Initiated in January 2013, the My Rides Program expands upon 40-years of connecting Placer County residents to destinations they would not otherwise be able to access with the traditional public transit system. This program helps the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families of limited means with children under the age of six to stay connected to their neighbors, maintain a sense of community, and have transportation to needed services.
The expanded program now connects volunteer drivers with residents through out the County. The incorporated Cities of Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville and portions of unincorporated south Placer County already had access to this service.
Placer County residents can enlist a relative, neighbor, friend, or a pool of existing volunteer drivers to get them to non-emergency medical appointments, public assistance, and quality of life types of services. Volunteer drivers must have an approved application on file to receive reimbursement.
This program is a collaboration between the Western Placer Consolidated Transportation Services Agency, Seniors First, and Area 4 Agency on Aging, with Seniors First currently serving as the implementing agency. Since December 2009, PCTPA, acting as the Western Placer Consolidated Transportation Service Agency (CTSA), has endeavored to improve transportation options for elderly and persons with disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit services in Placer County.
The My Rides Program helps individuals get to where they need to go and support those volunteers willing to get them there!
For more information on scheduling a ride please call 530-889-9500 ext.201 in the Auburn Area or 916-782-4202 in the Roseville area or visit http://www.seniorsfirst.org/my-rides. For information on volunteering please call 1-800-878-9222 ext. 213 or visit www.seniorsfirst.org/volunteer.