The mission of SCM Elderbus is very simple: Provide safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to senior and disabled clients residing within the twenty-one communities serviced by the organization. By fulfilling our core mission, we are able to provide more than just a transportation service to those in need. We are also able to provide a measure of independence to a large number of clients that may otherwise be homebound.
We are able to provide an opportunity for people to gather and socialize at events sponsored by a whole host of local organizations. We are able to provide an option for clients to have lunch at a local nutrition site instead of possibly having to forgo a meal. Finally, clients needing transportation are able to plan and schedule appointments at their convenience, rather than plan them around the schedules of friends or family members.
Safety is our number one priority. That is not just a slogan. It is the most important element of our core mission. All SCM Elderbus drivers are thoroughly screened prior to becoming employees of the Company. Once hired, each driver must successfully complete a comprehensive safety training program. Ongoing safety training is also conducted for all drivers. Random drug and alcohol testing is also an integral part of our overall safety program. Your safety is our responsibility, a charge we do not take lightly.
We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our clients. That includes not only getting you safely to your destination, but also getting you there on time. SCM Elderbus operates more than twenty vehicles within our service area. Each of our vans holds up to nine people. Each vehicle is also equipped with a wheelchair lift to accommodate clients needing such assistance. The size of our vehicle fleet allows us to meet the specific transportation needs of our geographically diverse client base.
During these difficult economic times, household expenses are foremost in the minds of most people. This is particularly true for those living on a fixed income. SCM Elderbus strives to not only provide a safe and reliable transportation option for seniors and the disabled, but also an affordable option for the clients we serve.
The cost to utilize our curb-to-curb service for all rides within your community, no matter the purpose, is $1.50. We will arrive to pick you up at your location, and at the time you request, and safely bring you to your destination, all for $1.50. Out-of-town fares are equally affordable. The base fare is $1.50, plus and additional charge of $0.25 for each additional town. Traveling to the town next door? The fare would be $1.75. Traveling two towns over? The fare would be $2.00. In some cases, utilizing SCM Elderbus for out-of-town medical appointments may be less expensive than using your own personal car!
Why wait? Give us a call and experience for yourself how convenient and affordable our transportation service can be.