San Francisco announces a temporary program to assist seniors and adults with disabilities who need to make essential trips during the duration of the Stay Home Order. The Essential Trip Card (ETC) program provides reduced-cost taxi trips for older adults and people with disabilities who must to travel for essential needs.
The ETC provides two to three round trips per month at 20% of the cost of a regular taxi fare. All taxis in San Francisco accept the card to pay for essential trips like grocery shopping or medical appointments during the shelter-in-place period. Customers who pay $6 receive $30 in value on a debit card or can pay $12 for $60 in value for taxi trips on a debit card. Cards can be refilled once a month for each month until this temporary program ends.