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The American Occupational Therapy Association’s plan helps families identify signs that older drivers may become unsafe and makes suggestions to help seniors maintain mobility, such as using paratransit services and reduced transit fare programs.
Metro plans to issue an RFP to take over the service in September, with the intent to have the system in place by spring 2017. The pilot program will be for users in the Maryland suburbs, where two-thirds of MetroAccess customers live.
The city’s Access-A-Ride, which already has nearly 400 MV-1s in service, is a shared-ride, door-to-door service for people unable to use public buses and subways.
Thanks to the agreement, a tap of the Uber app will help remove the employment barrier of getting to job interviews for blind and visually impaired BIT candidates in Colorado.
That same audit also criticized the agency for a lack of oversight over the nonprofit, which failed to supply data supporting its ridership figures during the first audit ever conducted of its $20 million annual contract.
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