GALVESTON, TX – March 21, 2019 – Dial-a-Ride users likely received letters in the mail this week containing a new application needed to continue using the services.
The City of Galveston is re-certifying participants in the Dial-a-Ride program. The Island Transit program is a curb-to-curb service for eligible people who are unable to use the regular fixed routes due to a disability. There is a $2 fare for the service and riders are transported to locations around the island, such as to doctors’ appointments or to the grocery store. Riders for the Dial-a-Ride service and the RIDES taxi service purchase books of 20 tickets for $40 from the City to use for payment.
Approximately 350 people use the Dial-a-Ride service. The City of Galveston mailed letters to each household participating in the program this week. The application requires information from the person’s doctor to certify eligibility for the program.
“The City’s goal is to ensure only eligible riders are using the service,” said Rick Beverlin, Assistant City Manager. “We urge Dial-a-Ride participants to return their applications so they may continue using the service.”
If residents have any questions about the application or the service, please contact Island Transit at 409-797-3900. A copy of the application is available atwww.galvestontx.gov/islandtransit.