Neighbor Express is our program which provides a free round trip bus pass to persons who are without transportation and who lack the resources to cover a bus ticket for transportation within Abilene and 6 miles beyond for work, interviews, responsibilities related to family, Neighbor to Neighbor-Abilene and such.
Hours:7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
*MUST call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule. 785-200-6750
1 pass per person each way, please.
Volunteers available to provide transportation within Dickinson County
As promised, Neighbor Express Extended has now launched our transportation services which extend beyond our free round-trip bus vouchers Mon. to Fri., 7:40 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for persons who lack transportation or unable to safely drive within Abilene, which are limited to 6 mi. beyond Abilene city limits. The bus vouchers continue to be available. Call: 785.200.6750 at least 24 hrs. in advance.
As of May 1, Neighbor Express Extended has volunteers who are licensed and willing to drive their insured vehicle at no cost to the passenger. Transportation will be available to residents living within Dickinson County and will be provided up to 50 miles one-way, (or 100 miles round trip) beyond the Abilene city limits. The driver may not ask for gas money, although the passenger may offer assistance for the gas…a decision to be agreed upon between the driver and the passenger and will not effect the transportation being provided.
Passengers requesting transportation: a) call 785.200.6750 for reservation—minimum 7 days, preferred; b) includes children booster seat and larger; c) be willing to provide address of pick-up; d) address of appointment; e) time of arrival for appointment; f) be alcohol and illicit drug free; and, g) include the driver in scheduling future appointments, if having the same driver is important.
Transportation requests may include: prescription refills, medical appointments, legal appointments, hospital visitation of family member, school-based appointments/activities after the 5 p.m. bus cut-off. Shopping or add-on shopping is not included.
Neighbor Express Extended volunteers: a) will provide transportation in pairs; b) have completed a background check; c) have a current driver’s license; and, d) current liability insurance; and,
- e) will be alcohol and illicit drug free.
Volunteers will be matched with the passenger(s) according to the hour, time and date of the appointment.
- NtoN-Abilene is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization which is supported by grants, financial and in-kind donations, a Board of Directors, volunteers and guests.
- NtoN-Abilene’s mission is to provide individuals and families at any stage of adult life with opportunities and tools to enhance the quality of life for their household.
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