SafeLIGHT FREE Ride Share Program

Senior citizens ages 55 & older, and disabled citizens of any age, in Matteson and Richton Park who need transportation, can now receive free rides thanks to a collaboration with SafeLIGHT Foundation’s Seniors Matter program. 
Rides will be provided by Rich Township Transportation within the Rich Township Service area to:
    • Medical Appointments
    • Restaurants
    •  Shopping
    • Beauty Salons
    •  Special Events
    •  Classes & Programs

Please contact your municipality to receive rideshare dollars before scheduling an appointment with Rich Township Transporation for your next trip. Rides can be scheduled by calling Rich Township at 708-748-6727, Monday - Friday between 8 am and 3 pm.
     • Appointment is made on a first call, first-serve basis.
     • Medical Trips: First pick-up is at 8:30 am and the last return is at 2:30 pm. Service is 
         available beyond the township border to medical facilities for an additional charge.
     •  Shopping Trips: Same-day service is available for shopping only, the last return for
           shopping is at 2 pm. 

“The SafeLIGHT Foundation understands the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure senior citizens have access to health care and essential services and can remain active in their communities,” said Nikki Zollar, Chairwoman of the SafeLIGHT Foundation. “We are proud to partner with AARP to help fund this service to help our valued senior citizens maintain their mobility and independence.”

“We are excited that SafeLIGHT Foundation can provide funding for convenient and accessible transportation options that enable seniors to travel locally for various activities with the provisions of safety as a top priority in the Village of Matteson and surrounding areas.” Said, Mayor Sheila Chalmers Currin. We are elated to partner with Rich Township and Richton Park for such a great community collaboration.

The SafeLIGHT Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting safe driving behavior through charitable giving to traffic safety programs and to those people and organizations that support responsible driving. The SafeLIGHT Foundation’s programs focus on community outreach, law enforcement, teen drivers, and seniors, as well as support for families that have been negatively impacted by traffic injuries or fatalities. The AARP Community Challenge is a grant program to make tangible improvements in communities that jump-start long-term change. It is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods, and rural areas to become great places to live for people of all ages. To learn more, visit

SafeLIGHT Foundation: (312) 863-2500

Village of Matteson: (708) 283-4900
Village of Richton Park (708) 481-8950
Rich Township: (708) 748-6727