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Military & Veterans' Issues

Free Ride Service Provided To Area Military Veterans

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A new program has started in San Antonio that provides free rides to military veterans and their spouses.  It’s called “Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets” and is run by the Alamo Area Council of Governments through a $300,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

All veterans with an honorable discharge are eligible.

“The great thing about the program is it’s available to anyone who served in the military of any age. They don’t have to be disabled and they don’t have to have some income limit or something like that,” said AACOG Special Projects Manager Siena Lindemann.

The rides are provided through several sources.

“We actually use several vendors, including our own Alamo Regional Transit in the rural counties. But basically we provide rides generally speaking through Presa or GRASP community ride services. Those are two great nonprofits through our senior coops, or through taxi companies,” said Lindemann.

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