Ride Now Taxi Subsidy Pilot Program

UPDATE 4/12/21: Due to low ridership and the expiration of grant funding, the Ride Now Taxi Subsidy Pilot Program will end on Friday, April 30, 2021. After this date, you will no longer be able to take discounted taxi rides through the program. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are very appreciative of the feedback and support we’ve received from customers on this pilot. For information on other transportation options, including SamTrans bus and paratransit service, please visit www.peninsularides.com or call 1-800-660-4287.

The Ride Now program offers a subsidized taxi service for seniors and people with disabilities, including existing SamTrans Redi-Wheels customers. Taxi trips subsidized through this program must start and end within San Carlos, Redwood City, and North Fair Oaks. 

Riders enrolled in the program only pay a $5.00 copay per one-way trip. Enrollees can take up to 8 one-way trips, or 4 round-trips, per month and there are no restrictions on the purpose or destination of your trip. To apply for this program, download and fill out this application (see link below). After approval, you can begin taking $5 taxi trips by booking directly with Serra Yellow Cab. If you have questions call SamTrans Customer Service at 1-800-660-4287.

Download Application - Click here!

The application is also available in Español and 汉语.

Please fax or mail completed applications to SamTrans: PO Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306

Fax: 650-508-6443