Washington Parish Public Transit Ride Guide

WHO CAN RIDE WITH ME

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT

A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is a person designated to care for and to travel with an eligible rider. This person can be a paid employee, a family member, or a friend. Riders who travel with a PCA must arrange this with WPPT at the time of scheduling.

NOTE: Personal Care Attendants (PCA) must have the same origin and destination as the passenger they are
accompanying.

COMPANIONS

Friends and relatives traveling with you are considered traveling companions, and must be scheduled in advance.
Companions who ride with you will be charged the full fare.

NOTE: WPPT requires you to reserve a space for your companion or personal care attendant when scheduling your
reservations.

Failure to do so may result in the attendant or companions being unable to ride with you if seats are not available.

CHILDREN

Children accompanying you are considered traveling companions. Children three years and under may ride for free while children over the age of three must pay full fare.

          1) Children under age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
          2) You must reserve space for children when scheduling your trip
          3) Every child under the age of l 3 years will be properly secured in an age or size appropriate passenger restraint
              system that meets federal standards.
          4) A maximum of 2 car seats are available from WPPT.

SERVICE ANIMAIS

Guide dogs and other service animals are allowed to accompany you, if such a need is brought to WPPT's attention at
the time of scheduling a trip. These animals should be trained to work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities.
Service animals must be leashed.

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

WPPT offers non-emergency medical transportation services. To protect all concerned, services may be denied or
restricted for the medically tenuous. Transportation will not be provided to patients having post-operative, same day
surgery or hospital discharges. A Personal Care Attendant may be required. Other medical transportation will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Whenever a WPPT driver arrives to pick up a passenger, he or she may determine
the passenger is unsafe for transport. The treating medical facility should sign a release form stating that the patient is
stable for transport. Without a signed release, the patient cannot be transported.

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