If you know of someone who needs transportation to get to work or
school, or who has no way to get to the doctor's office or clinic, there
is a way to help. The Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged system offers transportation for citizens
throughout the state. The Commission, in conjunction with
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the county Tax
Collectors launched a program to secure additional trips for Floridians.
In a campaign called "Put
Your Dollar to Work" the Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged is asking that Floridians help friends and
neighbors who need transportation services by voluntarily contributing a
dollar to the trust fund for the Transportation Disadvantaged.
This opportunity is
available because of a law passed by the 1994 Florida Legislature which
allows for citizens who register their vehicles or renew their
registrations to voluntarily contribute additional funds (in increments
of a dollar) to be used to offer more rides to people who use
Funding for the program
comes from revenues collected from the vehicle registrations. For every
registration or renewal $1.50 is ear marked for the
Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Trust Fund. If you wish to
make a voluntary contribution, there is a place on the vehicle
registration form to indicate that your additional money is to go to the
TD Trust Fund.
Since the voluntary program
went into effect people throughout Florida have been "Putting Their
Dollars to Work". The funds collected in each county go toward
additional trips in that county.
Please remember to mark TD
Trust Fund for your voluntary contribution and add your dollars to those
of your family and friends who are "Putting Their Dollars to Work".
For more information about
the program please call your local Tax Collector's office or John
Irvine, TD Specialist with the TD Commission at 850-410-5700, Toll Free
at 800-983-2435, or E-Mail Address at