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June 9, 2014

S.D. task force: Steer paratransit riders away from system

The committee’s recommendations included steering paratransit riders to other transportation options, including fixed-route buses and nonprofit organizations that offer rides.


September 30, 2013

New Mass. senior transportation option fills service gap

ITNGreaterBoston, a program started in 2012, specializes in door-to-door, 24/7 transportation for seniors, and keeps costs down by covering 40% of the price of each ride. The other 60% comes from the users.


December 21, 2012

Colo. paratransit service contracts extended

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority approved payment to keep the services running for the duration of 2013.


August 27, 2012

San Diego man plans paratransit service

Founder of a nonprofit is applying for grant funds to start a free backcountry bus service for seniors and residents with disabilities. The nonprofit used $138,000 in FTA grants to order two buses with plans to put them into service in January.


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