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. Regarless 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|
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!!!