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Our local United Way wants to help people get where they’re going, which is why we launched Ride United. Ride United is a United Way program that provides on-demand Lyft rides for people with no other transportation options. We believe that everyone should have safe, reliable, and easily accessible transportation. We, also, believe that providing transportation options in real-time ensures that both every day and episodic needs are met. Statistics show that 44.1% of Colquitt County residents have one vehicle or less in their home. Transportation access holds the power to unlock opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach, and it offers a clear pathway towards ensuring the human right of universal basic mobility, and we are pleased to be able to launch this program in such hard economic times.
These rides can be used for non-emergent medical appointments, job interviews, workforce development training, court appearances, and other health and human related services.
Up to three people can use one ride, and at least one rider must be over 18 years of age.
Community nonprofits and agencies can refer clients to use the program by completing the form at the link below. Participants must request rides at least 24 hours in advance.
How does it work? A client will call United Way during office hours, M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. After answering a few short questions, the client will then be given a code. This code will then be entered into the Lyft app and will provide the client with 2 one-way rides free of charge. The Lyft driver will not know that the ride was provided by United Way, and you must download the Lyft app. Our goal is transportation solutions, but along the way we also realized that we are providing job opportunities in bringing Lyft to Colquitt County.
You can call United Way to request a ride at 229-985-2627 M-F 9 am to 5 pm or request more information online at www.uwccga.org/rideunited.