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Mission Statement: "Create and coordinate safe and affordable transportation options in Onondaga County for older adults and persons with disabilities, of any age, in order to improve and sustain quality of life."



United We Ride is supported by the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Office for Aging and the Onondaga County Office for Aging in cooperation with the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC.)


The SMTC is the state-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for administering continuous and comprehension transportation planning for this region. Mission Statement: "Create and coordinate safe and affordable transportation options in Onondaga County for older adults and persons with disabilities of any age in order to improve and sustain quality of life."





In 2018, the United We Ride partners traveled enough miles, providing rides to seniors, to circumnavigate the globe...............7.5 times!

If someone started driving and drove continuously, it would take 3 years and 4 months to accomplish this.












Transportation is one of the most pressing issues for seniors.



Having, or not having, the ability to get to places one wants to (grocery shopping) or at times needs to (doctor appointments) is a real difference maker. Whether someone lives located in an urban, suburban or rural area presents different challenges unique to that type of location.


The Onondaga County Office for Aging provides funding, through United We Ride, for transportation services to residents of Onondaga County age 60 or older and persons with disabilities.

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In order to maintain the highest level of service, the Office for Aging mails periodic evaluations to our United We Ride participants. Here are a few quotes:


“It is so helpful to now have transportation services to the rural areas of Onondaga County. I can finally get to my Doctor’s appointments affordably.”


“Every single one of the drivers I’ve had has been friendly and helpful and it’s so easy to reserve a ride in advance.”


“I strongly depend on United We Ride services. I’m in a wheelchair and my children are employed and I can’t jeopardize their jobs by asking them for a ride.”


“I used to feel isolated but now I get out almost every day to my Senior Center and to church each Sunday. Thanks to United We Ride, I have a new lease on life.”


United We Ride to your local Senior Center....

Exercise Class


United We Ride to the Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the Regional Market....

Senior Lunch


United We Ride to the Annual Office for Aging Public Hearing....
Public Hearing


The United We Ride Coalition Providers Include:


Canton Woods Senior Center
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County


Huntington Family Centers
Jordan-Elbridge Transportation (JET)
Laker Limo
Minoa Bridgeport Kirkville Area Ecumenical Council
Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services
Southwest Community Center a Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility
Syracuse Dunbar Center
Syracuse Northeast Community Center
Westcott Community Center


Click the link below for a list of senior transportation options in Onondaga County.

Onondaga County Senior Transportation Services


If you’re interested in learning more about you can contact the Onondaga County Office for Aging
at 315-435-2362.  




Office for Aging
421 Montgomery Street
10th Floor Civic Center Syracuse, New York 13202



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