Accessibility

State funding enables Cleveland RTA to maintain, add service

Posted on November 10, 2010

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin using the $5.4 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Next Generation Transit Partnership Program in December.

 

According to state guidelines, the money must be used to preserve existing service or add new critically needed transit services, specifically with an emphasis on connecting Ohioans to jobs opportunities and education centers.

 

The bulk of the funds, about $4 million, will be used to preserve existing transit routes and transit jobs in 2011. The remaining approximately $1 million, will fund strategic improvements and enhancements.

 

Changes that will offer more service to our customers, starting on Dec. 12, 2010 include additional pickups for paratransit customers; two new weekday routes; extended weekday service; additional weekend service and enhanced Sunday service.

 

In addition, RTA will apply for competitively awarded funds, focused on new services that connect job centers and enabling workforce retention, especially targeting younger riders.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Paratransit firm in $400K dispute with Miami-Dade County

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash.

Fla. paratransit subcontractor may get county help

Two Wheels sought help from Palm Beach County after it reached an agreement to terminate its contract with Metro Mobility, which had drawn complaints for poor and unreliable paratransit service.

Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide

According to police, the Hampton Roads Transit bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus.

Winnipeg operator adds MV-1

The Winnipeg Taxi Board initially denied Sunshine Transit Services an accessible limousine license in 2012. With the signing of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, help from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities and the Public Interest Law Center, Manitoba's one and only accessible limo license was granted to Sunshine Transit Services in August 2014.

Ga. agency changes paratransit eligibility process

The goal of the updated process is to ensure that only persons who meet the regulatory criteria are regarded as eligible for paratransit service, making this vital service more efficient. Eligibility is based on limitations to an individual’s abilities, not just the presence of a disability.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



Please sign in or register to .    Close