Since 2011, we have partnered with Newtrax to provide safe, dependable, clean, and courteous transportation for clients at Merrick. Newtrax’s trained drivers provide door-to-door service between clients’ homes and Merrick and back home at the end fo the day. All drivers undergo a background check, motor vehicle registration screening, drug & alcohol testing, and ongoing training. Drivers’ training includes defensive driving by a certified driving instructor, and certification in CPR and first aid. Additionally, drivers are linked to a dispatcher via a “hands free” wireless service for constant communication and emergency response. A small number of clients use the metro bus or a public carrier to get to and from home and work. For these individuals, Merrick’s transportation coordinator handles the scheduling and payment of external transportation services.
To contact Merrick’s Transportation Coordinator Kerri Wann, call 651-789-6210. If you would like more information about transportation services, please contact Newtrax, Inc., at (651) 789-6221.