Our community has supported SMOOTH operations such as the Senior Dial A Ride through generous donations for over 40 Years. These donations have ranged from a few appreciated dollars to very generous donations of several thousands of dollars. Regardless of the size of the donation, ALL are appreciated greatly by our riders.

While the Senior Dial A Ride fare is just $2 each way, that single trip actually COSTS $21.98 to produce. The cost of the ride is paid for by several sources, to include donations.

State Sales Tax and Measure A (85.9%) $18.88
Passenger Fares (8.2%) $1.80
Local Grants (3.3%) $0.73
Donations (2.6%) $0.57

As an indication of the value of Donations to our Senior passengers, the following information was obtained during periodic passenger surveys.

51% of passenger trips are for MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

58% of riders are 75 Years of age and above

43% of passengers state their household income as less than $1,000/month

24% of passengers state they have NO OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION

YOUR DONATION, regardless of how small or how large, will make a LARGE DIFFERENCE in the life of our senior passengers. Donation checks can be mailed to SMOOTH at:

240 East Roemer Way, Santa Maria, CA 93454.....THANK YOU!!!