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Freedom Ride Program for Accessible Taxi Service
Studies of transportation needs in the Greater Hartford region have identified difficulties faced by individuals with disabilities who may require same-day trips, or need to schedule a ride outside of the ADA Paratransit service area and/or hours of operation. For most individuals without access to a car, a taxi could serve these particular needs. But for an individual who uses a wheelchair, until recently taxi service was not an option. Now, federal grant money has enabled several taxi companies to add accessible cabs to their fleet. Freedom Ride is a prepaid reduced-fare voucher program offering a 50% discount from the standard taxicab rate, with a minimum voucher deposit of $25 and a maximum of $50. Freedom Ride is available to all ADA-certified passengers. For more information about the Freedom Ride Taxi Voucher program and how to register, please visit www.hartfordtransit.org/freedom-ride.html, or call (860) 380-2006.