WHAT WE DO
Southern Dallas Link (SDL) provides transportation services to those living in the southern sectors of Dallas to improve access to living-wage employment, healthcare, food, education and community. Since 2015, SDL’s flagship program, Ride to Work, has connected more than 15,000 men and women living in southern Dallas to meaningful employment. In 2022, SDL launched a job board to connect job seekers with available jobs along SDL’s transportation routes, further improving access to employment and helping advance the economic position of southern Dallas residents.
Beginning in 2020, SDL expanded its services to meet the transportation needs of older adults and youth. First, SDL partnered with the City of Dallas to provide transportation to adults aged 55+ needing rides to and from medical appointments. When the city funding was discontinued, SDL continued the program due to overwhelming need. In 2022, SDL served 4,460 men and women through Ride to Work, 2,500 older adults through Rides for Seniors, and 1,500 adolescents through Youth on the Go! Rides for Seniors now includes transportation to and from pharmacies, grocery stores and community events. In 2021, SDL partnered with TR Hoover Community Development Corporation (CDC) to provide transportation for students attending field trips during school breaks. Youth on the Go! has since expanded to provide rides for students across Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, and DeSoto.
WHO WE SERVE
In 2022, SDL served 4,460 men and women through Ride to Work, 2,500 older adults through Rides for Seniors, and 1,500 adolescents through Youth on the Go!