Ring-a-Ride

Ring-a-Ride is a wheelchair accessible service for Seniors or for people with disabilities who are outside of the transit area.

Eligibility Criteria

Ring-a-Ride riders must meet one of the two following criteria:

  • Must be 65 or older or;
  • Must be between 18 and 64 with a disability that conforms to the Ring-a-Ride Guidelines as affirmed by a doctor.
What is a Ring a Ride and Who Qualifies

Qualifications

Riders must also be able to perform the following functions independently or with/by a companion:

  • Carry their own packages or bags in one trip. Carts are allowed but drivers will not carry bags
  • Make appointments
  • Self-ambulate by walking, or through use of a mobility device, or assisted as needed by a companion
  • Wait at a prearranged pick up spot, we are not a door-to-door service

Types of Services

Ring-a-Ride will provide preset shopping trips on specific days to specific areas by appointment only. Other destinations and appointment times may be available as scheduling permits. No more than six (6) round trips or twelve (12) one way trips are allowed at this time (not including preset shopping trips)

Service Hours

Service hours are:

  • Monday through Friday:
    First pickup at 6 a.m. and last drop-off at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday
    First pickup at 9 a.m. and last drop-off at 3 p.m.

Except on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Dispatch Hours

Reservations are accepted:

  • Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed between noon and 1 p.m. for lunch.)
  • The reservation office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Please leave a message on the service if needed, please refrain from repeated calls as the dispatcher will call you back by the next business day.

Non-Emergency Medical Trips

Trips to Kootenai Health destinations will be referred to Kootenai Health Transportation.

More Information

For more information, please call 208-446-1616, or refer to the user guide (PDF). Accessible formats are available by request.

Application
The Dos and Donts Rider Policy