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Was able to find a public source of transportation more reasonable than taxis...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I have been looking for years and no one ever suggested a source in my county of reasonably priced rides for people who live far from bus transportation. It always has been a problem getting rides to and from eye doctor appointments and for surgeries since my husband cannot drive any more. Every time I have asked, apparently I have asked the wrong people.

If you live in Minnesota, there a state and county assisted service called Dial A Ride and amazingly the criteria for qualifying is that you live 1/2 mile from public access to buses in the summer and 1/4 mile in the winter. There are no age restrictions and no income guidelines and now when I get my eye dilations and/or eye injections for wet macular degeneration I won't have to take a cab both ways which is $15 each way plus a tip...I will be able to go for $2.25 each way and can schedule one week ahead. Oh, happy day! I will share this information with anyone I know who may need this service or knows someone who does.

P.S. I live over a mile from the nearest bus stop and there is no service outside of mornings and evenings, so using the bus even if I could walk that far is impossible for an appointment at 1:00 p.m.


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MCFITZ2 7/17/2013 2:07PM

    I will need to check this out for my sister. Thanks for the info. Glad you found a solution for your transportation needs. emoticon

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BAMAJAM 7/17/2013 10:47AM

  Good for you-- and good for you wanting to share this information so others can benefit as well. In our town we have "Handi-ride" for those who have some kind of impairment that prevents them from driving.

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AUNTB63 7/17/2013 10:19AM

    emoticon news.

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NASFKAB 7/17/2013 8:32AM

  glad you got the information

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FITMARY 7/17/2013 8:25AM

    So glad that you learned about this!

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MSLZZY 7/17/2013 7:16AM


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GOLFGMA 7/17/2013 7:15AM

    Wonderful that you kept asking until you found the right resource. emoticon

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