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Transporting Adults with Disabilities

Newtrax

Since 2011, we have partnered with Newtrax, Inc., to provide safe, dependable, clean, and courteous transportation for clients in our programs. Newtrax’s trained drivers provide door-to-door service between client homes and our program sites. All drivers undergo a background check, motor vehicle registration screening, drug and alcohol testing, and  ongoing training. Driver training includes defensive driving by a certified driving instructor, abuse prevention, and certification in CPR and first aid. Additionally, drivers are linked to a dispatcher via a “hands free” GPS link for constant communication and emergency response. A small number of clients use Metro Mobility/Transit Link or another 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 Morrison, call 651.789.6210. If you would like more information about transportation services, please contact Newtrax, Inc., at 651.789.6221.

Client exits Newtrax vehicle

FITS Transportation Services

Merrick provides pass through services throughout the state of MN. We administer Metro Transit Goto Cards that can be used for city bus, light rail, and Metro Mobility, LYFT services and any other alternative transportation provider needed. If you are a case manager in MN needing to refer a client, please use our transportation referral form or contact us at GotoCard@MerrickInc.org or 651.789.6213. For LYFT services, you can email Lyft@merrickinc.org or call 651.789.6215.

Transportation Referral Form