Finding transportation options can be difficult, especially when you have specialized needs or requirements. Do you know where to get that information? With TBARTA’s myRIDE service, you can explore over 250 local and regional providers of transportation services — from on-demand medical transport to wheelchair-accessible vans — with just one call or one click. Listings also include local bus systems, and options for statewide travel.
TBARTA covers a seven-county region, including Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties. The myRIDE service is made possible by a federal grant from the Veterans Administration (VA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The goal is to ease information access for veterans and military families, but myRIDE is available to everyone, free.
In partnership with The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, myRIDE is available on the phone at 1-844-9-MYRIDE Monday through Friday, from 7am to 7pm. Online, it is available 24/7. The Crisis Center provides social service and crisis help, which can also be accessed via myRIDE. A live chat feature, with a direct connection to a myRIDE specialist, is anticipated for Fall 2015.
Additional features elsewhere on www.TBARTA.com include park and ride lot information for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, route planning by car, bus, biking, or walking, and complete information about TBARTA’s transportation studies ongoing and complete. Eventually, an online tie-in with HART’s OneBusAway real-time app is anticipated.
For more information about myRIDE or if you think any resources or functions are missing from myRIDE, www.TBARTA.com, or any other questions, contact Alex English at TBARTA at 813.282.8200. You can also request brochures or magnets for myRIDE.