Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door taxi service that provides registered riders with discounted fares.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, residents call a designated taxi service, make a reservation for their trip, show their card to receive a reduced rate compliments of New Trier Township, and pay the reduced fare.
How To Apply For Services
The application process is quite simple. Our Social Services Administrator is available to answer your questions and help determine which programs and services you are eligible for. To verify your eligibility as a senior, you must present proof of age (driver's license, state ID, passport, or other official government-issued identification bearing your birth date and a photo) and residency (utility, phone bill, etc. with current address).
For eligibility as a person with a disability you must also present either an SSI or SSDI award letter, or the certification of a physician (see Dial-A-Ride application).
As a convenience, you may download these forms in advance, have your physician sign them (for disability only) and bring them to the New Trier Township Office.
- Download Dial-A-Ride application (Word)
- Download Dial-A-Ride application (PDF)
You may sign up for Dial-A-Ride in person at the New Trier Township office
in Winnetka. Or you can mail or fax your application and required documentation to the Township using the information on the Dial-A-Ride form.
How to Use Dial-A-Ride
Registered Dial-A-Ride patrons are given a numbered, non-transferable card for personal use only. The card must be presented to the cab driver each time to get the reduced fare. To arrange for a taxi ride call:
303 Cab Company
A rider shows their Dial-A-Ride card to the driver and signs his log sheet with their name and number. Up to $6.00 of the metered fare will be deducted. The rider pays the balance and the tip. The cab company will bill the Township for the $6.00. There are no restrictions to distance traveled or travel times, however the ride must originate from or return into the Township. Follow the same procedure for the return trip.
Please note that when sharing a cab, all riders must be picked up at the same address and travel to the same destination. If there is a 2nd rider, $1.00 will be added to the fare. For three or more riders, an additional fee of fifty cents will be added for each. This will not change the maximum amount of $6.00 that will be deducted from the total fare.
Email or call 847-446-8202