Via launched its VetRides program which will provide free rides to veterans in Washington DC. In order to launch the program, Via collaborated with the DC Mayor's Office for Veterans Affairs, as well as the Department of For-Hire Vehicles. After veterans have registered, they will be able to book rides through the Via app, or through a call center. Via will also offer wheelchair-accessible rides where required.
The Director of the DC Mayor's Office for Veterans Affairs, Elliot Tommingo, spoke on VetRides program, "All of DC veterans deserve a pathway to the middle class and access to their federal benefits, VetsRide provides that capability through transport to their medical appointments, employment opportunities, education and housing appointments."
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