Community Resource

Free Transportation for Asbury Park Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

(201) 939-4242
Asbury

Free Transportation for Asbury Park Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), EZ Ride, a non-profit organization, will offer free rides to Asbury Park Residents to go for medical appointments and grocery shopping using Lyft/Uber for as long as funding is available.

To use the free ride service:

  • Riders must have a cell phone.
  • Riders traveling alone must be over 18 years old.
  • Riders must wear a face covering for the entire duration of ride.
  • The ride must start in Asbury Park and have a maximum distance of 15 miles.
  • The purpose of the trip must be to go grocery shopping or to a medical appointment.
  • Rides must take place between Monday and Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.
  • All rides are on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.

How to reserve a ride

  • Reservations can be made Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.
  • Reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
  • To reserve, call Customer Service at (201) 939-4242 (Option 1) and provide them with:
    • Full Name
    • Cell Phone Number
    • Pick Up Day and Time
    • Purpose of Your Trip
    • Pick Up Address
    • Drop Off Address
    • Let Customer Service Know if a return ride is needed.

At the time of your reservation

  • You must call Customer Service to activate your ride. No vehicle is dispatched if this call isn't made.
  • At your reservation time, call (201) 939-4242 (Option 1) and give them your reservation details.
  • A vehicle will then be dispatched to arrive as soon as possible (subject to availability).
  • The vehicle plate number, name of the driver, and ETA will be sent to the rider's cell phone via text message.
  • The rider must be ready to board as soon as the vehicle arrives.
  • The driver will not wait for the rider and a replacement may not be available during these uncertain times.
  • If necessary, the dispatcher will call the rider and/or the driver to connect the two of them with each other.
  • For more information on the EZ Ride Free Transportation for Asbury Park Residents Program, call Barbara Friedman at (201) 939-4242 (ext. 223) or email [email protected]
Eligibility Riders must have a cell phone. Riders traveling alone must be over 18 years old. Riders must wear a face covering for the entire duration of ride. The ride must start in Asbury Park and have a maximum distance of 15 miles. The purpose of the trip must be to go grocery shopping or to a medical appointment. Rides must take place between Monday and Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM. All rides are on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.
Age Groups
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance

Last Updated: 05/01/20