Sponsor-A-Ride Senior Transportation Service
What is Sponsor-A-Ride Transportation Service?
The Sponsor-A-Ride (SAR) program provides transportation options for our aging population, those who are not eligible for publicly funded programs yet because of frequency of need or a fixed income cannot afford private pay options.
Through the ride sponsorship program, family, friends, neighbors, and the community can make donations to a transportation account established on behalf of an older adult. The benefit of using the Sponsor-A-Ride transportation program is to ensure access to services that promote independence and dignity and allow individuals to maintain an interactive lifestyle with their community.
If you are an adult age 55 or over or have a disability and reside in Clark County,
- Have an individual sponsor account
- Are not otherwise eligible for transportation assistance
you may be able to access transportation services through SAR.
With funds in an individual account created by family and friends, you simply need to call the SAR phone number to request transportation arrangements. General donations from the community may also be available to assist individuals that do not meet eligibility requirements for existing programs and grants. Administrative costs will be included with your trip charge. Donations for SAR are always welcome, whatever the amount! You can donate by clicking HERE.
When you request a ride, we find the type of transport most suited to your abilities, locate the lowest-cost option given your needs, and arrange for service with one of our providers. The most common types of transportation services include:
- Passenger car/taxi/van
- Bus Passes
- Individual/Group transports
- Wheelchair van/minibus
We can arrange transportation for individuals or groups to:
- Healthcare appointments
- Education facilities
- Shopping centers
- Recreational activities
- And more - unless donor specified
Scheduling a Ride
To allow us time to schedule your ride, please call our office at least five (5) working days before the ride. We can take requests up to 14 days in advance. Our phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm, excluding the lunch hour and all major holidays. Transportation services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Information to Have Ready When You Call
- Your date of birth
- Your pick-up address and phone number
- Your destination name, address, and phone number
- Appointment and return dates and times
- Information on any assistive equipment or mobility devices you use
When to be Ready for Your Ride
When you call to schedule your ride, we will tell you when you need to be ready for your ride. Your ride may arrive up to fifteen (15) minutes before or after your scheduled pick-up time. Unexpected delays may occur due to traffic congestion, road construction, or extreme weather conditions.
How to Contact Us
To schedule a ride, call: (360) 258-2103. Our fax number is (360) 694-1446. For individual sponsorship or general donation information, please call 360-735-5736.
To cancel a ride after hours, please call your assigned transporter directly.