Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project (TRIP)
A Good Idea
TRIP, short for the Transportation Reimbursement and Information Project, is an award-winning transportation program that complements rail, fixed route and special public transportation services in Riverside County, CA, by reimbursing volunteers to transport individuals where no transit service exists, or when the individual is too frail, ill, or unable to use public transportation for other reasons. TRIP also provides information on public transportation in Riverside County through a single toll-free phone call to the Riverside County Office on Aging HelpLink. HelpLink's Services Specialists discuss transportation needs with callers, make referrals to providers who can assist them, send out brochures, route schedules, and referral to the American Disabilities Act certification process of transit agencies, if appropriate.
Goal / Mission
The mission of this organization is to improve or preserve the independence and dignity of the elderly and persons with disabilities and their families through the provision of services, education and access to empowering services and resources.
Results / Accomplishments
As of June 30, 2006, TRIP had provided 7.7 million miles of assisted travel, representing 729,623 free, escorted trips for 4,067 individual riders.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Partnership to Preserve Independent Living
6296 Rivercrest Drive, Suite K
Riverside, CA 92507-0738
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Transportation / Alternative Travel
Transportation / Public Transportation
- The Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
- Getting Around
- Date of publication
- Date of implementation
- Riverside, CA
- Target Audience