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MyRide assistance expands into Warren County
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Beth Stephens

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s MyRide volunteer transit program has expanded to Warren County. 

The program offers door-through-door transportation service to area residents 60 years of age and older. “Door-through-door” means riders get help entering the automobile and get help entering the building at their destination, if needed.

Persons wishing to access transportation services through MyRide must pay a $25 membership fee, which includes the cost of the first three trips. After that, trips cost $2, and then $1 for each extra stop requested.

Volunteers do the driving for the MyRide program. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Tennessee driver’s license with car insurance and a clean driving record, and complete a background check and a training class. Volunteers use their own vehicles for transport.

MyRide caters to seniors who are able to walk on their own or with the assistance of a cane or walker. 

Beth Stephens, volunteer coordinator for MyRide, is overseeing the development of the program within Warren County. She says MyRide is accepting applications for volunteer drivers, and persons interested in volunteering can reach her at (931) 823-7323, or bstephens@uchra.com.

Amye Anderson, UCHRA’s communications coordinator, said in a press release, “MyRide Upper Cumberland allows clients to maintain a level of independence that may have otherwise been difficult to achieve and provides families with peace of mind knowing their loved ones are being assisted by trained and monitored volunteers.”