Shared Ride Programs

Freedom Transit provides transportation service that is shared ride in nature. You will likely be riding with others, and other individuals may be picked up and dropped off before you reach your destination. We make every effort to ensure that rides do not exceed one hour. Trips may take longer than if you were going by yourself, so passengers need to plan accordingly. 

Shared ride service is door-to-door. Passengers requesting assistance will receive it from the pick-up to the drop-off location. Drivers cannot take a wheelchair up or down steps or provide lifting assistance for passengers. Many of the vehicles have wheelchair lifts.

All passengers must be registered with Freedom Transit before using shared ride services, and advance reservations are required.

There are several ways to qualify for Freedom Transit’s shared ride services. A description of each program and its eligibility criteria is provided below.

Freedom Transit Shared Ride Programs in Washington, PA

General Public Service

Freedom Transit’s shared ride service is available to the general public. However, general public service is not subsidized, and passengers must pay the full fare, not just a co-payment. Please call at (724) 223-8747 Freedom Transit for additional details.

Senior Shared Ride Program

Any Washington County resident age 60 and over who is traveling to a senior center or adult day care facility may travel for no charge. These trips are funded by the SWPA Area Agency on Aging.

Washington County residents age 65 and over can travel to medical facility for 7.5% of the fare, paid directly to the driver. The State Lottery pays 85% of the trips cost, and the Area Agency on Aging pays 7.5% of the trip cost.

If you are age 65 and over and wish to travel for purposes other than a senior center or medical trip, you may do so at a reduced rate of 15% of the total trip cost, paid directly to the driver. The State Lottery pays the remaining 85% of the trip cost. Passengers will be informed when scheduling their ride what the fare, if any, for their trip will be. This fare amount is to be paid directly to the driver each time you enter the vehicle.

Rural Transportation Program for Persons with Disabilities (PWD Program)

Freedom Transit operates the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Program in Washington County. The PWD Program is a paratransit shared ride service that can be utilized for work, church, shopping, medical appointments, etc. A co-pay is required for all trips based on the distance traveled, and you will be informed of the amount due when you schedule your trips. All PWD vehicles are equipped with lifts.

Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is provided to eligible persons who need assistance getting to/from medical providers enrolled in the Medical Assistance Program for the purpose of receiving treatment, purchasing prescription medication, or medical equipment.

Bus tickets will be provided to passengers who live on or near the fixed route bus lines, and appointments should be scheduled according to the bus schedules.

MATP provides a reimbursement program to eligible passengers to cover the cost of bus transportation or transportation provided by privately owned vehicles.

MATP provides paratransit shared ride services, including wheelchair lift vans when needed, at no charge to the passenger.

Freedom Transit operates this program in Washington County. The Department of Human Services requires that Freedom Transit screen applicants for the program and to assign each eligible individual to the least expensive mode of transportation suitable to their needs.

Veterans Transportation Program

The Veterans Transportation Program is designed to provide eligible persons with safe, comfortable, paratransit transportation to the VA Medical Centers in Pittsburgh. Freedom Transit operates the program in Washington County. Download the Veterans Eligibility Application below.

Download Veterans Eligibility Form

ADA Complementary Paratransit Service

Freedom Transit operates the ADA Complementary Paratransit Service in Washington County. The ADA Complementary Program is a paratransit shared ride service that can be utilized for work, church, shopping, medical appointments, etc. in and around the City of Washington. All trips, both pick-up and drop-off, must lie within 3/4 mile of local fixed route bus routes. Lift-equipped vehicles are used for this shared ride service.

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5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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