Ford GoRide Service Helps Patients Get to the Doctor’s Office

Ford GoRide Service

For some people, getting to the doctor’s office isn’t always easy. Ford is looking to make things easier for patients across Southeast Michigan with the new Ford GoRide service for non-emergency medical transportation.

This new service covers 200 health facilities, such as nursing centers and rehabilitation centers. These organizations can easily schedule and book transportation for their patients’ medical appointments, ensuring that each patient arrives at the doctor’s office safely and on time.

The program uses Ford Transit vans that will easily accommodate a variety of patients, including those in wheelchairs or with other mobility challenges. It also services patients who simply aren’t able to access transportation. You can even pre-book transport up to 30 days in advance, helping remove transportation barriers.

During its pilot face, the GoRide service delivered its patients on-time 92% of the time with wait times of only 10 to 30 minutes for on-demand wheelchair transport. Each driver goes through a full training regimen that includes learning how to properly care for and transport those patients who might require assistance. The drivers can assist patients to and from private residences; entering and exiting the vehicle; and to and from the doctor’s office.

To learn more about this incredible service from Ford, call or visit Courtesy Ford of Sauk City.

Revamped Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van Is Smarter Than Ever

Revamped Ford Transit Connect Van

Ford is moving into the future with a revamped Ford Transit Connect cargo van that promises to be more efficient, more capable and smarter than ever. It will be coming to Courtesy Ford of Sauk City late this fall.

The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van will feature new and exclusive driver-assist technologies along with two new powertrain combinations. One of these will be a segment-first diesel — a 1.5-liter EcoBlue® diesel that is expected to deliver an EPA-estimated rating of at least 30 mpg highway.*

In addition to the diesel engine, there will be a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Available exclusively for fleets is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to its versatile engine lineup, the 2019 Transit Connect comes standard with a suite of active safety features including Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Side Wind Stabilization, a rearview camera and Automatic Emergency Braking. Also available are the following features: Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Transit Connect can also help you stay connected while on the job site with standard embedded 4G LTE that can provide Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices.

See what the Transit can do for you at Courtesy Ford in Sauk City, WI!

*Actual mileage will vary; final EPA 1.5-liter EcoBlue fuel economy estimates are expected in early 2019.