Measure C Taxi Scrip Program
Senior Taxi Scrip Program
1. What Is The Senior Taxi Scrip Program?
It is a Measure C funded program that provides alternative, reliable and affordable transportation to Fresno County residents who are 70 years of age and older. Eligible seniors receive a 75% discount on taxi fares by purchasing taxi scrip. Scrip availability is limited.
2. How Does The Senior Taxi Scrip Program Work?
Participants simply obtain and submit an eligibility application and once approved can purchase a $20 value booklet of taxi scrip (like coupons) from select locations for only $5. This is a 75% discount! Up to (5) booklets of taxi scrip can be purchased each calendar month. Scrip can then be used like cash to pay for taxi cab fares only. (Not all taxi companies accept taxi scrip. See below for a list of qualified taxi companies.) Taxi Scrip can be used at any time, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week when needed. Taxi Scrip booklets can be purchased at the Fresno Area Express (FAX) Manchester Transit Center, Clovis City Hall, Clovis Senior Center, Reedley Community Center and Fresno COG.
See below: “Where can I obtain an application and purchase taxi scrip for location addresses.
3. What Are The Rules?
You must be a resident of Fresno County. You must be at least 70 years old (proof of eligibility is required by providing a copy of a California Drivers License, California DMV issued Identification Card or other combination of documents that prove both age and residency. You must first complete and submit the eligibility forms. All necessary documents can be obtained at select locations only (see below) or on the web at www.fresnocog.org Scrip cannot be given or sold to someone else. It is non-transferable, non-negotiable, and non-replaceable. Scrip can only be used to pay for your taxi services and to tip the driver. You may also tip using cash. Users are responsible for scheduling, changing, and canceling trip reservations. Be sure to let the dispatcher know that you will be paying with Taxi Scrip when you call to schedule a pick-up. Fresno COG reserves the right to limit scrip sales based on scrip availability.
|Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Manchester Transit Center
3590 North Blackstone • Fresno, CA
Business Hours: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 559-621-RIDEClovis City Hall
1033 Fifth Street • Clovis, CA
Business Hours: 8:00 AM 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
|Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth Street • Clovis, CA
Business Hours: 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
|Sanger City Hall
1700 7th Street • Sanger, CA
Business Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 559-876-6300 option 1
|Reedley Community Center
100 N. East Avenue • Reedley, CABusiness Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – FridayPhone: 559-637-4203
In person or by mail:
Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG)
2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201 • Fresno, CA 93721
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday – Thursday,
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday
The first time you purchase scrip please send a completed eligibility application, copy of proof of eligibility (California drivers license, California DMV issued Identification Card), an order form, a check, cashiers check, or money order payable to Taxi Scrip Program. Please add the postage cost to your checks total amount. For reordering Scrip please send a completed order form, a check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to Taxi Scrip Program. Please add the postage cost to your check’s total amount.
Taxi scrip postage cost is as follows:
1 Booklet: $0.61
2-4 Booklets: $0.81
5 Booklets: $1.01
***All forms are available above or call 559-233-4148 to receive the application and order form via U.S. mail.
5. What Taxi Companies Can I Call to Schedule a Service?
Taxi Providers List (updated 9/21/2018)
|A+ Taxi Cab
American Eagle Taxi (Español)
(SERVICE to/from SELMA and SANGER)
Fresno EOC (Español, Hmong)
(Hours | 7am – 7pm)
ADA vehicles serving Fresno/Clovis, CA
Green Point Taxi (Español)
(SERVICE to/from REEDLEY)
Latino Cab (Español)
|Sierra Vista Cab (Español)
6. How Can I Obtain More Information?
Call 559-233-4148 during regular business hours. To download brochures and application forms, visit us on the web at www.fresnocog.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I use taxi scrip for all of my transportation needs?
No. Taxi Scrip can only be used for taxi fares with select providers.
Do all taxi companies accept Taxi Scrip?
No. Only qualified companies (see below) may accept taxi scrip, be sure to always ask when calling to request service. At the end of the taxi trip, the driver will accept payment for the fare using taxi scrip instead of money.
Does my Taxi Scrip expire?
Taxi Scrip will not expire. If your scrip states that it will expire December 31, 2008, please disregard the statement and continue using scrip as normal. You can continue using your purchased scrip; Contact Fresno COG at 559-233-4148 if you have any questions or concerns. All participating approved taxi scrip vendors and providers have been notified.
Do I need to show my User ID card every time I pay with Taxi Scrip?
Yes. You will be issued a personal User ID card when you are enrolled and approved for the Taxi Scrip Program. You must show this User ID card to the driver every time you request service from one of the approved providers.
I am not a resident of Fresno County, can I still purchase Scrip?
No. Measure C’s Taxi Scrip Program is available only to Fresno County residents. Please contact your respective city offices regarding taxi subsidy programs that may be available in your area.
I am a Fresno resident, but I want to travel to an area outside of Fresno County. Can I use Scrip for this trip?
Yes. However, the amount of Scrip you are allowed to purchase may only cover part of the total cost of your trip if you don’t have enough for a large fare. Please consult with providers for an estimated fare price before scheduling a service.