Since 1975 Rural Frontenac Community Services has embraced the meaning of community with a team of compassionate and dedicated individuals connecting people of all ages to a wide range of services enabling them to live rural life to its fullest.
We believe in strong communities
Frontenac Transportation Services (FTS) under the umbrella of Rural Frontenac Community Services operates a volunteer driver program throughout Frontenac County. FTS is not able to meet the needs of all residents, due to cost and availability of volunteers.
Transportation has been identified as a barrier to access and participation. Residents without access to private transportation have few options. There is no public transit system in our rural communities. Taxis from larger centres are not affordable. Ride share will provide an option to people who don't have connections for a ride and can't afford to pay the mileage for a Frontenac Transportation volunteer driver.
Community Carpooling is a program for rural residents who don't drive, or who don’t have access to a car or who want to leave a smaller carbon footprint on our environment. It will also help residents feel less isolated in their rural communities. Ride sharing involves people sharing a ride in private automobiles where both the driver and passenger(s) have a similar origin, destination and/or route.
This project will build connections between people. This website is where individuals connect – whether you need a ride or are offering a ride. It’s green, it builds community and it’s easy.
Frontenac Transportation Services conducted a survey with over 100 community residents in 2018. Based on our survey results - residents with transportation available will have increased access to healthcare (62%), shopping (54%) and social events (38%). The survey concluded that 16% of the respondents would consider carpooling and 13% would consider ride share.
Transportation solutions have been discussed regularly at our monthly interagency meetings in Sharbot Lake and the Children and Youth (CYSPC) for KFLA hosted a Rural Access/participation/Transportation meeting on February 4, 2019. Both groups continue to look for alternative transportation to meet rural community needs.
Rural transportation has been a challenge for decades. With this ride share program we can connect more residents to social events, medical appointments and shopping so more people can participate fully in the community. Without this service, some residents will continue to be isolated, food insecure and lonely.
Share the ride, make connections. Share the ride, so no one is left behind. Share the ride, gets you where you need to go.