Los Osos Cares is working with Ride ON to provide a Senior Dial a Ride in Los Osos. This service is available Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Los Osos has long been needing a community transportation system to for grocery shopping, pharmacy, doctor appointments, etc,” said Linda Quesenberry, vice chair and executive director for Los Osos Cares. “This service will be able to provide seniors with the independence to fill their needs. They will also be able to get to weekly food distribution sites and Free Laundry Love once a month.”
Quesenberry said the merger is the beginning of what is needed to establish daily transportation in Los Osos. “RTA has a bus route that works great for getting to other communities, but it is lacking intercommunity access in this area. Los Osos Cares senior volunteers Carrie Pardo and Shirley Mednick, have been advocating for bus services for the past 3 years and I am happy that their voices are being heard.”
This past year Los Osos Cares sent out two senior questionnaires to find out the needs of seniors in the Estero Bay. The responses overwhelmingly stated that transportation was the main need in Los Osos.
Services began on February 9 and will be free for the month of February. Beginning in March the cost will be $2 one way/ $4 round trip. Monthly ticket books will be available for purchase. Riders receive door-to-door service just about anywhere is Los Osos.
To schedule a ride, call Los Osos Dial a Ride 805-541-8747. Some same day service is available, but it is better to call one day in advance of your trip.