The City of La Porte will extend its free rides through the end of April, according to La Porte Transporte Manager Beth West. West said the goal of the extension is to continue helping members of the community with essential travel through the ongoing pandemic. For the health and safety of both drivers and passengers, rides to grocery stores and pharmacies will be limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
West said Transporte will continue providing free rides to medical appointments Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other nonessential travel will cease through the end of April. Good Friday hours will be reduced, running from 9 a.m. to noon. All rides must be scheduled through dispatch at 219-362-6565. For more information, contact West at 219-326-8274 or