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PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO ‘STEP BY STEP 5K’ SLATED FOR APRIL 8

RideFACT offers free transportation to and from event

Solana Beach, CA – February 22, 2018 – The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego is holding its annual Step by Step Walk fundraiser on Sunday, April 8 at Liberty Station. The walk commences at 9:00 AM, with check in starting at 7:30 AM.

RideFACT, a transportation service operated by FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) has generously offered to provide free transportation to and from the Step by Step Walk for those requiring assistance. To request a ride, call 888-924-3228 no later than Thursday, April 5. One companion may travel with the rider at no cost. Rides are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.

Proceeds from the 5k enable the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego to make available critical resources to the estimated 60,000 individuals in San Diego County who have or are affected by Parkinson’s disease. All funds raised from the event will stay within San Diego County.

For registration, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.parkinsonsassociation.org or call 858-200-7277.
Special thanks to ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, title sponsor of the event.

March 1, 2018 / by / in , ,
Free Rides to Veterans in San Diego County

San Diego County News Article

Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT), a San Diego County nonprofit, announces a free transportation promotion specifically for San Diego Veterans.

From September 1 through December 31, 2017, Veterans will be able to schedule free transportation on RideFACT, a transportation service operated by FACT, anywhere within urban and suburban San Diego County.  In addition to meeting the current needs of Veterans for rides, FACT hopes to get a better understanding of the mobility needs and potential demand for transportation in our San Diego Veterans’ community. …

August 29, 2017 / by / in , ,
RideFACT reaches milestone – 100,000th ride

Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News Article

OCEANSIDE – For Chula Vista residents Jack and Rose, it was an uneventful trip to the grocery store, but for Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation, a San Diego County nonprofit, it was cause for celebration.

Jack, 94, and Rose, 76, discovered RideFACT, a FACT ride service, when their daughter was looking for local transportation options for her elderly parents. Now, the couple uses the service at least once a week to get to medical appointments, grocery shopping and church.

On June 9, Jack and Rose unwittingly helped RideFACT reach an important milestone: the 100,000th ride!…

August 29, 2017 / by / in , ,
CaliforniaTransit Association Article August 2017

Filling Mobility Gaps With Curb-to-Curb Service

There’s no place like home. But for many seniors and disabled people, going out and returning home isn’t always easy.

Enter Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation – or FACT – a regional brokerage of transportation services based in San Diego County that provides affordable rides to medical offices, grocery stores, or anywhere else seniors and persons with disabilities need to go. Central to FACT’s mission is helping its customers to remain in their homes, as opposed to living in institutions or relocating closer to amenities and medical facilities….

August 29, 2017 / by / in , ,
Federal grant to support Tri-City patient transportation

OCEANSIDE – Patients at Tri-City Medical Center can gain access to low-cost rides thanks to a federal grant awarded to a nonprofit transportation agency. The Federal Transportation Administration in August 2016 awarded $200,000 to Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation – or FACT — a regional brokerage of transportation services for seniors and disabled people. The grant is part of the federal agency’s “Rides to Wellness” medical transportation initiative.“The stress and hardship of hospitalization should not include worrying about a ride home,” said…

September 30, 2016 / by / in , ,
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