March 11, 2013
The Beyond the Borders Connector offers eligible riders transportation to work, medical or social services appointments; the grocery store and other destinations at no cost to the rider.
Iowa City’s amount will be cut by about $360,000 while lowering the funding to Coralville by more than $100,000, as of July 1. The board, however, expressed an openness to continue paratransit discussion.
February 25, 2013
The proposal would increase the cost per ride from $1.60 to $2, which would increase the price of a five-ride ticket from $8 to $10.
The grant, which will allow senior citizens to ride for any donated amount and disabled citizens to ride for a nominal charge, is spread over two years.
February 20, 2013
Team will now be organized into four core segments: Transit, School Bus, Paratransit, and Personal Mobility. This strategic shift to a segmented approach was motivated by the desire to better serve customer needs.
December 10, 2012
Under the New Freedom Taxi Voucher Program, the Federal New Freedom Grant funds the Taxi Voucher Program, which recently received approval for a two-year extension. The Taxi Voucher Smart Card will replace current paper coupon books.
November 26, 2012
Despite increased use, GAO investigators found the federal government is doing little to ensure that transit agencies are providing services in compliance with the law.
October 22, 2012
The change will return paratransit service to the 38 people who lost it when the Metro reduced its service area to within the ADA-required three-fourths of a mile from the city limits.
The company has held this contract with the city since 1991 and provides transit service to more than 9,500 riders annually.
September 24, 2012
Board members voted to place a purchase order for the new buses, which will cost about $80,000 each. Officials said it would take about 90 days for the buses to arrive.
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