Harford Transit Introduces a new Demand Response Service

Reposted from the Baltimore Sun:

Harford Transit has started a new Demand Response Service for eligible senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and low-income wage earners.

The service is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. The fare is $2 (Harford Transit-issued vouchers will be accepted) to take eligible participants wherever they need to go. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the working day before travel is planned.

The service area includes parts of Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood and Havre de Grace, and areas in between. A map of the service area with boundaries is online at www.harfordtransit.org.

Individuals with disabilities are given priority for this service. Passengers must verify their disability through an existing service: ADA Paratransit, SSTAP/Demand Response, or the Reduced Fare Program.

Residents 60 and older may use the service if they are registered with Harford Transit. Low-income residents of any age may use this service if they are referred to Harford Transit by Harford County Department of Social Services or Susquehanna Workforce.

Harford Transit dispatchers will determine eligibility for those with disabilities and senior citizens, using existing procedures. For low-income residents, dispatchers should have a written referral from one of the referring agencies (e-mail is acceptable with documentation).

All trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but in the event that a priority needs to be established, those with disabilities will get first priority.

Information: 410-612-1620.