Ryde4Life

Transportation for Older Adults with Lyft and Uber Throughout New Jersey


“Giving up the keys” doesn’t have to mean giving up. By forging partnerships with foundations, government and transportation network companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Uber you have access to affordable and flexible transportation throughout New Jersey.

So What Makes Us Different?

Low Cost

Members would pay the fees charged by TNCs like Lyft and Uber along with a $1 administrative fee. Eighty percent or more of our riders could qualify for a subsidy of $1 per ride and a waiver of the $1 administrative fee.

The lower cost is made possible due to the generous support from private foundations, government and businesses.

No Smart Phone Required

All you need is a cell phone to call toll free (866)208-1307 Option 4 and speak to an EZ Ride Operator to request a ride from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday-Friday). Rides are provided in real time with no advance reservations.

Choice of Providers

The list of transportation providers is not limited to Lyft and Uber and will be expanded to included other qualified transportation providers as well. A choice of providers helps us to find the lowest cost provider for each individual trip.

Program Features

Enhanced Security

We are working hard to ensure the safety of your credit card information and all transactions will soon be made using Paypal. Your credit/debit card information will not be stored on our computers.

Customized Software

Customized software will be used to:

  • Get costs from multiple transportation providers and request the lowest cost ride
  • Receive payments for the ride from your credit or debit card
Monthly Statements

We will send you a monthly statement indicating the details of all rides along with any other transaction on your account. Riders will also have access to an on-line portal for up to date account information.

How does it work?

Ryde4Life is a membership-based program. Riders fill up a registration form and establish a transportation account using a credit or debit card. Once that’s setup, rides can be scheduled in real time. It’s as easy to register, reserve, and ride.

All fees and charges are collected in advance from your credit/debit card by charging $50 to fund your account; fees will be deducted from the available balance, and additional money will be debited from your card when the account balance drops to $25.

You will receive a monthly statement of all rides and their cost.

 

 

Register

1.  Print out the registration form at Ryde4.org

2.  Debit Card or Credit Card from Master Card or Visa Required.

3.  Complete the form and mail to:

EZ Ride, 144 Park Place East, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Reserve

1.  Rides are available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

2.  Rides are arranged on demand – no advanced reservations

3.  Use any cell phone – smart phone not required

Request a Ride

Call toll-free (866) 208-1307, Option 4 to request a ride. Our Ride Coordinator will:

1.  Offer you the best price available on Lyft and Uber for your acceptance

2.  Order the ride and provide you the driver’s name, license plate, and type of car

3.  Confirm pick up, monitor your ride, and assist if needed

What Does it Cost?

Here’s what you pay:

1.  Non-refundable Membership Fee: $15 per year

2.  Administrative Fee: $1 per ride

3.  Ride charges will be per Lyft or Uber rates applicable at the time any ride is provided.

 

 

Discounts

Subject to availability of funds, the following discounts could be provided to eligible riders:

1.  Reduction of $1/ride

2.  Waiver of the $1/ ride administrative fee

All riders with a PAAD Card( Pharmaceutical Assistance for Aged and Disabled) issued by the NJ Department of Human Services are eligible for a maximum of eight (8) subsidized rides per month. There are no limits for dialysis trips.

For details about the PAAD Card, call NJDHS at 1-800-792-9745 or visit www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/paaddetail.html

Download Registration Form