Forsyth unveils ‘Ride Share’ special transportation service

Forsyth County officials have announced “Ride Share,” a pilot transportation program in partnership with the nonprofit Common Courtesy that uses ride share services such as Lyft and Uber to supplement the county’s Dial-A-Ride program.

"Registered program participants are able to call a dedicated phone number to schedule transportation to any location within Forsyth County for $2 per one-way trip," according to the county announcement. Registration and a $15 fee are required; to register, or in-person at Forsyth's three Senior Services facilities.

Ride Share is available to Forsyth residents at least 18 years old, with a credit card and cell phone to make reservations, and includes those with special needs or physical disabilities, blind/visually impaired, hearing impaired, and older adults or persons with memory loss, the county said.

Participants must be able to use transportation services without special accommodation, the county said. Depending on a rider’s condition, an attendant or companion at least 18 years old can accompany the rider at no additional charge.

The program is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents can use the service for up to 12 round trips or 24 one-way trips per month. Information: