Tropical Storm Ida

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Transportation Assistance for Victims of Ida Flooding

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United Way Worldwide, Lyft, Uber, and NJ 211 are partnering to provide rides to individuals who have lost or damaged vehicles as a result of the flooding from Tropical Storm Ida.  The Ride United  - Tropical Storm Ida Program 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 lost or damaged personal vehicles due to flooding from Tropical Storm Ida
  • New Jersey resident traveling within New Jersey


Types of Rides

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Medical Appointments
  • Prescriptions
  • Food Access
  • Financial Assistance
  • Car Replacement


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
  • Ride is defined as one-way
  • Request ride at least 24 hours in advance
  • Ride can be up to 25 miles from pick-up location

  • Rides available while supply lasts

Additional Ride United - Tropical Storm Ida 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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