April 14, 2014
Victor Valley Transit Authority is donating a paratransit bus to local community group's New Freedom Program. The agency is also providing driver training, parking facilities, routine vehicle maintenance and assistance in meeting federal reporting requirements.
March 24, 2014
Being held after several passengers experienced difficulties accessing transportation both during the winter and at bus stops that are in poor condition.
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.
March 10, 2014
The agency kept the service running even as schools, businesses and some county departments shut down and ridership numbers were significantly lower than normal.
Lee County Mini-Bus provides door-to-door service to medical appointments and shopping. Kenyatta Watts started the service because of limited transportation resources in the area.
February 24, 2014
A quarter of wheelchair-accessible cabs, which SFMTA officials consider a linchpin of the paratransit system, now sit idle because there aren't enough drivers.
The agency has experienced greater cost savings, increased ridership and passengers per revenue mile, as well as a reduction in no-shows.
The third and final phased-in LIFT paratransit fare increase will be for five cents, bringing the total cost for a two-hour ticket to $2.50. The LIFT program costs more than $32 million and has grown on average nearly 9% per year.
Since the number of SEATS bus trips has steadily increased by 10,000 rides each year for the past five years, transit officials are asking the agency’s board of directors for four replacement vehicles and two additional buses to accommodate the demand.
February 18, 2014
Production has started on new vehicles, with new dealers to begin taking delivery in March 2014.
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