Connecting people with disabilities to transportation in Tarrant County

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Disabilities could make getting to a doctor’s appointment, the grocery store or a social outing extremely daunting when family or friends are not available to help. Now, people with disabilities can contact MY RIDE for transportation that will take them directly to their everyday tasks.

We provide planning assistance with four transportation modes throughout Tarrant County:

1. Fixed-Route Service
(Example: The T Bus [Fort Worth Transportation Authority])

  • Specific route and schedule
  • Shared-ride service
  • Note: all public transportation must be equipped with wheelchair accessibility


2. Paratransit
(Example: MITS)

  • Operates as a complementary service to fixed-route sites
  • Advanced reservations required
  • Shared ride and curb-to-curb service
  • No prioritizing and no trip limit


3. Demand-Response Service
(Examples: Handitran, Yellow Cab, Catholic Charities Transportation Program, NETS, Ride2Work)

  • On-demand scheduling and operations
  • Advanced reservations
  • Shared ride and curb-to-curb service
  • Limited capacity and providers may prioritize*


4. Commuter Rail:
(Examples: Trinity Railway Express [TRE])

  • Dedicated route and schedule
  • Connects multiple communities and regions
  • Connects to The T, MITS, HandiTran, NETS and DART.


*Providers prioritize rides in the order of medical appointments, employment needs and then fill additional space as available.



FAQ’s

You have questions. We have answers.
See below for answers to some of the most common questions we are asked. If you don't see an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

Q: Why isn't The T able to serve all of Tarrant County?

A: Unfortunately, voters in some cities in Tarrant County decided not to allocate a portion of their sales tax to support The T. Luckily, you have MY RIDE. Give us a call and we can help you figure out the best option for you.

Q: I do not have funds to pay for fares. Is there anything you can do to assist me?

A: MY RIDE can often refer to organizations that provide counseling services to help you discover financial assistance programs for which you may qualify.

Q: How do I sign up for services such as MITS, Handitran and the American Red Cross NETS?

A: Tell the MY RIDE Navigator where you are, where you want to go and the type of trip you need (shopping, medical, etc.). MY RIDE will help you apply for each transportation service for which you qualify.

Q: Does MY RIDE actually provide the transportation?

A: No. MY RIDE provides information to individuals related to the most appropriate, cost-effective transportation services for any trip in Tarrant County.

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