How To Reach Ocean Ride

 Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am-4:30pm)
 Phone: (732) 736-8989
 Toll-free: (877) 929-2082
 Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
 Press 1: For a Reservationist
 Press 2: To request a Return Trip
 Press 3: For Administration
 Press 4: For Route Information
 Press 5: Comment & Complaints
 Press 0: For an Operator

You can email Ocean Ride at :
OceanRideInfo@co.ocean.nj.us
Use our contact form


Transportation Services
David L. Fitzgerald, Director
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191


Transportation Mini-Grant Program

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Organizations/Agencies that provide or intend to provide transportation service for senior citizens and/or individuals with disabilities are eligible to apply for a transportation grant. Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations (with 501(c)(3) IRS designation) and include a copy of the Federal tax-exempt status. New applicants will not be considered this year.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE?
Eligible activities may include door-to-door transportation service, fixed-route service, a user subsidy program, or local fare subsidy program. Trips are restricted within Ocean County ONLY. Note: The transport of meals or other goods is not an eligible activity under this program. Due to budgetary constraints, Ocean Ride will primarily be available for “Special Trips” Monday through Friday only. If awarded a Ocean County Transportation Mini-Grant, the organization agrees to sign and abide by the federal Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy and NJ TRANSIT’s Code of Ethics Letter.

WHAT TYPE OF GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Operating grants may cover costs associated with but not limited to a driver’s salary, contracted services, gasoline, and insurance. Applicants may request an operating grant of up to $2,000. One operating grant will be awarded per organization, not per program.

WILL GRANTS BE AWARDED EVERY YEAR?
No new applicants will be considered for the upcoming year. Grants should be considered a one-time funding award. The County cannot guarantee this funding in future years. Applicants may apply to the County in subsequent years for transportation assistance. All grant funding is awarded on a competitive need basis.

All grant funding is awarded on a competitive need basis. Applications will be mailed out to qualified participants by February 1st and must be completed by March 1st of each year.

Any applications unsigned, NOT FILLED OUT COMPLETELY, or received after this deadline will not be accepted. There will be no exceptions. Successful applicants must enter into a contractual agreement with the County.


For additional information, assistance or to request an application, please contact:

Laurette C. Gabriel, Project Manager
Ocean County Transportation Services Department
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
732.736.8989, ext. 244

Contact Phone numbers for Ocean Ride Transportation

Phone: (732) 736-8989 and Press 1
Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082
Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
(for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind & speech impaired)


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