Welcome to WDACS New Freedom!

Background

The New Freedom program is administered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA), with funds from the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Authority (FTA) in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance. New Freedom program funds were awarded to provide transit programs that go beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to enhance transportation services provided to persons with disabilities.

The New Freedom program consists of two projects: the WDACS New Freedom Volunteer Driver Mileage Reimbursement Program and the WDACS New Freedom Taxicab Services Program. Both projects are available to the general public; however, client eligibility and priorities of service have been implemented to ensure service is provided to those who are most in need.

WDACS New Freedom Transportation Services

The New Freedom program is designed to address the service gaps and barriers between fixed-route and demand-response service. The New Freedom program provides transportation and mobility management services, sensitive to the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities, to enhance quality of life, maintain independence, and improve their overall health and well-being. At no cost to eligible clients, the New Freedom program will provide coordination and the provision of door-to-door and as well as information and specialized transportation resources, so qualified individuals may be reintegrated into daily activity in their communities.

The New Freedom program services will be provided County-wide.  The transportation point of origin and end point must occur within Los Angeles County.  Requests for travel outside of Los Angeles County will not be accepted.