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Tyler, Texas 75702

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County Voucher Program to Deliver Necessities

Smith County and NDMJ Transportation are teaming up to use the County’s Voucher Program to deliver food, water, medication and other necessities to elderly and disabled citizens who do not have transportation.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of Transportation has approved Smith County and NDMJ Transportation to use their 5310 grant funds already awarded by the state to deliver essential items at no charge to those who live in rural areas of the county and do not have the means to travel. 

Jamal Moharer, owner of NDMJ Transportation, provides the taxi cabs for the deliveries, and said this is the first time ever that TxDOT has allowed them to provide this service.

There is no cost associated with this program and all passenger co-pays have been waived. 

“Smith County is so excited to be able to provide this essential service to our most vulnerable population,” Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton said. “We are so happy the state has agreed to let us do this and we thank NDMJ Transportation for working with us to make this happen.”

To request the assistance, residents can call the Tyler/Smith County Area Mobility Manager Kristy Range at kristyrange@gmail.com or 903-714-5079; or contact NDMJ Transportation at 903-592-3232.

The Smith County Voucher Program has been offered to Smith County residents since 2014. NDMJ Transportation has been a partner in providing its services to residents who acquire the transportation vouchers.

The East Texas Council of Government’s GoBus and Tyler Transit provide similar services but in different areas.

Without the Smith County Voucher Program, many citizens residing in the Urbanized Zone Area (UZA) would be left stranded with no transportation to health care, education, work or other important services. The Voucher Program also provides expanded mobility service to the remaining rural areas of Smith County served by GoBus.

 

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