For the next two weeks, New Jerseyans who lost a personal vehicle due to flooding caused by former Hurricane Ida will be eligible to request transportation from the rideshare companies Uber and Lyft at a discount or completely free of charge, according to a release from Gov. Phil Murphy's office Wednesday.

Those who need access to essential services can text NJIDARIDE to 898-211, the release said, or dial 211 from a landline phone.

The partnership with Uber and Lyft is facilitated by NJ 211 and United Way Worldwide.

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Murphy was quoted as saying the ridesharers made the overture to the state to offer these essential trips.

So, what is free and what might cost a New Jersey passenger money?

The release said that "some limitations may apply," and recommended calling 211 for further information.

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