Senior Transportation

Transportation is available to older adults who live in Kent County for medical appointments, grocery shopping, socialization, and other services through the RideLink program funded by the Kent County Senior Millage and the Kent County Community Action Way 2 Go program. A $2 rideshare per trip is requested, which goes directly back into the programs to help support continued transportation services for our community.

Kent County Community Action Way 2 Go

The Way 2 Go program provides safe and efficient transportation services to older adults and individuals with disabilities in Kent County. Rides can be scheduled for any purpose, including appointments, employment, stores, social, and recreational engagements. Health and safety measures include social distancing between passengers, masked drivers, and sanitizing between passengers. A $2 minimum ride share is requested per one-way trip, and rides are scheduled based on availability. Way 2 Go is provided through funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Interurban Transit Partnership. Call 616-632-7965 for registration and scheduling information.

Eligibility

  • All Kent County residents 65 years of age or older and persons of any age with a disability
  • Service area is limited to locations not currently served by The Rapid's fixed route and ADA paratransit (GO!Bus) services
  • Trips may be scheduled to any address within Kent County as long as either the beginning location or the final destination falls within the program's service area.
  • Proof of eligibility due to age or disability is required at the time of registration.
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Kent County Senior Millage RideLink

RideLink is a network of area transportation providers who offer transportation to older adults throughout all of Kent County. Destinations can include appointments, recreational visits, shopping trips, and more. RideLink passengers are asked to pay a $2.00 rideshare per trip. Contributions are an important part of this program and go directly back into the program to allow for continued service. RideLink is Funded by the Kent County Senior Millage and is coordinated by The Rapid. Please call 616-774-1288 for registration and scheduling information, or visit RidetheRapid.org.

Eligibility

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Kent County resident

Title VI Notice

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

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