KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Glendale launches rideshare program for disabled passengers

Person helping someone in a wheelchair up a ramp into a vehicle.
Getty Images
Person helping someone in a wheelchair up a ramp into a vehicle.

Glendale has launched a one-year program aimed at giving disabled people more transportation options.

City officials say it’s less costly and more flexible than another paratransit service also run by Valley Metro.

The Ridechoice program is designed for Glendale residents wanting to travel beyond city limits to see a doctor, buy groceries or take in a movie.

City officials say it gives inexpensive access to Ubers, taxis and other wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

To be eligible, one must be paratransit certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Application for certification and travel bookings are done by Valley Metro.

Ridechoice is available 24 hours a day seven days a week until the end of next June.
Users can travel up to 400 miles per month.