If the time comes when a person can no longer drive, he / she often loses the ability to run to the store or visit friends. But giving up the car does not mean a person is stuck at home. On the contrary, a variety of transportation options exist to assist adults aged 60 or better in St. Croix County so they may remain active, involved, and independent.
Specialized Van Transportation Program:
The purpose of the Specialized Van Transportation program is to provide transportation to persons 60 and older with disabilities, or the spouses of either. The general public may ride on a "space available" basis. Service is available in the communities of: Baldwin, Deer Park, Glenwood City, Hammond, Hudson, New Richmond, Roberts, Somerset, and Woodville. The vans provide transportation to local senior centers / nutrition sites, medical, employment, shopping and social destinations within each community. The vans in three communities are handicapped accessible. Days and times of van service vary by community. Requests for services are made by contacting the senior center located in the community in which van service is needed. Requests must be made 24 - 48 hours in advance. The fare is $2.00 per round trip with a $.50 discount applied to persons needing transportation to the local senior center to participate in the Senior Nutrition Program.
New Freedom Transportation through Center for Independent Living:
The ADRC of St. Croix County contracts with New Freedom to provide door-to-door service for trips related to medical, educational, employment and social events. Any person with a temporary or permanent disability, or frail elder, and have a transportation barrier is eligible. Call 800-228-3287, 48 hours in advance to request a ride and fare information.
Disabled & Aging Rider Collaboration:
The ADRC of St. Croix County contracts with ATaxi to provide transportation on Saturdays and Sundays in Hudson or North Hudson to persons over 18 with a disability and individuals 60 and over. Call ATaxi at 715-386-8111 to request a ride and fare information.
River Falls RideShare:
The ADRC of St. Croix County contracts with the City of River Falls to provide transportation seven days a week in the River Falls area to person over 18 with a disability and individuals 60 and over. Call 715-425-7878 to request a ride, hours of operation and fair information.
New Richmond RideShare:
The ADRC of St. Croix County contracts with the City of New Richmond to provide transportation seven days a week in the New Richmond area to person over 18 with a disability and individuals 60 and over. Call 715-246-2226 to request a ride, hours of operation and fair information.