Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)

Rideshare Services

 

Get a ride wherever you need to go.

 

About Rideshare Services 

 

Ride shares are a convenient alternative to using public transportation or paratransit services. They can help you get to work, appointments, and social activities.

Making a “Transportation Plan” at https://planfortheroadahead.com/ can help you decide what parts of your routine you might want to use ride share services for.

What ride-share services are there?

Uber

Uber wants to make getting around easy for everyone. You can accept the closest car or request a wheelchair-accessible van (UberWAV) or a Pet-Friendly Ride to meet your needs. Find these features in the Choose a Ride option under the More section by scrolling down.

Know your rights: drivers cannot refuse to transport you because of a mobility device (such as a foldable walker that would fit in their car) or a service animal. See Uber’s policy on service animals and assistive devices online or in the app by selecting “Accessibility” from the help menu.

Lyft

Lyft wants to give everyone access to rides and has made it easy to do so with its services. Access rides (LyftWAV) can be found in Settings and tapping on Wheelchair Access to activate it. Wheelchair-accessible vans are available in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and Toronto. If you travel in another city, Lyft can direct you to another transportation service that can help.

Know your rights: drivers cannot refuse to transport you because of a mobility device (such as a foldable walker that would fit in their car) or a service animal. You can read Lyft’s wheelchair policy and accessibility tips.

ModivCare

ModivCare, which used to be called LogistiCare, helps get you to medical appointments. Talk to your doctor about it, as it is free if you receive medical assistance. Your doctor can complete a special form to get you the free ride-share service. If you can take public transportation, MotivCare can send you transit passes by mail to go to your medical appointments. ModivCare allows you to schedule multiple rides 30 days at a time. Rides can be set on the website or by phone. Please tell the service agent if you use a service or emotional support animal so they can accommodate you.

Urgent medical rides can be made with about 4-5 hours’ notice based on the time of the request.


Related Apps

 

  • Uber (iOS and Android)
  • Lyft (iOS and Android)
 


How can I find out what’s new?

Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:

 

  • ride share services near me
  • wheelchair accessible transit

 


How do I find out more?

If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.

If you live in Pennsylvania:

  • you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
  • you might borrow this equipment to try out.

Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?

 NO