Accessibility

Wash. transit wants more seniors to benefit from fixed route

Posted on November 2, 2015

Whatcom Transportation Authority
Whatcom Transportation Authority

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Whatcom Transportation Authority would like more seniors to benefit from its fixed bus routes, The Bellingham Herald reported.

Only about 5% of riders on WTA’s fixed bus routes in Whatcom County are over 65. In contrast to senior’s relatively low ridership on fixed routes, more than 1,700 people over 65 use WTA’s paratransit service, the report said.

The agency is trying to promote the benefits of using the service, including spontaneity, greater independence and social connections, as well as the features of the fixed-route fleet, such as priority seating for elderly and disabled riders, and wheelchair securement stations, according to The Bellingham Herald.

For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

Milwaukee transit sets paratransit record with 100K rides

The milestone comes on the heels of MCTS receiving national recognition for outstanding service to the ADA community.

Uber, taxicabs vying for New York MTA paratransit contracts

Several months ago, the state agency quietly began a “proof of concept” study in which Access-a-Ride users request a ride and the MTA dispatches one through an e-hail app such as Uber, Arro or Curb, the latter two used by cabs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

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