Taxi Vouchers for Seniors, Adults with Disabilities
Could you or someone you know use a discounted taxicab ride? The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is again offering discount taxi coupons for seniors age 55 and older and for people age 18 and older with disabilities. Participating county taxicab companies accept the vouchers in place of cash.
Transportation to medical appointments, visits with family and friends, work, school, shopping centers and grocery stores is available seven days a week. This service also is available when county van service is not available.
Proof of disability is required in order to participate in the Taxi Card Transit Service. Those who qualify can purchase an amount determined by the funding of the service. Each book contains $10 worth of coupons and costs the client $5 for each book – a savings of 50% over the face value. Anyone who is enrolled in the service can get a minimum of one booklet for $5 or up to seven booklets per month for $35.
The client pays the metered amount in coupons upon reaching the destination. If the meter says $20, the client will give the cab driver two $10 books. Tips are allowed but coupons are not to be used for this purpose. Participating taxicab companies are listed in the coupon book.
Visit aacounty.org/aging/agingservices/taxivoucher.cfm for an application, disability verification form, and list of participating taxicab companies or call 410-222-4222 for information.