Dakota County Launches Pilot With Lyft to Provide Mobility Services to the Disabled
Dakota County, which is home to Lakeville, has launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program that aims to provide transportation services to those who are disabled.
According to the Star Tribune, Dakota County has contracted with Lyft, the ride-sharing service that provides transportation on demand via customers’ smartphones, to provide people with disabilities access to more on-demand transportation options.
The contract will allow Lyft to bill the county for rides, within restrictions on the number of rides per month, the report said, and the project is funded with a $100,000 state grant.
“People want to work that have disabilities, but in Dakota County in particular, transportation is a big barrier to getting to your job,” Megan Zeilinger, the county’s employment services manager, told the Star Tribune. “
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This local update courtesy of your Lakeville Community Expert.