Ryde4Life Program

EZ RideWhat is Ryde4Life?  A program operated by EZ Ride to provide rides using Uber and Lyft to the community for 50% of the cost for medical visits and grocery trips within 10 miles, up to 8 rides per month.  The program is supported by the City of Asbury Park and the Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park.

Am I eligible?  All adults in Asbury Park over the age of 18 who have a valid Medicaid, SNAP or PAAD Card are eligible.

Do I need a smartphone or debit/credit card to participate?  Rides are arranged for you by calling a toll-free number and a pre-loaded wallet; therefore, you will need a cell phone (not necessarily a smartphone) and a debit or credit card to participate.

How does it work?  You will need to register for the program, pre-load a wallet, call the toll-free number and the rides to medical offices or the grocery store will be arranged for you, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm!

Register today!!!

Download the Program Application

Download the Program Brochure

 

What is the value of enrolling in the program?

Lower Cost

Members are discounted 50% of the cost of a trip by ride providers such as Lyft and Uber. The lower cost is made possible due to the generous support from private foundations, government and businesses.

Smart Phone Not Required

All you need is a cell phone to call toll free (866)208-1307 Option 4 and speak to an EZ Ride Operator to request a ride from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday-Friday). Rides are provided in real time with no advance reservations.

Choice of Providers

The list of transportation providers is not limited to Lyft/ Uber and will be expanded to included other qualified transportation providers as well. A choice of providers helps us to find the lowest cost provider for each individual trip.

Program Features

Customized Software

Customized software will be used to:

  • Get costs from multiple transportation providers and request the lowest cost ride
  • Receive payments for the ride from your credit card
  • Generate monthly statements for your information
Monthly Statements

We will provide a monthly statement of rides that will be mailed to all our riders. Riders will also have access to an on-line portal that could be easily accessed for up to date information.

How do I Request a Ride?

Step 1: You call toll free at (866)208-1307 Option 4 to request a ride

Step 2: Our Operator will check Uber and Lyft websites for the best price available and seek your approval before ordering the ride.

Step 3: Operator will order the ride and provide you the information about the vehicle (license plate number and type of car) and the name of the driver via a text message or a phone call

Step 4: Operator will monitor the ride on the website to confirm pick up and assist if needed.

What Does it Cost?

A credit or debit card (Visa or Mastercard) is required to open an account. Here’s what you pay:

  1. Non-refundable Membership Fee: $15.00 per year (waived for June 2017)
  2. Administrative Fee: $1.00 per ride (waived for eligible riders)
  3. Ride charges will be per Lyft/Uber rates applicable at the time any ride is provided.
  4. Subsidy: Subject to the availability of funds, EZ Ride will offer the following discounts to eligible riders:
    • Reduction of 50% off the trip cost for trips within 10 miles will be offered to individuals who provide a copy of either:
      • Valid Medicaid Card
      • SNAP/Food Stamps ID
      • PAAD Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled)
    • Administrative Fee of $1 will be waived for individuals who are Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps and PAAD recipients.
    • Subsidies are limited to a total of eight (8) rides per month except for rides for dialysis.
  5. Payment Terms and Conditions:
    • All fees and charges are collected in advance from the credit/debit card by charging $25 to start the account; fees will be deducted from the available balance and additional money will be debited as and when the account balance drops to $15.

For details about the PAAD Card, call NJDHS at 1-800-792-9745 or visit www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/paaddetail.html

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