Throughout the county, elderly residents often find it difficult to obtain transportation services for routine medical appointments, shopping excursions, banking and other essential trips. In order to preserve their independence and maintain their "quality of life," a segment of the county's senior population is in need of transportation assistance. Tarrant County Precinct 3 has partnered up with the following non-profit transportation services to help senior citizens obtain these necessities.
Call A Ride of Southlake, Inc. (CARS) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing free, non-emergency transportation for Southlake seniors and disabled adult citizens for medical, dental, social, business, shopping and personal needs. CARS seeks to encourage senior citizens to be more independent and active in the various recreational and social functions offered in Southlake and nearby areas by providing safe transportation for Southlake seniors. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HEB Transit is a service operating in the Cities of Hurst, Euless and Bedford. The primary focus of the service is transporting people to and from work and work-related activities. The service is provided to individuals that do not qualify for existing programs such as NETS or WHEELS and have limited transportation options.
Trips must begin and end within HEB or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) stations at CentrePort/DFW Airport and Hurst/Bell. Service is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Transportation is the core program provided by SOS. Senior neighbors, registered with SOS, are requested to call for such transportation needs 14 days in advance so SOS can to be respectful of the schedules of the caring SOS volunteers who provide their time, vehicle and gas.
The program offiers rides for seniors to routine medical appointments they otherwise would be unable to make and offers “quality of life” drives on weekends: i.e. for grocery shopping, banking, etc.
The Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) is a partnership of the cities of Bedford, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller and North Richland Hills. NETS is a door-to-door, demand-responsive para-transit service and is available to any resident of a participating city who is disabled or 65 years of age or older. NETS may be used for medical appointments, socialization, employment, essential shopping and education purposes.
STS Social Transportation for seniors is a nonprofit organization providing rides for seniors 62 and older to social venues in the North Richland Hills area codes 76180 and 76182. Free rides are provided for shopping, personal grooming, social activities and other non-medical related activities. Participants are transported to locations within a 7-mile radius of the intersection of Mid-Cities Blvd and Davis Blvd in North Richland Hills.
Rides, available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. are provided at no charge. Donations are accepted but not required.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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