Introducing Evening Hours, Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season!
New Service Areas Include Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood and Havre de Grace
Beginning December 1, 2008, Harford Transit will begin a new Demand Response Service, available to eligible senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and low-income wage earners. The new service will be available between 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Monday through Friday. With an affordable fare of $2 (Harford Transit-issued vouchers will be accepted by the drivers), eligible participants should take advantage of the service and get to the places they need to be this holiday season – whether gift shopping, Christmas errands or to the grocery to feed the relatives. Reservations must be made to access the new service; make sure to book your trip by 2:00 PM the working day before you wish to travel.
Persons with disabilities are given priority for this service; a passenger with a disability establishes eligibility through one of Harford Transit’s existing services: ADA Paratransit; SSTAP/Demand Response; or the Reduced Fare Program. Senior citizens, age 60 and over, may use the service if they are registered with Harford Transit. Low-income wage earners of any age may use this service if they are referred to Harford Transit by one of the following agencies: Harford County Department of Social Services; or Susquehanna Workforce.
Harford Transit dispatchers will determine eligibility for persons with disabilities and senior citizens, using existing procedures. For low-income wage earners, dispatchers should have a referral in writing from one of the referring agencies listed above. The referring agency may refer a passenger by email, but should follow-up by submitting appropriate documentation (such as an intake form or eligibility letter for the client). All trips will be on a first come first served basis, but in the event that trip priority needs to be established, persons with disabilities will be given first priority.
The service areas for the new service include parts of Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood, and Havre de Grace, and the area in between. Call Harford Transit to determine if you are within the specified boundaries or visit www.harfordtransit.org to see a map of the service area with boundaries.
This new service is funded by the New Freedom grant, awarded to Harford Transit on behalf of the Harford County Transportation Steering Committee.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for this service, please call Harford Transit at 410-612-1620 or visit www.harfordtransit.org.