THE EARLY BIRD / NIGHT OWL - TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
CART’s Early Bird/Night Owl service is designed to improve access to transportation for senior citizens 62+ and individuals with disabilities by extending service beyond CART’s regular weekday hours.
When would you use a taxi voucher? Say you have a late afternoon medical appointment which CART can get you to, but not back. The Night Owl is for you!
The program is a 50/50 cost share. . . riders pay half and CART pays half of the fare. A book of ten $5 vouchers, with a total face value of $50, is available to eligible riders for $25. At the time of the ride, redeem as many of the $5 vouchers as you need to pay for the taxi fare.
ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON PURCHASE AND USE OF VOUCHERS?
Taxi vouchers may be purchased and used by senior citizens with proof of age 62+, and individuals with disabilities with no restrictions on travel purpose. Vouchers may be used for travel during these designated times when CART does not operate regular service:
• Monday - Friday, 5:00 to 8:00 a.m.
• Monday - Friday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Beginning March 1, 2013, taxi vouchers may be used by eligible riders for medical and employment trips during regular CART business hours - Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• There is a $100 cap on the value of vouchers an individual may purchase in a single month.
WHAT TAXI COMPANIES ARE PARTICIPATING?
The Early Bird/Night Owl Taxi Voucher program is being launched on a pilot basis as a partnership between CART and Green Cab Company of Londonderry. Green Cab serves Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Salem, Chester and Hampstead. Following the pilot period, we anticipate the addition of other taxi companies to expand the reach of the program.
WHERE DO I BUY VOUCHERS?
To register for the voucher program, contact Green Cab Company at 603-432-7800 or print, fill-out and mail the program application form to Green Cab Company, PO Box 1399, Derry, NH 03038.
Click here for a VOUCHER PROGRAM APPLICATION (pdf file)
Once you’re registered in the program, you can purchase vouchers directly from CART by mail or from Green Cab Company at 603-432-7800.
HOW IS THE PROJECT FUNDED?
CART has secured grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) to support this pilot program, with a goal of improving transportation access especially for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in the Greater Derry-Salem area. Purchase of vouchers helps offset operating cost.