MyRide Oak Ridge Service Has Been Cancelled
City of Oak Ridge has made the decision to end the MyRide Oak Ridge senior transportation program. A number of factors led to this decision, including challenges presented by the grant funding process for the program, concerns of grant administrators with the low numbers of participants and volunteers and finally, the restrictions created by the coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing. This decision was not made lightly, but these challenges have created a situation in which the MyRide program is unsustainable.
As a reminder, there are several options for assisted transportation.
Within the City of Oak Ridge: Oak Ridge Transit (865) 482-2785
Morgan Cab Service (865) 483-4343
Outside of Oak Ridge: ETHRA 1-800-232-1565
What is MyRide Oak Ridge?
MyRide Oak Ridge is a new program for City of Oak Ridge residents age 60 and over to help offer rides to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and other activities. The program will have a $25 yearly membership fee and each ride will cost $6 round-trip with up to two additional stops if needed. Rides will be provided by volunteer drivers in their own vehicles and the drivers will have been background checked before providing rides to any senior. To register as a member fill out the following forms and return them in person to the Oak Ridge Senior Center main desk. Make sure to bring proof of age, Oak Ridge residency and if applicable income level. Please allow extra time for this initial visit. For questions or more information, please call MyRide Oak Ridge at (865) 425-5055 or the Oak Ridge Senior Center at (865) 425-3999.
Membership Registration Form
How Can You Help?
Volunteer drivers are at the heart and soul of this program, without them we would not be able to offer this service. If you can give up one three hour block of time, either morning or afternoon, once a month, then we could use your help! Volunteer drivers are trained, background checked and additional insurance above your regular auto policy is also provided. To find out more information, please attend on of our training classes below or call MyRide Oak Ridge at (865) 425-5055.
Volunteer Application Form
The funding for this project was provided through a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the SeniorTrust/ElderTrust settlement (Case No. 11-1548-III) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.