Maine group to hold forum on accessibility challenges

Being held after several passengers experienced difficulties accessing transportation both during the winter and at bus stops that are in poor condition.

Tri-Rail to give disabled veterans free rides after group’s donation

A chapter of the Disabled American Veterans raised $5,000 to buy rail passes for disabled veterans after noticing that many take Tri-Rail to VA hospitals for treatment. That prompted agency board members to start a program that would make Tri-Rail trips free for all disabled veterans in Broward, Palm and Miami-Dade counties.

Maine paratransit contractor gets $1.2M, local providers lose money

Received an extra $1.2 million from the state even as it has caused thousands of MaineCare recipients to miss rides to appointments since the broker took over arranging the rides last summer. Meanwhile local, nonprofit paratransit providers that had provided the service have lost money; one had to lay off employees.

La. agency overbilled by paratransit provider

Situation is a result of a Reliant employee, who played a key part in the billing process, leaving the transit group, according to the company’s CEO.

Veolia wins first state-wide Medicaid contract

Will also oversee customer service, the call center and all dispatch services. There are currently 500,000 projected trips annually.

Calif. tribe launches dial-a-ride service

The Morongo Indian Reservation’s new service will provide seniors, the disabled, students and others lacking transportation options on the reservation with a new means of reaching medical appointments, work, classrooms, grocery stores and other destinations.

Tenn. city study seeks to expand transit options

CARTA is examining several transportation options, including bicycle parking, taxi services and future rail service. Officials are planning to add three electric buses to the city's fleet, make GoogleMaps available for trip planning, and possibly add bus routes to a job center.

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