The Rideshare Program
Who is it for?
The Pavilion Rideshare Program is for Pavilion members. However, if you are not a member, but need a ride to Pavilion for the first time, we will arrange a ride for you. To set up a ride, text Ben Miller @ 512-966-2792 and give 48 hours notice.
What is it?
Pavilion Rideshare is a network connecting drivers and passengers across Williamson County and is comprised of Pavilion members, volunteers and others who need or can give rides. While the primary focus of the program is to get people to and from Pavilion and Pavilion events, the rideshare program also serves as a way to get people to work, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, etc.
Paying for Rides, Getting Paid
The partnership Pavilion has formed with Ryan Sanders Baseball has created an opportunity to help fund the rideshare program. At the HEB Center or Dell Diamond, Pavilion members will be able to work with other members at a game or event for about 4 1/2 hours and earn a rideshare credit that they can use to pay for 6 weeks or more worth of rides. Funding the rideshare program this way keeps money in passengers’ pockets & at the same time allows them to pay drivers a profitable fee. Negotiation of fees will not be necessary between driver and passenger because a system of standard fees will be established.
If you would like to use this program to get rides in your local area, we can connect you with the right driver. You can work concessions at Dell Diamond or the HEB Center to earn rideshare credits, or you have the option to pay out of pocket.
If you would like to be a driver, we will need to do a brief info-gathering interview.
Drivers will always have the option of accepting or rejecting a ride.
We Need Your Help!
The Pavilion Rideshare program is still in the development phase. We want people who are interested in helping us build it. We have just started to create a network of drivers that will need to cover Williamson County to fully function. So we need your help on our way to making it work.
We have had many people express interest in the program. Some of the most important pieces that we need to make it work are now in place. For instance, our concessions program with Ryan Sanders Baseball is now going strong.
Also, we have plans to work with both Oxford House and Georgetown Behavioral Health in the near future.
If you want to help people in your community get rides to Pavilion or other important places, we would like to talk to you. We cannot fully depend on the public transportation system in Williamson County to meet everyone’s needs, so we will have to work together and help people get where they need to go.
The ideas and support of churches, businesses, nonprofits and individuals can help us get people to Pavilion where they can grow and thrive, recover, and move out of the cycle of isolation caused by mental illness and substance abuse.