CHICAGO — Last week, Pace board members approved a 75-cent fare increase and voted to eliminate the $150 Americans with Disabilities Act monthly pass, in order to help balance the 2009 budget. For the full story, click here.
To help reduce costs and increase service, one recommendation is to give disabled residents subsidies for accessible cabs and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
MBTA has launched a pilot program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft to save costs and deliver customers of the MBTA’s “THE RIDE” options for on-demand service through their smartphones.
Award honors a member that demonstrates innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques in the public transportation industry.
Grants to 19 projects in 16 states will build partnerships between health, transportation, and other service providers to address the problem of how to get people without vehicles to doctors and wellness appointments to help them maintain good health.
The contract also includes providing paratransit services using 112 SFTMA vehicles. Transdev employs more than 200 people in San Francisco and the Brisbane Operations Center located south of the city.
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