Keeping Harris County Moving
RIDES is a great option for people for whom public transportation is either unavailable or inaccessible — helping eligible residents make doctor’s appointments, do grocery shopping or otherwise just get around and remain independent.
What is RIDES?
RIDES is a curb-to-curb subsidized program that allows eligible customers and participating agencies to purchase transportation services at a significant discount. The customer/agency pays 50% of the total trip cost.
Each customer may select from two levels of service:
Shared Ride This non-metered program in which passengers share rides with other passengers requires advance reservations. Of the two, this is the most economical for trips over 12 miles. The cost is based on the mileage distance from the point of pick-up to the destination. The price will range from $6.00 to $42.00, with the customer paying only 50% of this cost. Trips must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Taxi Service The cost of this metered same-day service is based on the rate of the meter fare box. Customers may take a one-way trip with a maximum up to $48.00 – the customer pays 50% of the trip cost. With this service, rides are dispatched on the same day as the request. Trips can be booked 90 minutes in advance.
TITLE VI Notice – Nondiscrimination
Harris County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Harris County. For more information on Harris County’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 832-927-4700,
TTY Dial 7-1-1 (1-800-735-2988); email
firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our administrative office at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054. For more information, visit
Harris County Transit.
To view our Title VI Policy
click here. To file a
Title VI Complaint or for information call 832-927-4700.
For other service complaints call 713-368-RIDE (7433).
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