Call A Ride
C.A.R.S. is a shared-ride transportation program. Sharing the ride means that you may sometimes have to leave home a little earlier or wait a little longer for your return trip home so that other trips can be coordinated with yours.
What is Call A Ride Service?
C.A.R.S. is a shared ride transportation service available to the residents of Mifflin and Juniata Counties. Shared ride means that you may have to leave home a little earlier than you would if you were traveling privately and you may have to wait a little longer for your return trip home so that other trips can be coordinated with yours. Door to door service is available providing you have a free, clear and safe path from the door of your home to the door of the bus and that your lane or driveway is safe for our buses and for transporting clients.
Who is eligible?
Any resident of Mifflin or Juniata Counties is eligible to use the service, providing you are registered with our office. Registration forms can be picked up at the C.A.R.S. office, on our website, or you may call for a form to be mailed to you.
How do I get a ride?
You may request a ride through our office, Monday through Friday. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Requests for rides must be made by 12 noon the day before you need a ride. If you need a ride for Monday, you must call by 12 noon on Friday, since the office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. You may contact us by calling 717-242-2277 or 1-800-348-2277.
Title VI Policy
Call A Ride Service operates its programs without regard to race, color, or national origin. To learn more about this policy please click here. To review the Title VI program procedure, please click here. Questions about Title VI can be directed to C.A.R.S. staff by calling 717-242-2277 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Participation Plan
Call A Ride Service is committed to involving the public in the transportation planning process for Mifflin and Juniata Counties. You can view our Transportation Public Participation Plan here.
If you wish to give us feedback on the service you received, please give us a call at 717-242-2277. It is our hope that you find office staff as well as our drivers to be courteous and helpful. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
The SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2024 opened for public review on May 1st. Call-A-Ride Service utilizes this resource for transportation funding, grant management, and best practices as part of the local network of member counties.
Area residents and stakeholders are encouraged to review the TIP projects (and related supplemental documents) and offer written comments up until 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2020. The TIP documents can be found online here: https://seda-cog.org/…/…/transportation-improvement-program/