Alt.-Ride Database is ‘Go-To’ Resource for Seniors, ADA Clientele

Across the U.S., older people are struggling to find transportation. So it should come as no surprise to the many older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers who participated in a new poll conducted by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center that one of the key findings is that “there is no single ‘go-to’ resource for alternative transportation options.”…

That national resource, Rides in Sight, has been available, free to the public, since October 2013. By building Rides in Sight for the initial goal of helping people who need a ride to eye doctor appointments, ITN America simultaneously helped everyone who needs information about transportation in their community, including seniors and people with disabilities.

For those with limited computer skills, Rides in Sight also provides help to callers through a toll-free hotline. With more than 15,000 transportation services listed, Rides in Sight includes all public transit, paratransit, and for-profit services such as taxicabs, TNC’s (transportation network companies), and nearly 1,000 volunteer non-profit services from coast to coast.