MOVA: VetsRide COVID-19 Program Expansion and Additional Resources

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Bowser Administration and Via Expand VetsRide Program to Assist DC Veterans Impacted by COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the District’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) and Via Transportation have expanded VetsRide to include DC veterans, who are recently unemployed.

Ride vouchers have been increased from four to 10 vouchers per month, with the option of rolling over any unused voucher into the following month.  VetsRide destinations include health and housing appointments, food distribution sites, grocery stores, pharmacies, educational opportunities, and employment.

DFHV and MOVA will allocate $10,000 in administration fees to purchase hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment needed to keep customers and drivers safe during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery period. There will also be an increase in the rider cap from $13 to $17, with the four dollar increase going exclusively to drivers providing services.

DC veterans can enroll in the VetsRide program Monday – Thursday, from 10am – 4pm, by calling 202-724-4010