extend hours and boundaries.
- 3Rides for older adults and persons with disabilities are provided at no fee, although donations are accepted and greatly appreciated to defray costs.
- 4Service animals are accepted on vehicles.
- 5Please contact your local senior center for hours of operation, services and service area.
- 6Trip requests can be made the same day or up to seven days in advance. Requests are honored as received and are based on availability. In the event the requested time cannot be accommodated, the next available time will be offered.
- 7A standing reservation or subscription can be established for trips to the same location, at the same time, on the same day every week. New subscriptions are honored as received based on space availability.
Our Mission is to provide assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, and financially limited individuals through a variety of human service programs to promote self-sufficiency and to protect dignity, safety, and independence.
Metro Community Services is a non-profit human services agency offering supportive and energy conservation services to Southwest Idaho. The organization was founded in 1973 as CCOA – Aging, Weatherization and Human Services, Inc.
- 1No fares are charged, but donations are accepted.
- 2For those who do not require wheelchair accessibility, volunteer drivers are available for rides originating in Canyon County to medical appointments in the Treasure Valley.
Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships (SHIP) is a non-profit organization made up of cause-based staff and volunteers striving to preserve and sustain our community.
Founded in 2000 by Melanie Curtis, SHIP aims to address the many needs of persons in recovery.
Over the last 15 years, we have provided support for Idaho's veterans and persons in recovery.
SHIP also provides gender specific safe and sober housing for persons in recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues.
SHIP TRANSPORTATION: Our goal is to provide free rides to qualified candidates and to provide the best possible service as we continue to grow the program.
- 1Rides: Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM – 6:00PM, closed all major holidays.
- 2Reservations: Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM – 4:00PM, closed all major holidays.
- 3Rides are available on a first come first serve basis depending on availability.
- 4We require 2 to 3 weeks advance notice for all ride requests.
- 5Trained service dogs are welcome and must be on a leash. Companion dogs or other animals may ride with owner IF they are kenneled. The kennel must be small enough to fit under the seat of the van or on the passenger’s lap.
- 6Transportation is provided free of charge.
Harvest Transit provides free transportation for seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday within a designated service area in Meridian.
This program is designed by the local community, for the local community, in partnership with the local community.
Harvest Transit is made possible through a partnership between Harvest Church, Valley Regional Transit, and several community partners. VRT provides transportation programs for underserved communities and populations in the Treasure Valley and Southwest Idaho, with Harvest Transit being one offering among others. Harvest Church is a Christian church in downtown Meridian.
- 1Schedule your ride at least 2 business days in advance.
- 2Rides are available Monday – Saturday, 9am-3pm.
- 3You will receive a reminder call the night before your trip to inform you of when you will be picked up.
- 4Transportation is provided free of charge.
Rides2Wellness Ada County helps you get to your medical appointments by providing free transportation in the Treasure Valley.
This program will pick you up from your home and drop you off at your appointment.
This service is not a taxi or limousine. It is a shared-ride transit system that takes multiple passengers to different locations.
Rides2Wellness is coordinated with various transportation providers in the community.
Valley Regional Transit will schedule your ride with an available provider in your community.
Valley Regional Transit, St. Luke’s, and Saint Alphonsus understand that in order for you to recover, you need to make your follow-up appointments.
They have teamed together to bring the Rides2Wellness Program to participating clinics.
- 1Full list of participating clinics: CLINICS-Rides 2 Wellness-3.23.2021
- 2Once the ride is scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation call the night before the scheduled appointment.
- 3Transportation is provided free of charge.
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is now offering a new no-fare option to get Nampa and Caldwell residents to medical appointments with the startup of its Canyon County Rides2Wellness service.
The new Rides2Wellness service increases access to medical appointments for those who are unable to use existing transportation options offered by VRT.
VRT currently offers two transportation options: ACCESS paratransit service, which requires an extensive prequalification process, and the 150 VRT OnDemand service, which picks up and drops off passengers at more than 200 existing and virtual bus stops in Nampa/Caldwell.
- 1Rides2Wellness is a flexible program with both an on-demand service utilizing the local bus system and a pre-scheduled service, suited to meet the needs of Nampa and Caldwell residents.
The Area Agency on Aging provides a number of in-home and community services.
Some of these services are required, by law, to be performed directly by Area Agency on Aging staff and others are sub-contracted out to local providers.
Service is to be available to those who have no other means of transportation or who are unable to use existing transportation.
Preference is given to older minorities and those with limited economic resources.
Personal assistance for those with limited physical mobility is provided.
The Area Agency on Aging contracts with several providers in the area to provide transportation services.
All transportation services contracted by the Area Agency on Aging are free to the seniors.
With the exception of TRPTA's fixed route system, all services are demand response.
- 1All transportation services contracted by the Area Agency on Aging are free to the seniors.
- 2All services are demand response.
Citylink is a shared logo by two separate transit entities, one transit system in Kootenai County and a separate transit system in Benewah County.
Citylink in Kootenai County is a small urban system serving:
The Kootenai County Transit System is partially funded by federal and state funds awarded to Kootenai County and as the transit authority, Kootenai County, is responsible for the oversight and management of the Kootenai County Transit System. Grant matching funds are provided by participating cities, by the County and by voluntary investment provided by Kootenai Health and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
Ring-a-Ride is a wheelchair accessible service for Seniors or for people with disabilities who are outside of the transit area.
- 1Riders must also be able to perform the following functions independently or with/by a companion:
- 2Ring-a-Ride will provide preset shopping trips on specific days to specific areas by appointment only. Other destinations and appointment times may be available as scheduling permits. No more than eight (8) round trips are allowed at this time.
- 3Service hours are:
Monday through Friday:
First pickup at 6 a.m. and last drop-off at 6 p.m.
First pickup at 9 a.m. and last drop-off at 3 p.m.
- 4Dispatch Hours
Reservations are accepted:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed between noon and 1 p.m. for lunch.)
The reservation office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
- 5Other destinations and appointment times may be available as scheduling permits.