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April 24, 2014

MBTA extends National Express paratransit contract

The five-year base contract, with two one-year options, has a total value of more than $260 million.


April 14, 2014

Calif. transit partners with community on travel training program

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

Maine group to hold forum on accessibility challenges

Being held after several passengers experienced difficulties accessing transportation both during the winter and at bus stops that are in poor condition.


March 24, 2014

Maine paratransit contractor gets $1.2M, local providers lose money

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

Montana paratransit continues operating in middle of blizzard

The agency kept the service running even as schools, businesses and some county departments shut down and ridership numbers were significantly lower than normal.


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.


February 24, 2014

Accessibility concerns grow over new S.F. car service networks

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.


February 24, 2014

Texas paratransit improves with Routematch tech

The agency has experienced greater cost savings, increased ridership and passengers per revenue mile, as well as a reduction in no-shows.


February 24, 2014

TriMet may raise paratransit fares

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.


February 24, 2014

Iowa paratransit aims to expand fleet to meet ridership growth

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.


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