Stockton, CA — Having successfully launched its expanded Van Go! Pilot service on January 10, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is now making additional discounts available for seniors and persons with disabilities. Since every Van Go! vehicle is wheelchair accessible and drivers are trained, licensed, and fully prepared to help with accessibility needs, this on-demand rideshare service is the perfect option for San Joaquin County’s passengers.
Beginning Sunday, January 24, Discount Fare Card holders (seniors, persons with disabilities, etc.) will automatically receive $1.00 off the $4.00 base mileage rate when using the Van Go! app. The mileage rate covers the first 5 miles and passengers pay $.50 per mile for anything over five miles distance. Eligible passengers who do not have a Discount Fare Card should contact RTD’s Mobility Office to verify certification or become certified. Visit sjRTD.com/accessibility for more information.
“We are always looking for ways to better serve our passengers,” said RTD CEO Gloria Salazar. “In offering this discount for a true countywide service, we aim to be the transportation service of choice for more San Joaquin residents.” Without zones, transfers, and restrictions on trip origin and destination, this true countywide service means that any trip can be made as long as the travel is within San Joaquin County.
Passengers may create a tailor-made trip with RTD’s Van Go! anywhere within San Joaquin County seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Using the RTD Van Go! app, which is available for download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, passengers may book a ride up to two days in advance. For more information regarding the service, visit sanjoaquinrtd.com/VanGo
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.