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Veterans Transportation

Ocean Ride provides regularly scheduled transportation service for Ocean County veterans to access the major, out-of-county VA medical clinics as shown below. Trip reservations are required in advance.

Ocean Ride Veterans provides FREE transportation for Ocean County Veterans going to VA medical facilities.

Service Days to VA medical facilities
MONDAY through FRIDAY service to:James J. Howard Veterans Clinic, Brick, NJ
Call Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, ext. 1
You may call up to four (4) weeks in advance.
MONDAY AM & THURSDAY PM service to:Veterans Medical Ctr., East Orange, NJ*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
TUESDAY service to:Lyons Veterans Medical Center, Lyons, NJ*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
WEDNESDAYS (alternate AM & PM) to:Veterans Adm. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
FRIDAY service to: Burlington Veterans Clinic, Marlton, NJ**
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096

HOW IT WORKS : Reservation Procedure


Ocean Ride works cooperatively with our own Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau . For out-of-county facilities, call the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau directly at 732.929.2096 to sign up for the service. When scheduling your trip, review the schedule above and call preferably two (2) weeks before the appointment for your out-of-county VA clinics.

Due to the long travel time to reach the VA clinics, emphasis is placed on departures from centralized pick-up locations which are located conveniently throughout the County; including the Ocean County Administration Building, Southern Ocean County Hospital and others. Limited home pick-ups are available based on a case-by-case basis related to the mobility needs of the veteran.

Ocean Ride has also formed an effective partnership with Vetwork, a non-profit agency located in Forked River. Vetwork provides a variety of supportive services for local veterans including limited transportation.

For more information call Vetwork at (609) 971-7613.

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 1160 AM | WJRZ 100.1 FM | WOBM 92.7 FM

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American Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

handicapped iconOcean Ride operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under the ADA may file a complaint in writing to Ocean Ride. To file a complaint, or for more information on Ocean Ride’s obligations under ADA write to: Ocean Ride, P.O. Box 2191, 1959 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191.

Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under ADA to both Ocean Ride as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section – NYA, Washington, D.C. 20530. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.

If information is needed in another language, contact (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919.

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Reasonable Modification Policy

The Ocean County Department of Transportation Services (Ocean Ride) will make a reasonable attempt to provide additional assistance requested by any passengers with disabilities so as long as the request does not present a direct threat of safety to the passenger(s) and/or the county employee and/or the request does not alter the fundamental transportation services provided by the County of Ocean.

To make a “Reasonable Modification” request, you must call a day in advance of travel and contact Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, Ext. 4.

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Non-Discrimination Policy Title VI Notice to Beneficiaries

Ocean Ride is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from, or denied the benefits of our services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to Ocean Ride.

To file a complaint, or for more information on Ocean Ride’s obligations under the Title VI call Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919 or write to Ocean Ride at 1959 Route 9, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191.



Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, Attn: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor – TCR, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If information is needed in another language, contact (732) 736-8989, ext. #5919.

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