Non-Profit Community Transportation Program
Our mission at Metro Transport is to provide quality transportation services for seniors and adults with special needs living within the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest area regardless of their ability to pay for these services.
Metro Transport is a non-profit community transportation program that provides rides to senior citizens and adults with special needs, regardless of their ability to pay. Established in September 2003 with seed funding from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Metro Transport has been providing medical and social/quality of life transportation to senior and adults with special needs throughout Essex, and parts of Morris and Union Counties in New Jersey. Metro Transport is a collaborative program between Daughters of Israel and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
Currently Provide: Approximately 6,000 rides annually.
Subsidies: A very small income based subsidy program is available to those who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their ride. Clients are screened financially upon enrollment to determine if they qualify for subsidized funding and whether or not they can afford to pay a co-payment amount.
Cost of One Round Trip: $2.50 per town zone, each way.
Transportation Service Provided To:
• Medical Appointments (routine appts., chemo/radiation, same day surgery)
• The JCC and Affiliated Senior Centers
• Nursing Homes and Hospital Visits
Metro Transport's group trip services program provides senior care facilities and organizations serving the special needs population with transportation throughout N.J. at competitive rates.
Metro Transport's clients include nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult medical day centers, as well as synagogues, churches and other organizations. Metro Transport's geographic coverage is statewide, travelling to locations ranging from Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, to The Paper Mill Playhouse and Newark Museum.
For more information or to schedule a group trip, please contact Metro Transport at 973-325-1359 or email MetroTransport@daughtersofisrael.org.
Donations and "Gift-a-Ride"
Metro Transport and the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest have launched a $10.5 Million "Gift-A-Ride" Endowment Campaign. Together with the community's support, Metro Transport will be sustained into the future.
This vital community transportation program helps to ensure that our seniors and adults with special needs and their families have peace of mind in knowing that reliable, accessible and affordable transportation is available when it is needed. The senior and disabled population in this community is growing in leaps and bounds. Your generosity will help to guarantee a long and full independent life for the seniors and adults with special needs within our community today, tomorrow and forever. Donations at all levels are greatly appreciated.
For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Jessica Mehlman at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, at 973-929-3113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE TO BENEFICIENCES
Daughters of Israel/Metro Transport is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from, or denied the benefits of our services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to Daughter's of Israel/Metro Transport.
Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to NJ TRANSIT by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service – Title VI Division. One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit njtransit.com/diversity. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
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