July 19, 2016
                                                                                                                     Volume 2, Issue 26
2016 Summer  Newsletter
75,000 rides and counting 
"The driver was very attentive and kind. My ride back home was relaxing and pleasant"
- FACT rider

Assist San Diego County residents with barriers to mobility to achieve independence through coordination of transportation services 

FACT Board

Hon. Dave Roberts, Chair

Bob Campbell, Vice Chair

LaVonna Connelly, Secretary

Susan Hafner, Treasurer

Hon. John Aguilera

Hon. George Gastil

Phil Monroe

Driver Spotlight 

FACT Board recognized Sameh Michael, driver for Care4U Mobility, for his exceptional customer service during the June 23, 2016 Board of Directors meeting. Care4U Mobility is one of FACT's brokerage subcontractors. Thank you Sameh and keep up the great work!

Chair Dave Roberts and Care4U Mobility Driver Sameh Michael. 
FACT, SANDAG, and 211 Discuss Mobility during Aging Summit 

Aging & Independence Services (AIS) hosted the Aging Summit: Age Well San Diego on June 15, 2016 at the Town and Country Convention Center and California Center for Arts (North County location). Attendees had the opportunity to hear keynote speaker  Dick Van Dyke discuss aging. The summit provided attendees information on housing, transportation, civic engagement, and dementia-friendly communities

Bill York (2-1-1 San Diego), Danielle Kochman (SANDAG), and Arun Prem (FACT) presented information on  transportation and mobility during one of the summits breakout sessions. Meagan Schmidt represented FACT at the North County summit location and discussed FACT's services. County Supervisor and FACT Board Chair Dave Roberts made opening remarks at the California Center for Arts location. More than 3,000 people attended the events.
New Staff

Lilian Ramcharan joined FACT as Accountant during June 2016. Lilian has an extensive background in accounting and worked in New York before relocating to California in 2013. She has earned Level 11 accreditation from The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of England and Wales in Financial and Cost Accounting, Auditing and Law.
SANDAG Ballot Update

The SANDAG Board of Directors voted last Friday, July 8 to place the San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety and Water Quality measure on the November ballot. This measure is designed to provide a dedicated source of local revenue that Sacramento can't take away. If approved by two-thirds of the voters in the region, this countywide measure would repair roads, improve highways, transit, bike/pedestrian networks, conserve open space, and manage land to reduce the risk of wildfires.
The Ordinance and Expenditure Plan approved by the SANDAG Board include the following major categories:
  • $4.3 billion for local infrastructure projects
  • $2.6 billion for highways, carpool/managed lanes, and connectors
  • $7.5 billion to build and operate transit
  • $2 billion for open space
  • $540 million for active transportation
  • $900 million to separate Trolley/rail tracks from vehicle traffic
  • $178 million for local arterial traffic light synchronization
For more information about the ballot measure, please visit sandag.org/priorities
Want to be included in FACT's Database or join FACT's brokerage? 

FACT maintains a comprehensive database of transportation services in San Diego County. Transportation resource information is available to the general public at www.factsd.org. FACT also uses this database to refer callers to local transportation services based on their needs and location. Adding your information to our database provides additional exposure for your services and increased access for the public. There is no cost associated with including your agency in our database.  If you would like your transportation service to be included in FACT's online database of transportation resources, please complete the Referral Database Provider Information form and email it to factsd@factsd.org

FACT procures transportation for its RideFACT and contracted services through a transportation brokerage consisting of private and non-profit taxi cab providers. If you are interested in joining the brokerage and providing transportation as a subcontractor for FACT please contact Meagan Schmidt at mschmidt@factsd.org to discuss the opportunity and requirements. 

Referral Database Provider Information

FACT Services


1.   Transportation referrals over the Phone:

FACT maintains a comprehensive database of transportation services operated by public transportation agencies, social services agencies, faith based organizations and specialized transportation services in San Diego County. FACT refers callers to transportation services based on individual needs. For transportation assistance please call 888-924-3228. 


2.   Web based Information:

FACT maintains a web based database of transportation services in San Diego County which can be accessed directly by riders at www.factsd.org.


3.   RideFACT Transportation:

RideFACT is a senior dial a ride serving all cities in San Diego County as well as Ramona and Spring Valley areas. RideFACT provides general purpose transportation for seniors (60+). FACT procures transportation for RideFACT through a transportation brokerage. Reservations may be requested 1 to 7 days in advance of the travel date. Contact information for reservations, referrals or information: 888-924-3228. Please contact us during 9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday for a ride or information.


4.   Contracted Transportation Services:

FACT provides contracted transportation services for City of Oceanside, Poway Adult Day Health Care Center, First Transit, SDCOE, and ElderHelp. For any contracted service inquiries please contact us at 760-754-1252