Community Access to Rides

Community Access to Rides:

CAR Initiative

In 2015, the Stronger Together Alliance brought together a team of local community organizations to identify and address our community’s most pressing needs. Through this collaboration, the alliance pointed to a lack of affordable and convenient transportation as a major barrier for low-income individuals.

With public buses operating only on weekdays and through 6 pm, there was a significant obstacle for people to access jobs, schools, medical care, resources, and the services they needed to thrive in our community. 

Since then, the Community Access to Rides (C.A.R.) initiative has worked with Uber to provide free rides to those in need. 

  • In the 12-month period of November 2019 to October 2020, the CAR program provided 908 rides at a total cost of $18,138.
  • During that time period, the primary purposes for CAR rides were medical (43%) and food insecurity (26%).
  • Nearly half of the rides were provided for physically disabled individuals. 

The CAR initiative includes the following community agencies: The Literacy Center, The ARC of Bristol County, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative, Attleboro Schools, Norton Human Services, and the Attleboro Norton YMCA.