HELENA – People with disabilities or senior citizens who need a ride back and forth to the polls tomorrow, Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, can get a lift via an 85-cent taxi ride, thanks to a collaborative effort between the City of Helena and the Montana Independent Living Project, who are partnering with Capitol Taxi. The service is available as an alternative, since the Helena Area Transit System (HATS) will not be operating due to the designated holiday.
“Public transportation is vital for those with limited or no access to a personal vehicle, or who do not drive,” said Bob Maffit, Executive Director of the Montana Independent Living Project. “We want to honor all those who wish to exercise their civil right to vote by making sure they have transportation to do so.”
The fare is $0.85, the same as would be available via HATS.
Persons with a disability or seniors who need transportation to the polls can call Capitol Taxi Dispatch at 449-5525 to schedule a ride. Rides will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Accessible vehicles are available upon request. Riders please advise Capitol Taxi of any mobility/transportation needs in order for the taxi service to provide the most suitable vehicle.
The Montana Independent Living Project, Inc. (MILP) is a not-for-profit agency that provides services that promote independence for people with disabilities.