What is WeRIDE?
WeRIDE offers trips to and from fixed points within a 10-minute walk to all central Goodyear, north Avondale and central Surprise neighborhoods, and stops at shopping centers, medical facilities, recreation, businesses and community spaces.
Where can WeRIDE take you?
WeRIDE is currently operating in select areas in the cities of Avondale, Goodyear and Surprise, within a distinct zone in each city.
All trips in these cities must take place within their respective zones.
Goodyear Virtual Stops
Effective 11/20/23, NEW Service hours 6am – 8pm
Avondale Virtual Stops
Surprise Virtual Stops
Service hours 6am-7pm
How does WeRIDE work?
Get picked up
WeRIDE will pick you up at a pre-determined, fixed location within 20 minutes of your request.
Share your ride
WeRIDE is a shared-ride service so other passengers may be picked up or dropped off along the way.
Get dropped off
WeRIDE will drop you off at a pre-determined, fixed location within 10 minutes of your destination
How do you book a trip?
Customers can either book their trip on the app or call the WeRIDE dispatcher to schedule a ride.
On the App, just enter your starting point and destination within the zone, select when you want to ride and how many people will be riding with you.
Select the best option from the choices provided in the app and get to your pick-up point 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up window begins.
You can either pay in the app using a credit/debit card or with cash on board. Exact change is required. Enjoy your ride!
Yes, in order to book a ride, you will need an account. If you are unable to book through the mobile app, you can contact our Dispatch Center at 623-777-4330 and a friendly dispatcher will set up your account and can book your trip for you. You can delete your account at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yes – on the account creation page of the app, change the flag that is on the left side of the phone number to the correct country.
Trips are available within the Avondale zone (green), the Goodyear zone (pink) and the Surprise zone (blue).
Both Goodyear and Avondale travel through a ‘shared’ zone on McDowell Road between Dysart Road and Litchfield Road. If your ride originates in this area, you can request a ride to a destination in either Avondale or Goodyear. To travel between Avondale and Goodyear, you must book two rides (for example, from Avondale into the shared zone, and then from the shared zone into Goodyear).
Trips are also available from both Avondale and Goodyear to: Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix; the DaVita Dialysis Center on West Encanto Blvd.; and the Avondale Resource Center. These areas are highlighted in purple on the map.
WeRIDE operates Monday through Friday in Avondale, Goodyear and Surprise. In Avondale, the hours are 7AM to 7PM; In Goodyear, the hours are 6AM to 8PM; in Surprise, the hours are 6AM to 7PM. WeRIDE is closed major government holidays.
The standard one-way fare is $2.00 for passenger’s age 6-years and above.
Reduced fare is $1.00 for seniors over 60-years of age, veterans and disabled riders.
Estrella Mountain Community College, Franklin Pierce University and Ottawa University students with a valid student ID pay $1.00
Children 5-years of age and under ride free with a fare-paying passenger age 16-years and above.
Valley Metro Platinum Pass users pay $1.00 with a valid Platinum Pass.
The preferred method is to pay when you book through the WeRIDE app. Drivers also accept cash fares. Exact fare is required, as no change will be provided.
Drivers are not permitted to accept tips or any other forms of gratuities. Instead, our drivers would love to hear, “Thank you!”
Anyone can ride We RIDE, though some restrictions apply. Those under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by another fare-paying passenger age 16 or older. Children under 6-years ride free, though those under 6-years of age and/or under 65 pounds will need to ride in a car seat provided and secured by the accompanying adult.
In order to efficiently route vehicles and serve a high number of passengers, WeRIDE virtual stops are located throughout the zones; the app will direct you to a pickup and drop-off location within a short walk of origin and destination.
Your ride booking will specify a time window of 10 minutes for pick-up. We advise you to reach your pick-up point before the start of your pick-up window. As it gets closer to the time of your ride, we will send you an updated ETA. You will also receive a notification when your vehicle has arrived. Updates are sent via SMS and the WeRIDE app. You can also track your vehicle’s location in real time.
We aim to pick you up within 20 minutes of your requested time, however, the wait time will vary based on vehicle availability; your search will indicate the pickup windows for the best available ride options.
As it gets closer to the time of your ride, we will send you an updated ETA. You will also receive a notification when your vehicle has arrived. Updates are sent via SMS and the WeRIDE app. You can also track your vehicle’s location in real time.
WeRIDE is a shared service that schedules rides dynamically and on-demand. The vehicles do not run on set routes and schedules, so we are not able to provide exact waiting times. When booking a ride, several ride options may be presented along with pickup windows and guaranteed ‘arrive-before’ times.
You will receive a notification when your vehicle has arrived to pick you up. Your vehicle may arrive at any time within the pickup window and will wait for up to 2 minutes; as a courtesy to your co-riders and to stay on schedule, the vehicle will depart if you do not show up within the 2-minute waiting period. Drivers will not be able to wait at your drop-off location.
The driver may pick up and drop off other passengers along the way. Drivers are not authorized to make unscheduled stops. You would be required to book a separate ride to travel to two different locations.
Sorry, you will need to cancel the booked trip and reschedule your trip with the updated information.
Sorry, you have to complete your trip. You can book a new trip while you’re on board the vehicle, but you may have to transfer to a different vehicle for the new trip.
If your vehicle is going to be late, you will receive a text message notification and an updated ETA in the app, where you can track the vehicle location in real time. If you need additional help, you can contact customer service by calling 623-777-4330.
Rides can be booked up to 6-days in advance. For example, when booking a ride for Friday, you can book it as early as Sunday.
Your trip must conclude before or by 7pm.
After your trip is finalized in the app, you will be notified by SMS Text when the driver is on the way and again when the driver arrives.
In the app, at the “Book a Ride” screen, there is a pencil icon under your “Pick-up Information” that allows you to “Add Special Instructions.”
Service animals are always welcome, as required by law, and ride free of charge. All other pets must be secured in an enclosed carrier to board.
A trip can be canceled in the WeRIDE app or by calling 623-777-4330. Users who repeatedly cancel or no-show rides may be subject to booking limitations.
Smoking of any kind is prohibited in your vehicle. This includes e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or “smokeless” cigarettes.
Eating is not allowed inside the vehicle. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers.
Please be considerate of other members in your vehicle and limit phone calls to emergencies during shared rides.
Your vehicle is a shared space, and as such, we ask everyone to limit any personal items to a single piece of luggage or up to 3 grocery bags that can safely fit in the vehicle without obstructing another seat.
Think of it this way – if the passenger who showed up before you had the same sized item and the car was at full capacity, would your item fit as well? If the answer is no, then we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to take you and your bag(s) on board.
The WeRIDE drivers are NOT independent contractors. They work for Transdev, who the cities of Avondale, Goodyear and Surprise contract through to operate the service.
Drivers are screened through an array of background checks, including prior employment, criminal record, and driving record. They must also must pass a physical health screen and drug/alcohol screen.
All of the Microtransit vehicles are equipped with “Drive Cam,” which is a dash camera system that records high-quality video and audio footage during your trip. It is used to analyze the vehicle movements and evaluate the driver’s performance relative to road events. It allows the company to provide improved driver feedback and post-drive training, as well as incident documentation that help resolve customer disputes and offer proof of service delivery.
When you book a ride with WeRIDE, you are making a commitment to the system and the driver, and a schedule is created to accommodate your trip. If you are not able to take the ride, please cancel your ride as soon as possible.
Last minute cancellations and no-shows will not receive a refund, and excessive cancellations or no shows can result in limitations being placed on your ability to book rides in advance or a suspension of your account.
WeRIDE vehicles are Chrysler minivans.
Yes, the vehicles used for the service are ADA accessible.
Seniors can show their state-issued ID or driver’s license. Veterans must show their VA ID Card, or state-issued ID proving their service. Students can show their valid student ID.
WeRIDE connects with Valley Metro Regional routes 3, 17, 41, Zoom, 685 and Express routes 562, 563 & 571.