Dial-a-Ride is a great way for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities to get around American Samoa! Dial-a-Ride provides an empowering and flexible way to move around in American Samoa for those who need it most. Benefits are available upon registration and only to those that qualify.
Whether you need transportation for work, shopping, medical appointments or just visiting your aiga, Dial-a-Ride membership services can assist with all your non-emergency transportation needs, Monday to Saturday, including:
- Medical appointments (non-emergency)
- Dialysis treatment
- TAOA Center, Senior Center Programs
- Grocery shopping
- Financial Institutions, e.g. ANZ, TBAS, BOH
- Church functions
- Visiting friends and aiga
- … and more.
Dial-a-Ride is an on-demand paratransit service for our territory. As such, Dial-a-Ride vehicles do not travel on a fixed route each day. Riders schedule trips in advance and our vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up location to the drop-off destination. This means that the vehicle will pick up at points closest to the nearest bus stop or at a safe spot along the main road. Alternatively, vehicle pickup from a rider’s homes is available if the rider is unavailable to come to the main road and/or if the road is not suitable for our vehicles. Pick up points are determined upon registration. Dial-a-Ride is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops to pick up or drop other passengers along the way.
Dial-a-Ride service is provided by the Department of Public Work’s Transit Division of the American Samoa government. This program receives a portion of its funding from the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation through grants administered by the Regional Transportation Authority.
We look forward to serving you. Fa’afetai tele lava.