A new program is available to provide reliable transportation to Provo and Orem seniors and people with disabilities. The Utah Valley Rides program allows qualifying participants to schedule rides to the doctor’s office, grocery store or anywhere else they need to go. Rides are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and vans are equipped to transport passengers with mobility devices.  

Utah Valley Rides is staffed by volunteers and funded by UTA, Mountainland Association of Governments and United Way of Utah County. There is a recommended $2 donation per trip, but all qualifying riders will be accommodated. Residents over 70 years of age or those with disabilities who meet UTA’s reduced fare requirements are eligible to participate.

You can learn more about this new transportation program at UtahValleyRides.org or at the Utah Valley Rides launch event on Friday, Oct. 13. Visit us at 1 p.m. at the Provo Senior Center, 270 W. 500 North, to learn more about the program and enjoy free refreshments.