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: Billing
 Press 6: Comments & Complaints

You can email Ocean Ride at :
Use our contact form

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

Stand-By Trip Program

Looking for a trip tomorrow???
Need a trip to the Pharmacy? Grocery Shopping? Beauty Salon?
Ocean Ride offers “Stand-By Trip” service to seniors (age 60+) and/or adults with disabilities. Some restrictions apply.

Ocean Ride will accommodate a limited number of “Stand-By Trips” based on our system availability.

To be placed on our Waiting List, call the main number at (732) 736-8989 and then Press #1 to speak to a Reservationist for a Stand-By Trip the day before you would like to travel, up to four (4) weeks in advance. If we can accommodate your trip, you will be notified between 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM the morning of the trip. Again, this type of service is best suited for local shopping and other trip purposes that are flexible and do not require a specific appointment or time schedule.

The “Stand-By Trip” is best suited for local food or pharmacy shopping, local visits to nursing homes, etc. We offer the “Stand-By Trip” option to fill in between regularly scheduled medical appointments. Quick Tip: Keep in mind that trip availability varies daily; each morning Ocean Ride determines the number of trip requests we can honor. At time of request, your trip is not guaranteed.

$6.00 (round trip)
$3.00 (round trip – 50% Discount for PAAD*)

Riders will be billed via mail, the month after service. There is NO cash handling on-board vehicles!
Ocean Ride also operates numerous Bus Routes throughout Ocean County which can also help you meet your transportation needs.
CANCELLATION HOTLINE NUMBER: (732) 736-8989 and then Press * 100

If your plans change, please remember to call our office to cancel.

When calling after normal business hours, please use our 24 Hour Cancellation Hotline. Simply call (732) 736-8989, and then Press *100. Speak slowly and clearly, stating your name, date of trip being cancelled and your telephone number.

If you wish to cancel or confirm your same day trip during normal working hours, please call Dispatch (732) 736-8989, and Press 2.

Inclement Weather Policy:

For your safety during the winter months, Ocean Ride requires that you must have your driveway and/or path clear of snow and ice in order for our Drivers to safely pick you up at your door. You may also listen to the following radio stations for information:

WOBM: 92.7FM WJRZ: 100.1FM WBBO: 98.5FM WOBM: 1160AM

Voluntary Donation Policy

The County of Ocean established a voluntary donation in order to comply with various grant-funding requirements. The suggested donation is $1.00 per one-way trip or $2.00 per round-trip for riders of the Ocean Ride (Reserve-A-Ride) service. Passengers may donate more or less, if so desired. Lack of giving a donation will, in no way affect one’s participation in the County transportation service. Recognizing that fares cover only a fair portion of actual transportation service cost, the donation policy provides a mechanism to accept additional revenue over and above fares.

For your convenience, a supply of postage paid, pre-addressed envelopes are available in each Ocean Ride vehicle which you may use to send a donation. Checks should be made payable to "Ocean County Treasurer". Drivers are instructed NOT to accept envelopes or cash donations.

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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