Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

The Ride United program seeks to reduce transportation barriers that prevent individuals from accessing healthcare, getting quality jobs, completing education programs, and more. Transportation has proven to be a key issue for many individuals seeking services to support pandemic recovery.

Ride United now offers round-trip, on-demand Lyft rides to connect community members to services that are critical to pandemic recovery, including education, employment, health care, and more. Riders fill out a request form and, if eligible, are contacted via text message with the next steps.

Rappahannock United Way and the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg are working partnership with the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen to provide the Ride United program as a resource for individuals to get to and from a wide range of services to support pandemic recovery in the Greater Fredericksburg region.

Request A Ride

Rappahannock United Way is committed to reducing transportation barriers that prevent individuals and families from accessing healthcare, getting quality jobs, completing education programs, and more. Transportation has proven to be a key issue for many individuals seeking services to support pandemic recovery.

Ride United now offers round-trip, on-demand Lyft rides to connect community members to services that are critical to pandemic recovery, including education, employment, health care, and more.

We can provide free rides (up to $25) each way.  Multiple requests can be made.

REQUIREMENTS: Eligible Riders must be a resident of the Greater Fredericksburg Region, over 18 years of age, and have no other transportation options available. Requested rides must be at a reasonable distance, and riders must have a smartphone and an active Lyft account via the Lyft app.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must download and install the Lyft app BEFORE YOU GET YOUR FREE RIDE.

If you do not have the Lyft app you can sign-up here: Fredericksburg - Lyft

If you want to get a fare estimate for your ride before you go: Lyft Fare Estimate

Ride United can be utilized for:

HEALTH

  • Medical / Dental / Eye Appointments and Testing
  • Vaccinations
  • Substance Use / Mental Health Support
  • Apply for Medicare / Medicaid / CHIP Services
  • Veterans Affairs Services
  • Pharmacy Services

EMPLOYMENT

  • Job Interviews
  • Commute to/from Work
  • Pre-Employment Needs

FOOD

  • Grocery Store / Food Pantry
  • Apply for SNAP / WIC Benefits Access

FINANCIAL STABILITY

  • Financial Coaching
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Transportation Services / DMV / Car Repairs

LEGAL SERVICES

  • Court Ordered Community Service / Education
  • Probation / Parole Check-in
  • Commute to/from Court Proceedings and/or Counsel

HOUSING

  • Apply for Benefits / Assistance / Shelter

EDUCATION

  • Commute to/from Enrollment / Class / Daycare
  • Library or Internet Access
  • Technology Acquisition

Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

2-1-1

Lyft

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen