Ask a friend, neighbor, coworker or go to the local ride-matching or ride-hailing services
Find a Ride
Need a lift? Options exist to support riders of all kinds. Here are some resources for finding a ride.
Tips for Finding a Ride
Plan ahead to increase your chances of finding a ride. Some service providers require up to five days advance notice.
Ask for a ride from your network of neighbors, friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates. See
if you can set up a permanent carpool or ride-share agreement in
exchange for gas money. Set respectful rules to keep everyone feeling
safe and comfortable
Call an Uber/Lyft if offered in your area and with access to the web and smart phone.
Search online ride-matching services like Finger Lakes Rideshare, 511NY.org, or Craiglist and sign up to post the times you need a ride with start and destination locations.
Utilize multiple modes (bus, bike, walk) to allow for more flexibility in ride-sharing.
Take advantage of volunteer driver services if you qualify:
Friends in Service Helping (FISH) if you are a senior or have a disability and need a medical ride. Call 2-1-1 to access this service.
RED RIDES if you are a parent seeking a ride to your child’s school meeting or activity. Use the Request A Red Ride Form, email email@example.com or call Kerry at (607) 659-5003 to request a ride to your child's school.
OAR - if you need a ride to the jail to visit a family member or recently returning from jail and in need of a ride. Call OAR at (607) 272-7885.
Learn more about programs that depend on Volunteer Drivers.
Last updated February 18, 2020