RATS came into being in 1995, born of personal need and determination of its founder Joan Manley, and supported by the 1993 Needs Assessment Report of the Rockbridge Disability Services Board. At first, Joan, working from her kitchen phone, matched ride requests with local providers Tom's Taxi and Patient Hospital Transport, and raised funds to supplement trip fares for those in need. RATS was on a roll...

This small and simple, but effective beginning has grown into a large, complex operation. RATS now serves any Rockbridge area resident who needs transportation through its paid staff of drivers, schedulers, and administrators using a fleet of 12 wheelchair vans and 3 regular cars. It has been an amazing journey so far. We are excited to keep on driving!

 

Joan Manley, founder