New online resource helps Floridians find transportation options
A University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation Safe Mobility for Life team wants to help older drivers find transportation options so they can get to medical appointments, go shopping, head out with friends or travel wherever else they want to go.
UF and FDOT have launched the website FindaRideFlorida.org, which features transpor tation
options in all of Florida’s 67 counties. Site users indicate their starting location and can
select other search filters, including the purpose of their trip and whether they have special needs, such as wheelchair accommodations. Search results list the various transportation providers in that geographical area, along with details on cost, reservation requirements, service hours and contact information.
Providers include traditional taxi companies, public transportation, nonprofits and ride-hailing services. The site’s design features address the needs of users with low vision, and the site offers links to resources for screen readers that read the content aloud.