In Fiscal Year 2016, The Free Rides for Seniors program provded more than 5,048 rides for seniors age 60 and older!
The Free Rides for Seniors transportation van transports senior citizens more than 6,500 times annually to the grocery store, doctor’s offices, pharmacy, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, to visit friends, funeral homes, discount stores, and other necessary locations within its boundaries. This shuttle service is provided free to seniors with no questions asked. It will pick up and drop off seniors in the corridor from Sharpsburg to Blawnox and Route 28 to the Allegheny River.
To sign up call 412-449-0151.
Once a person has been signed up, simply call this number for a ride 412-782-2001.
“Without the bus, I don’t know how I would have gotten my husband, Doug, to and from radiation and chemo. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank God for the bus!” – Debra O., Sharpsburg Resident
“I had heart surgery in April. I would not have gotten out if it wasn’t for the free bus. I was not able to walk too far and the bus picks me up and the door and drops me off.” – Peggy D. Blawnox High Rise
“Since I no longer am able to drive, I still feel like a member of the community because I can get my own groceries, go to my doctor’s appointments and just get out of this apartment when I want to get fresh air.” - Rosemarie C., Aspinwall Resident