PORTLAND - Non-profit organizations occupy a unique position in the Paratransit Industry. Many of them began operating well before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) made such services a requirement in the United States. They thus represent the grassroots initiative of individuals and organizations in their respective communities to meet the transportation needs of the disabled and elderly. No two are alike. For some, wheelchair transport is one component of a larger community service mission. While others function solely as transport providers: some, like Paratransit Inc. work with the local transit authority to provide ADA Service; while others like Ride Connection offer services that compliment but do not duplicate ADA Services provided by local transit. Ride Connection has been operating in Portland, Oregon for 25 years. They provide responsive, accessible transportation options for those in need in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. To learn about other non-profit agencies and programs see: Non-Profit Transportation Services.
VIDEO #1 - Ride Connection: Giving the Gift of Mobility
VIDEO #2 - Ride Connection on Face to Face