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Transportation Resources Travel Portal

New tool facilitates safe and reliable transportation within 20 miles of Portland VA Medical Center via smart phone or computer. 

What is

VetRide is a web-based platform created to manage Veteran's trip requests to and from VAPORHCS facilities. The platform allows Veterans to register for services, request a ride for their appointment, and receive notifications about the status of their rides. This mobile-friendly platform enables Veterans to operate their account from their desktop or smart devices.

How it works...

1. REQUEST - Go to on any computer or smart mobile device, register with a valid e-mail address, fillout a ride request form.
2. CONFIRM - A local mobility manager will verify the VA appointment and schedule the Veteran for a transportation appointment.
3. GO - Once the transportation appointment is confirmed, the Veteran will be notified a day in advance of their scheduled pick up/return time by phone, text or email. Throughout he entire process the trip status can be viewed on the dashboard of

Who can use

Veterans who are eligible for VA health care benefits and have a VA-authorized appointment are automatically eligible for transportation through the Veteran Transportation Services (VTS) within the local service area (currently 20 miles of the Portland VA Medical Center).

Requirements are:
- Must be a Veteran.
- Must have a valid email address.
- Must be enrolled in VA health care or authorized for care via the Choice or other non-VA care program.
- Rerservations must be made 3 days in advance but future appointments can be made at anytime.
- A Veteran may be accompanied by one caregover, spouse or family member at no charge.

Why use

- speeds up the process of requesting and confirming transportation for eligible Veterans.
- Within the system, Veterans can see all of their past and future appointments from their computer or smart phone.
- Passengers receive alerts via phone message or text when their driver is 10 minutes away from picking them up and before their ride back home.

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