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Palm Beach County picks 3 companies to take over paratransit service

Posted on September 15, 2014

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three companies were chosen to take over operations of Palm Beach County's troubled busing service for the disabled and elderly, the SunSentinal reported.

Switching from one operator to three new companies is expected to cost $184 million. But the county is banking that the investment in hiring more help will correct late bus pickups and other service problems that triggered a flood of rider complaints, according to the report.

Out of the 12 companies once in the running to operate the by-appointment, door-to-door Palm Tran Connection, county commissioners chose MV Transportation, First Transit and Management.

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