Flex-T Mobility Partner helps people with reduced mobility overcome transportation barriers and get to work on time every day on a budget that makes sense.
Flex-T – which stands for flexible transportation – is reliable, affordable and innovative because it enlists a cadre of dedicated volunteers to drive passengers with reduced mobility in EZ Ride vehicles.
“People with reduced mobility” are defined as those with a mental or physical disability. Often ready-and-able to work, they are held back by transportation barriers. Public transportation is not convenient or frequent enough for many of these riders. Private transportation is too expensive to use on a daily basis. Further, many clients work in areas and during hours that are not well served by public transportation.
Currently, Flex-T arranges rides between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Monmouth County in the areas around Routes 9, 35 and 36.
Transportation solutions through community collaboration
Flex-T is made possible by a collaboration of the Kessler Foundation, community organizations and individual volunteer drivers.
EZ Ride provides cars, gas, insurance and program management / coordination. Funding is provided by Kessler Foundation and NJTRANSIT. Kessler also helps market the program, as do other community organizations, such:
- ARC of Monmouth County
- (CVR) Center for Vocational Rehabilitation
“Finding a job is hard enough but having a disability makes it even harder,” according to Rodger DeRose, president and CEO of Kessler Foundation. “Quality of life depends on being able to participate fully in the community and that includes having a job.”
Our Volunteer Driver Program
Since approximately 40% of transportation costs pay for drivers, our cadre of volunteer drivers is what allows Flex-T to be affordable. Volunteers make a huge difference in people’s lives by donating their time to drive. For more information about how the program works, or how you can become a volunteer driver, click here.