Shared Ride Transportation Programs

Freedom Transit provides transportation service that is Shared-Ride in nature. That means you will likely be riding with others, and that other individuals may be picked up and dropped off before you reach your destination. We try to make sure, in most instances that no one rides for more than an hour. The trip may take longer than if you were going by yourself, and passengers need to plan accordingly.

The service provided is Door-to-Door. Many of the vehicles have wheelchair lifts. Passengers who need and request assistance will receive it, between the door of the pickup / destination points and the door of the vehicle. Drivers cannot, however, take a wheelchair up or down steps, or provide lifting assistance for passengers.

All passengers must be registered with Freedom Transit before using our services, and advance reservations are required.
There are a number of ways to qualify for Freedom Transits’ services. A description of each program is provided below under which an individual may be eligible for transportation.

General Public Service

In addition to all of the agencies and programs that provide funding for transportation services, Freedom Transits’ service is available to the general public.  Any member of the public may use the service.  The only difference is that the service is not subsidized, and the passenger must pay the full fare, not just a co-payment. Please call Freedom Transit for additional details.

Senior Shared Ride Program

Freedom Transit operates the Senior Shared Ride program in Washington County. The service is funded in part by the Pennsylvania State Lottery and The SWPA Area Agency on Aging. It is a non-emergency, pre-scheduled, paratransit shared ride service provided to eligible persons enrolled in the Shared Ride Program. It also provides lift-equipped service as required.

Rural Transportation Program for Persons with Disabilities (PWD Program)

Freedom Transit operates the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Program in Washington County. The PWD Program is a paratransit shared-ride service that can be utilized for work, church, shopping, medical appointments, etc. A co-pay is required for all trips based on the distance traveled, and you will be informed of the amount due when you call to schedule your trips. Lift-equipped vehicles are used for this shared-ride service.

Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is provided to eligible persons who are in need of assistance getting to/from medical providers enrolled in the Medical Assistance Program for the purpose of receiving treatment, purchasing prescription medication, or medical equipment. Bus tickets will be provided to passengers who live on or near the bus lines, and appointments should be scheduled according to the bus schedules. It also provides paratransit shared ride service, including wheelchair lift vans when needed for no charge to the passenger. MATP also provides a reimbursement program to eligible passengers to cover, the cost of bus transportation or transportation provided by privately owned vehicles.

Freedom Transit operates this program in Washington County. The Department of Human Services requires that Freedom Transit screen applicants for the program and to assign each eligible individual to the least expensive mode of transportation suitable to their needs.

Veterans Transportation Program

The Veterans Transportation Program is designed to provide eligible persons with safe, comfortable, paratransit transportation to the VA Medical Centers in Pittsburgh. Freedom Transit operates the program in Washington County.

ADA Complementary Paratransit Service

Freedom Transit operates the ADA Complementary Paratransit Service in Washington County. The ADA Complementary Program is a paratransit shared-ride service that can be utilized for work, church, shopping, medical appointments, etc. in and around the City of Washington. All trips, both pickup and return, must lie within 3/4 mile of local fixed route bus routes. Lift-equipped vehicles are used for this shared-ride service.

Contact Us

Call Us:

724-223-8747

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Freedom Transit
50 East Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301

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Our Hours

Shared Ride Service Hours
Mon-Sat

5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Fixed Route Service Hours
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Office Hours
Mon-Fri

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Washington Transportation Center
Mon-Fri

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Holidays

Fixed Route - No Service

New Year's Day
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Labor Day
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Christmas Day

Shared Ride - No Service

New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Office & Transit Center Closed

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