News Tagged With: accessible-transportation
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June 9, 2014

Transit access training saves Ontario city cash

The city of Hamilton has diverted 151 people from the much more expensive paratransit service and saved an estimated $1,558 per participant per year in specialized transit costs.


May 12, 2014

Former paratransit director charged with illegal use of vehicles

Hope Hezel, who served as director from 2010 to 2012, allegedly used the vehicles to complete personal errands outside her scheduled hours of employment and also used the vehicles to travel to personal events, such as a youth sporting event in Pennsylvania.


March 10, 2014

Fla. county launches minibus service for elderly, disabled

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.


January 13, 2014

MV to continue operation of Ohio transit services

Per the contract, MV will operate deviated fixed-route and paratransit service for the Ashtabula County Transportation System.


September 16, 2013

Manatee paratransit operator named Fla. Driver of the Year

Patricia Adams, a former school bus driver, has been transporting 30 to 40 people daily to physical therapy, dialysis and doctors appointments safely for six years.


August 26, 2013

Indiana senior van service to idle due to fed cuts

The service will go idle Friday in the wake of the program losing $24,000 through Title III of the Older Americans Act, which accounted for 18% of the service's $129,000 operating budget.


August 12, 2013

Nova Scotia dial-a-ride struggles with service awareness

The cost of the service is an issue too, but a spokesperson says a partnership approach involving municipal units and the business community could make it more affordable to more people.


August 12, 2013

Accessible van helps Alaskan town provide low-cost rides

The van, the first accessible vehicle to be used within the cab fleet, will be a part of a program providing rides for 50% of the usual cab fare.


June 24, 2013

Iowa officials approve paratransit contract

The vote, and the resulting contract that begins July 1, now mean that the county will keep the more than 30-year-old SEATS paratransit program afloat for area residents.


June 24, 2013

San Antonio VIA begins paratransit taxi program

The subsidy program covers up to $9 of a Yellow Cab taxi trip taken by a registered VIAtrans customer on a weekday.


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