County expands Senior Dial-A-Ride

COAST CITIES — Effective immediately, FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) expanded the RideFACT senior dial-a-ride service area to all cities in San Diego County. RideFACT previously served only the communities of Escondido, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.“I am so pleased that we are now able to expand this critical transportation service to all cities in our county,” said Dave Roberts, chairman of the FACT board of directors. “It is our responsible to improve the quality of life for all residents of San Diego County and this service expansion is just one innovative example of how we are doing just that.”

RideFACT is a general purpose dial-a-ride for any senior (age 60 and older). Transportation is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is managed by FACT and subsidized by a San Diego County TransNet Senior Mini-Grant. This is a unique service that affords San Diego County residents the ability to travel across the county conveniently and affordably.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trips must be requested one to seven days ahead of the travel date. One-way fares begin at $2.50 for travel up to five miles. For reservations and inquiries, call (760) 754-1252 or (888) 924-3228.

FACT operates a brokered transportation model which pairs riders with existing services in their communities where feasible. If existing services are not available or appropriate, FACT will provide the trip through one of the transportation services contracted with their brokerage. FACT is a non-profit founded in 2005.