Umbrella Agency: City of La Mesa
Program Name: Rides4Neighbors/Discount Taxi Program
Transportation for clients only
Advance Reservations Required: 5 days
Volunteer Driver Program for residents of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Lakeside and Santee for persons 60 and older and/or adults with disabilities, no longer able to drive or use public transit. Riders must be able to travel independently or with a caregiver. First-time riders must submit an application and agreement prior to first ride request. Ride requests may include medical, dental, personal care, shopping and more. Shopping shuttle for La Mesa residents to Grossmont Center runs Monday and Wednesday each week. Rides are donation based; minimum $3 one-way within 5 miles, $5 for 7-10 mile radius, $10 for over 10 miles. Volunteer drivers do not accept payment; donation statements are sent to riders at the end of each month for completed rides. Wheelchair shuttle now available for non-ambulatory riders, based on same suggested donation criteria. 50% discount coupon books available for use with Yellow Cab. Call 619-667-1321 for more information or to request an application.