The taxi voucher program in Homer is funded by a grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant was a smaller amount for this fiscal year than in previous years. With this grant we have offered the "local" vouchers for short taxi trips, (up to 4 miles) and "Far Out" for longer rides such as Anchor Point and McNeil Canyon.
Between having a smaller grant this year and the absence of CARTS program vouchers there has been a greater demand for DOT vouchers. Unfortunately our supply of the "Local" vouchers for this fiscal year ran out on December 8th. That means we have to discontinue selling the "Local" vouchers but we will continue to sell the "Far Out" vouchers.
Not all riders qualify for "Far Out" vouchers. "Far Out" vouchers are only available for those that live out of town such as East End Road, Anchor Point or Diamond Ridge. If we are able to identify any additional funding for "Local" vouchers we will post it here on our site.
Please check back for more information or feel free to call the Homer ILC office at 235-7911.