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New Freedom Program (5317)

Program Overview

The New Freedom grant program aims to provide additional tools to overcome existing barriers facing Americans with disabilities seeking integration into the work force and full participation in society.  Lack of adequate transportation is a primary barrier to work for individuals with disabilities.  The 2000 Census showed that only 60 percent of people between the ages of 16 and 64 with disabilities are employed.  The New Freedom formula grant program seeks to reduce barriers to transportation services and expand the transportation mobility options available to people with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. All New Freedom services must be scheduled no later than regular business hours the day before services are needed.

NDMJ offers transportation services to qualified participants in both urban and rural areas in the New Freedom program. 

For rate information, click here.

For the convenience of our passengers, NDMJ honors Tyler Transit’s Paratransit qualification procedures. If you are a qualified Paratransit rider, there is no need to reapply. If you have not been qualified by Tyler Transit for Paratransit services, click here to apply.