About Charlotte Dial a Ride

 

Support Us

 

Become a Member

 

Become a Volunteer

 

Contact Us

1
1

About

Welcome to Charlotte Dial A Ride located in St Stephen, New Brunswick. We are your alternative transportation organization for all of Charlotte County.

  • Our mission is to provide transportation for residents of Charlotte County that is dependable, courteous, safe, efficient, inclusive and sensitive to the needs of all individuals and respectful of the privacy of all concerned.

  • Since Sept. 2005, individuals and families have been accessing our service.

  • Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to provide low cost transportation. This makes it possible for residents to travel to needed doctor visits, shop for food, complete errands and access education and employment opportunities.

  • Members pay a minimal fee per drive based on distance and an annual membership fee.

  • We are continuing to provide our service during the pandemic with many protocols in place to ensure the safety of our members and volunteers. Protocols for each phase are listed on the gnb website here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does the service work?

A: Members call our dispatcher 48 hours in advance of the required service to book a drive appointment. The dispatcher then finds a volunteer available on that day and time, and the appointment is confirmed with the member.

Q: Who is eligible to join?

A: Individuals without access to transportation due to affordability or remote location, and those who need help due to a disability qualify. If access to transportation causes you hardship for any reason, we may be able to help. Sometimes people become members for a few months when their vehicle is being repaired, or they temporarily are not able to drive due to health issues.

Q: What is the cost to join?

A: The membership fee for a family is $5 per month; fees for drives are based on distance from your home to your destination and they range from $4 -$10 for a one way drive within Charlotte County.

Q: Are your vehicles wheel chair accessible?

A: We currently do not have a wheel chair accessible van, but we can usually accommodate fold up walkers or wheel chairs.

Please note: Volunteer drivers are not equipped or trained to handle wheelchairs or to transfer people in and out of vehicles.

Support

We would like to express thanks to the many organizations, businesses, and individuals for the support given to Charlotte Dial A Ride since we started operations in September of 2005.

Support from the Provincial Government , the municipalities, and private foundations have been very instrumental in our success to date.

Become a Member

We want to provide you access to transportation that is dependable, courteous, safe, efficient, inclusive and sensitive to individual needs and is respectful of the privacy of all concerned.

Become a Volunteer

You can volunteer to drive only one day a week, five days a week, whatever you are able to do or feel comfortable with. We appreciate any help that you can offer!

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Executive Director: Dana Planetta
Dispatcher: Jeanne Carter

Phone:  506-466-4444
Email: dispatcherdialaride@nb.aibn.com

Fax: 466-0779
Address:  73 Milltown Blvd., Suite 205, St. Stephen, NB