The Dearborn City Council voted Tuesday to renew the city's senior services contract with SMART for another year at a cost of $203,565.
The city has partnered with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation since 1997 to provide transportation for Dearborn residents age 60 and older, as well as individuals with disabilities.
The program transports approximately 230 riders each week, with curb-to-curb service, within the city's 24 square mile radius. Rides are available Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
The fee is $1 each way, or $2 round trip. Medical appointments are given the highest priority for scheduling purposes.
The Dearborn Senior Transportation Program has five vans with a capacity to accommodate up to seven passengers each, and one bus with 11 seats. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
"Dearborn’s proud to offer an excellent transportation program for our senior citizens,” said Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr.
To schedule a ride, call 313-943-4083. Bus tickets for SMART established routes are available for free for Dearborn seniors age 65 and older.