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NJ Rideshare Program

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United Way Worldwide, Lyft, Uber, the State of New Jersey and NJ 211 are partnering to provide rides to individuals who have been impacted by COVID and recently experienced a personal vehicle loss or severe damage to personal vehicles as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. The NJ Rideshare Program for COVID and Ida Victims addresses a short-term, immediate need for individuals who require assistance with accessing rides for essential services including employment, food, prescriptions, medical appointments, car replacement, and financial assistance.

 

Eligibility for Rides

  • Individuals who have been negatively impacted by COVID and experienced vehicle loss or severe damage to personal vehicles due to flooding from Tropical Storm Ida.
  • New Jersey resident traveling within New Jersey

 

Types of Rides

  • Work Related (travel to work, job interview, etc.)
  • Housing Related (travel to find alternate housing, or get back home because my primary residence was impacted, etc.)
  • Medical Related (travel to a non-emergency doctor, pharmacy, etc.)
  • Food Related (travel to grocery store, food pantry, etc.)
  • Public Benefits Related (travel to apply for public assistance from FEMA, SNAP, social services, etc.)
  • Vehicle Related (travel to replace, repair, or rent a vehicle, etc.)

 

Program Guidelines

  • Due to high demand, rides are limited to one round-trip ride per person.
  • Must be 18 years or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Rides may be free or reduced cost.
  • 1 Ride Coupon is good for a round-trip/2 rides.
  • Request ride at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Each one-way ride can be up to 25 miles from pick-up location.

  • Rides requested on the weekends will be processed on the next business day.

  • Rides available, while supply lasts.

Additional NJ Rideshare Program FAQS.

 

Ride United Request Forms

A NJ 211 representative will contact you with ride confirmation information within 24 hours of form submittal. If you receive a coupon code, our text message to you will state whether it is an Uber or Lyft code. You will need to use the corresponding mobile app to redeem your code.

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