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Project Independence Transportation Program

The Town of North Hempstead and your local licensed taxi companies are proud to offer transportation services for non-emergency medical visits and food shopping to senior residents 60+, and disabled residents 21+ who qualify.

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  • Food Shopping Taxi Program (no charge for rides)

    • Provided twice a week to local stores, on weekdays only, between the hours of 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    • If rider has an aide, the aide may ride for free.

  • Medical, dental or treatment appointments, non-emergency.

    • Rider pays $5 each way for medical taxi fares under $20, and $10 each way for medical rides over $20.

    • Rides available on weekdays.

    • If rider has an aide, the aide may ride for free.

    • Call 311 or 516-869-6311 at least one day in advance to make a PI Taxi reservation. For a next day ride, please call before 4 p.m. Same day rides are not available. 

    • The best time to ride is the middle of the day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when taxis are less busy. Please avoid rush hours as delays should be expected. 

  • Town Bus Transportation provided to senior programs within the Town of North Hempstead (limited).

  • Mobility Management

    • Serves as a liaison for all available transportation options.

    • CarFit your vehicle.

    • Pedestrian safety.

    • Transportation referrals.

    If you are interested in scheduling a PI taxi ride or to be connected to the Mobility Manager, call 311 or 516-869-6311 for more information.

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence Taxi Service operates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability, and in accordance with applicable law. The Town of North Hempstead is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against as a result of a Project Independence Taxi Service action may contact the Department of Services for the Aging, Attn: EEO and ADA Officer, 1601 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, to file a complaint. The complaint must be in writing and filed with within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory action.



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For more information or to connect to PI services, call 311 or 869-6311.

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