IMPORTANT FREE RIDES UPDATE
Free Transportation Services
The Free Rides for Seniors
The St. Margaret Foundation "Free Rides for Seniors" shuttle transports any senior who lives within its driving area from Blawnox to Sharpsburg and from Route 28 to the Allegheny River. It takes people to the grocery store, Waterworks, pharmacy, doctor's office, hospital and many other locations.
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 request a ride, call 412-449-0151.
Free Medical Shuttle for the Alle-Kiski Valley
Residents may now receive free, non-emergency medical transportation service to/from St. Margaret's Hospital, UPMC primary care doctors offices and other UPMC diagnostic centers in Arnold, Brackenridge, Creighton, Lower Burrell, Natrona, Natrona Heights, New Kensington (includes Parnassus), Russellton, and Tarentum. This NEW shuttle is in partnership with Family Services of Western PA. For more details and to request a ride, call 724-889-0029.
Care Management Transportation
St. Margaret Foundation sponsors a NEW wheel chair accessible van service that the hospital utilizes for transportation. The wheelchair van is stationed at the hospital from 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday to assist with transportation to a nursing facility or home. Arrangements are made through Care Management. For more details and to request a ride, call 412-784-4169.
"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 you 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 drops me off right at my door."
-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
"It's an amazing little shuttle and the volunteers are so friendly and caring and patient with us all. My docs love that I can get to and from my appointments and pick up my meds too. If I didn't have the little bus I would have to take ACCESS and it's too expensive when you go to the docs and need to get as many places as I do."
-Mary Jane A., Sharpsburg