1Why RideProvide Is So Vital To Our Community...
Greater Mercer RideProvide offers our growing population of seniors and the visually impaired - who would otherwise be struggling with the limitations of not being able to drive - an alternative mode of transportation.
Other transportation services are available throughout the County, but most have greater restrictions in their hours, destinations and trip purposes or do not provide the personal care or door to door service we offer to our members.
2How does RideProvide work?
First you need to become a member. Annual membership is $40 for an individual and $60 for a family. We then help you set up a pre-paid account that pays for the rides. Cash is never exchanged at a ride, and tipping is not permitted.
3Am I eligible to become a member?
RideProvide is available to individuals 65 and older or visually impaired adults of any age who live in Mercer County, Plainsboro, or the southern portion of Montgomery New Jersey.
4How do I become a member?
Call 609-452-5140 for an application and information packet to get you started.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
5When do you provide service?
Service is provided Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. For rides outside these hours, we will work to find a volunteer for your ride. RideProvide
does not operate when our office is closed. Click here
for a list of holiday office closures.
6How do I reserve a ride?
It’s easy! Members call our reservation number 609-452-5144 between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. weekdays, at least two business days in advance. Rides can also be reserved by members online
, at least 3 business days in advance.
You can travel for any trip purpose, anywhere within Mercer County, Plainsboro and the southern portion of Montgomery, New Jersey.
8How many rides can I take?
You may travel as often as you like; to the supermarket, hairdresser, restaurants, malls, doctor, family, etc.
For more information on RideProvide call 609 452-5140.
Ride fees are based on a zone system. Each zone is roughly equal to a municipality in Mercer County. Fares are per person, each way:
- Within one zone, the fee is $8
- To a neighboring zone, $12
- Further travels, $17
There is a 15% discount for sharing rides. There is a $5 surcharge for rides scheduled before 8:00 am. Tipping is not permitted. Trips to Princeton Healthcare facilities are free
10What type of vehicle is used for rides?
All rides are given with our RideProvide cars. Vans or buses are not used.
11Will the driver help with packages?
Our drivers will offer you assistance!
12What are your affiliated programs?
RideProvide is the service provider for Princeton’s Crosstown service, Hopewell Valley Rides, United Way’s United Aging and Disability Partnership and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro’s senior transportation program.
13Need additional information?
We love to talk about RideProvide
. Contact Carol Staats at email@example.com
for additional information or to arrange for a presentation at your organization.