Transportation Assistance for People with PD by Common Courtesy

Common Courtesy, a nonprofit operating in the Atlanta metro area, is offering a new transportation assistance program for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, effective September 1, 2016. Here’s how the program works:

1. Fill out the rider information form (CLICK HERE to download a copy) and submit it to Common Courtesy in accordance with the instructions.

2. A volunteer will contact you to go over subsidies you may be eligible for.

3. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you will qualify for a subsidy of $5.00 per trip with a maximum of 2 trips per month per Registered Rider (until the APDA grant is fully expended). You might also qualify for other subsidies through donations from churches, other organizations, family, etc.

4. Rides are arranged and paid for by Common Courtesy through Uber, a low-cost transportation network using pre-qualified drivers who drive their own cars. Usually, a rider would make arrangements directly through Uber’s Internet-based platform using their smartphone, but Common Courtesy handles this for their clients. You just call Common Courtesy when you need a ride.

5. Common Courtesy charges your credit card on file for your share of any rides you use.

6. Common Courtesy will quote you a rate for a particular ride, but you can get a preview of the likely cost of a ride by obtaining a fare estimate on the Uber website:

Rides can be used for any purpose–doctor or therapy appointments, exercise programs, support groups, shopping, family visits, etc. If you have any questions, please contact Common Courtesy directly: call 1-888-447-7555 or email:


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2 responses on Transportation Assistance for People with PD by Common Courtesy

  1. I want to apply for the transportation program for people with PD utilizing the Common Courtesy partnership with Uber. I have PD and understand I can qualify for at least 50% off the market rate for an Uber ride. Please tell me how to accomplish this. I appreciate the earliest reply at you convenience. Thank you so much

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