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The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Safe Mobility for Life Program partnered with the University of Florida, Institute for Mobility, Activity, & Participation to bring residents and visitors an online listing of transportation service providers in all of Florida’s 67 counties.The new FindaRideFlorida.org launched on March 26 to help road users find the freedom of mobility beyond the driver's seat by providing a list of transportation service providers that can get them to where they want to go.What is FindaRideFlorida.org?Visit FndaRideFlorida.org to see what transportation options are available for your travel needs. A listing of transportation service providers populates after you provide a few pieces of information such as where you are traveling from and to, the purpose of the trip (e.g. education, work, medical, other), and do you have additional needs (e.g. escort to and from vehicle or accommodation for wheelchair). After you input the information, click on "Find a Ride" at the bottom of the page, and you will receive a list of options in alphabetical order from which you can choose.
How does this help older adults?Findarideflorida.org is a great resource for all ages and it's especially beneficial for older adults who want to remain safe and mobile beyond the driver's seat. FindaRideFlorida.org can help adults transitioning from driving by finding transportation options that can take them to visit with family and friends, shop at the mall or go to a doctor.Help us spread the message!In order to reach older adults throughout Florida, we look to the entities, agencies and health care providers who reach aging road users every day.