Final Government Works StampDid you know the Department of Aging and Adult Services teamed up with Valley Transportation Services to provide people in need with transportation?

The Transportation Reimbursement Escort Program provides help to seniors, people with disabilities and people of low income who reside in rural areas of San Bernardino County.

The focus of the program is to allow qualified seniors and persons with disabilities to hire their own volunteer drivers to provide necessary escort transportation when they are unable to drive and use other forms of transportation.
The participant-hired drivers are paid directly by the participant with funds they receive through this program. TREP provides access to necessary medical care and travel to other life-enriching activities. Individuals apply for the program and are qualified using the criteria of limited mobility or lack of public transit.  Clients are then eligible for a predetermined amount of mileage per month, depending on their particular needs.

TREP is available in all rural areas of the county, excluding the cities of Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley and will soon be expanding into the San Bernardino Valley.

The Department of Aging and Adult Services and Valley Transportation Services of Upland were recognized for their efforts with a 2014 National Association of Counties Achievement Award.

This is an example of how Government Works.

1 thought on “Government Works: Providing freedom through transportation

  1. Autism Awareness

    Maria Downey
    10:13 AM (0 minutes ago)

    to dgosswiller

    Dear Deputy Gosswiller,

    As a Senior Citizen of 66,retired and living in Big Bear Lake I became a crime Victim here!
    I would like to share something with you. I was a severely Austistic child; I was noncommunicative,I struggled for years in a difficult Los Angeles ghetto of South Gate,to grow and prosper. Autistic children have a low rate of achievement. But,by some miracle ,and thanks to the love and respect of my father,Corporal Al Downey and my dear brother, Dave; I was able to reach out to others from the silence of Autism, Sometimes I stutter and cannot find the right words.So I became a novelist and Screenwriter. My odds of survival were small as a child. Please be more sensitive to the needs of Autisitic children in this Valley! Sometimes I am picked on by mean adults here.

    Sincerely and In good Faith,

    Prof. Maria Therese Downey

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