Accessibility

First Transit to operate Fla. county paratransit service

Posted on August 5, 2014

First Transit announces that Escambia County, Fla. has contracted with the company to provide paratransit services. This newly awarded contract is for three years. First Transit, which currently manages the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) fixed-route services, will begin managing the paratransit services July 1, 2014.

RELATED: Denver RTD retains First Transit for fixed-route service

ECAT's paratransit services are designed, in accordance with ADA guidelines, specifically for individuals whose disabilities make it difficult for them to use ECAT fixed-route services. ADA-accessible vehicles are available for all ADA-eligible riders traveling within the ECAT service area. These are curb-to-curb services; and, based upon need and request, can also be door-to-door.

Gloria Neal, who will serve as First Transit GM for the ECAT paratransit services, brings strength in management of all aspects of public transportation systems, according to the company. With nine years in the transit industry, Neal has considerable experience and expertise within a variety of transportation settings, including operations, planning, route development, budgeting, union negotiations, safety and training.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Denver RTD to enhance wheelchair securement area, access on LRVs

As a part of this effort, RTD will be altering the seating design of current and new light rail vehicles. The retrofit includes removing a set of seats next to the current wheelchair areas, which will open up the designated area for easier access.

KCATA set to launch new ridehailing service May 1

The one-year RideKC Freedom On-Demand pilot enables customers to call on taxis any day, at any hour, to enjoy everything Kansas City has to offer.

Autonomous shuttle to use 'cool tech' to serve people with disabilities

Future capabilities may include directing direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats or training the vehicle to recognize sign language.

ARBOC delivers milestone Spirit of Liberty to DART

The 2,500th bus manufactured by the company is part of a 123 bus contract that was awarded in February of this year.

Rising cost of Minn. paratransit could threaten other transit services

The Metropolitan Council, which operates the service, expects the number of rides will climb to 2.9 million by 2020, about double what it was in 2010.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close