Too many seniors in Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Campbell and Monte Sereno were stuck in their homes and couldn’t make their way to see family, friends or get to a doctor’s appt. To help solve that problem Supervisor Simitian proposed RYDE (Reach Your Destination Easily) offering residents in those five West Valley communities an affordable ride using needs-based sliding scale pricing. Through a joint agreement between the County, VTA, and the five participating cities. local non-profits host the program, keeping costs low by using both volunteers and commercial driving services.
Learn more about RYDE:
West Valley Community Services
Read the Mercury News story:
West Valley seniors need a lift? Here comes RYDE
Read about the RYDE expansion on CBS SF Bay Area:
Santa Clara VTA to Expand Senior Transportation Program