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January 13, 2014

Fla. county may settle with Metro Mobility

Will review a settlement deal that would let Metro Mobility Management Group out of its five-year, $90 million contract to operate the paratransit service. The operation has offered to continue the service until early 2015.


November 7, 2013

Fla.'s Palm Tran 2013 ridership hits record mark

The figure marks a 4% increase compared to the previous record total of 11,579,076 set last fiscal year.


February 11, 2013

Palm Transit paratransit workers protest conditions

Van drivers rallied at Metro Mobility Management, the county’s paratransit provider, to protest low pay, 12-hour workdays and tight schedules. The protest comes on the heels of Metro Mobility getting a one-week trial period after receiving several complaints of late or no-show vehicles in 2012.


January 28, 2013

Fla.’s Palm Tran gives paratransit contractor one week to fix issues

The move comes in reaction to more than 2,100 complaints over the past six months, ranging from lateness to no-shows to harsh treatment by drivers. The retooling includes transferring all scheduling to Palm Tran employees.


January 17, 2013

Palm Tran unveils pink bus

This bus will be used on Route 1, which travels via US1 from the Palm Beach Gardens Mall to Camino Real in Boca Raton during the month of January in support of the fight against breast cancer.


October 22, 2012

Palm Tran ridership hits record

This is the fourth consecutive year that fixed-route ridership increased and the third consecutive year that new ridership records were set.


October 8, 2012

New Palm Tran paratransit contract draws complaints

Riders and Palm Beach County Commissioners confronted the agency’s executive director about delays and long rides for the elderly and others with serious health issues, resulting from a new paratransit contract. The contractor convinced Palm Tran that its vans could, on their own, handle the Palm Tran Connection contract, a job previously done by three companies.


August 13, 2012

Fla.’s Palm Beach puts MV-1s in service

Metro Mobility Management Group is using 60 MV-1 vehicles to provide door-to-door Palm Tran Connection service.


July 16, 2012

Fla.’s Palm Tran selects Metro Mobility for paratransit

Company said it would save the county $16.7 million over five years.


March 6, 2012

Despite few riders, Fla. transit keeping express bus

Palm Tran plans to keep an express bus service that is drawing few passengers and has cost the transit system the majority of a $3 million state grant. It will drop some routes and expand others.


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