goHunterdon’s Community Mobility Program provides travel training to individuals and small groups interested in learning how to use the Hunterdon County’s LINK Transportation System, NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley Rail service, local taxis, and ride hailing services Uber and Lyft, safely and confidently.
Participants will learn to how to create an independent travel plan, including identifying the transportation services that are most appropriate for their travel needs and ability, how to read and understand service schedules, plan a trip, request a ride, or download and use rideshare apps. Travel training will also include how get to and from a transit stop, pay fares, purchase tickets, or passes, board and de-board vehicles.
Training is offered to individuals through one-on-one instruction. Small group training is provided using a broader presentation style approach, providing general information. For both individual and small group training, goHunterdon staff will accompany participants on a trial ride.
Hunterdon County residents 18 years and older are eligible to participate in travel training. Individuals under 18 are invited to participate but must have a parent or guardian accompany them. This training is free-of-charge, but participants are required to pay any fares.
For more information, contact Wendy Parcell, Community Mobility Coach, email@example.com
goHunterdon is pleased to announce the publication of an updated Hunterdon County Transportation & Mobility Guide for 2023.
The printed guide provides information on available local transportation services including bus, train, taxis, Uber, Lyft, and medical transportation. The guide also includes updated information on “Park and Ride” facilities and assistance available through goHunterdon’s Community Mobility program.
Guides will be distributed through goHunterdon’s countywide Information Outreach Partner network which includes local municipal buildings, libraries, community centers, non-profit organizations, employer sites, and healthcare offices. Guides will also be available for mailing to individuals upon request.
The publication of the guide is made possible with funding from NJ TRANSIT.
To request a guide or to become an Information Outreach Partner: https://form.jotform.com/goHunterdon/request-for-transportation-brochure
goHunterdon’s Patient Transportation Program reached an impressive milestone last month having facilitated 575 rides for older adults and other vulnerable patients to get to healthcare appointments since it began in 2020. Funded by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the program addresses the needs of patients who have been identified as transportation dependent and at risk of missing appointments. Rides are provided free of charge, using Uber and Lyft. Continue reading “Patient Transportation Program Reaches Milestone of Providing 575 Rides”
Nearly 400 rides have been provided to patients of Hunterdon Healthcare through a grant secured by goHunterdon from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.
The $50,000 grant is being used to subsidize fares for Lyft rides to the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center and select primary care offices affiliated with Hunterdon Healthcare. Rides are scheduled and monitored by goHunterdon staff. Continue reading “Rides to Medical Appointments Improving Access to Healthcare”
The ability to get to medical appointments is vitally important to improving patient health outcomes, reducing emergency department visits, and hospital readmissions. Continue reading “Grant funded Rides Increasing Access to Healthcare”
goHunterdon recently completed an update to the Hunterdon County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) in collaboration with the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services. Continue reading “Demographic Trends and Changing Needs Will Guide County Transportation”
The Hunterdon County Transportation & Mobility guide, published by goHunterdon, has been updated for 2021. The guide contains a list of transportation services serving Hunterdon County and relevant contact information. Services include bus, rail, taxis, transportation networking companies like Lyft, and non-emergency medical transportation. Continue reading “Transportation & Mobility Guide Updated for 2021”
goHunterdon’s Employment Transportation Planning assistance continues to be available to job seekers needing transportation to get to work. goHunterdon’s Community Mobility Coordinator is available to “meet” with job seekers via phone or Zoom video conference to discuss individual needs, discuss available transportation options, how to use services, and establish a transportation budget. Continue reading “Employment Transportation Planning Available to Job Seekers”
goHunterdon has been awarded a grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The grant, made through The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, will fund Lyft rides for transportation-dependent patients of the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center. The goal of the project is to improve health outcomes, reduce emergency room visits, and hospital readmission rates by removing the transportation constraints that limit follow-up care. The project will also include tracking of several data points to evaluate impact.
goHunterdon will work in collaboration with Hunterdon Healthcare, the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center, and The Horizon Foundation to implement the project over the next 12 months.
The mission of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is to support organizations that make New Jersey healthier. Since its formation in 2004, The Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants and more than $56.9 million in support of non-profit organizations that have improved public health and the quality of life in New Jersey.
For more information, contact Tara Shepherd, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors on the Go is a fun, interactive “Jeopardy” style presentation being offered by goHunterdon that explores ways for senior citizens to maintain their independence, enhance mobility and increase safety. Continue reading ““Seniors on the Go” Program”