The Senior Scrip Program is a Measure C funded program that provides alternative, reliable and affordable transportation to Fresno County residents who are 70 years of age and older. Eligible seniors receive a 75% discount on taxi, Lyft and Uber fares by purchasing scrip in advance. Scrip availability is limited.
In 2018, new ridership increased by 531, bringing the total annual ridership to 1,564 seniors.
Participants simply obtain and submit an eligibility application. Once approved, they can purchase a $20 value booklet of taxi scrip (that work just like coupons) from select locations for only $5. That’s a 75% discount!
Up to (5) booklets of taxi scrip can be purchased each calendar month. Scrip can then be used like cash to pay for taxi cab fares only. (Not all taxi companies accept taxi scrip. See below for a list of qualified taxi companies.)
Taxi scrip can be used at any time, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week when needed. Taxi scrip booklets can be purchased at select FAX locations, Clovis City Hall, Firebaugh City Hall, Parlier City Hall, select Senior Centers and Fresno COG (FCOG only accepts mail orders). For more information, click the “Where can I obtain an application and purchase taxi scrip for location addresses?” tab at left.
You must be a resident of Fresno County. You must be at least 70 years old (proof of eligibility is required by providing a copy of a California Drivers License, California DMV issued Identification Card or Medicare Card. You must first complete and submit the eligibility forms. All necessary documents can be obtained at select locations only (see below) or on the web at www.fresnocog.org
Scrip cannot be given or sold to someone else. It is non-transferable, non-negotiable, and non-replaceable. Scrip can only be used to pay for your taxi services. Scrip cannot be used to tip the driver. Please tip using cash. Users are responsible for scheduling, changing, and canceling trip reservations. Be sure to let the dispatcher know that you will be paying with taxi scrip when you call to schedule a pick-up. Fresno COG reserves the right to limit scrip sales based on scrip availability.
|FACILITY NAME||ADDRESS||HOURS||PHONE #|
|Clovis City Hall||1033 Fifth Street, Clovis||8:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri||559-324-2000|
|Clovis Senior Center||850 Fourth Street, Clovis||8:00am – 5:00 pm Mon-Fri||559-324-2750 TTY 559-324-2753|
|Fresno Area Express||Manchester Transit Center 3590 N. Blackstone Ave, Fresno||8:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri||559-621-7433|
|Reedley Community Center||100 N. East Avenue, Reedley||8:00am – 5:00 pm Mon-Fri||559-637-4203|
|Sanger City Hall||1700 7th Street, Sanger||8:00am – 5:00 pm Mon-Fri||559-876-6300 Option 1|
|MAIL ORDERS AVAILABLE:|
|Fresno COG||2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201 Fresno, CA 93721||559-233-4148 X216|
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TAXI SCRIP USERS AND THEIR PROXIES:
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2018, the following providers are the only companies you should call to schedule a ride using Measure C Senior Scrip:
|SERVICE PROVIDER||PHONE NUMBER||SERVICE AREA
English, Punjabi and Hindi Translations available
|FRESNO EOC TAXI|
Trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance
Features wheelchair-lift-equipped vehicles
English, Spanish and Hmong Translations available
|SIERRA VISTA CAB|
English and Spanish Translations available
English and Spanish Translations available
|AMERICAN EAGLE TAXI||559-856-4944||Sanger/Selma/Kingsburg
|GREEN POINT TAXI||559-638-8595||Reedley|
SENIOR SCRIP PROGRAM FAQ's
No. Senior Scrip can only be used for taxi fares with select taxi companies.
No. Only qualified companies (above) may accept taxi scrip, be sure to always ask when calling to request cab service. At the end of the taxi trip, the driver will accept payment for the meter fare using taxi scrip instead of money.
Taxi Scrip will not expire. If your scrip states that it will expire December 31, 2008, please disregard the statement and continue using scrip as normal. You can continue using your purchased 2008 scrip; Contact Fresno COG at 559-233-4148 if you have any questions or concerns. All participating approved taxi scrip vendors and taxi companies have been notified of the change.
Yes. You will be issued a personal User ID card when you are enrolled and approved for the Taxi Scrip Program. You must show this User ID card to the taxi driver every time you request a taxi service from one of the approved taxi companies.
No. Measure C’s Taxi Scrip Program is available only to Fresno County residents. Please contact your respective city offices regarding taxi subsidy programs that may be available in your area.
Yes. However, the amount of Scrip you are allowed to purchase may only cover part of the total cost of your trip. Please consult taxi fares with the taxi company before scheduling a service.