December 6, 2013
May change the price from $4.00 to $3.00. In a recent state survey measuring the impact of the 2012 hikes on seniors, a majority of RIDE users whose income is less than $2,000 per month said they cut back on food, personal grooming and transit trips.
The extension, which was recommended by the RABA staff, is set to begin July 1, 2014.
November 25, 2013
The vehicles can accommodate three ambulatory passengers and one standard size wheelchair passenger.
November 11, 2013
The agency’s possible switch from providing door-to-door service to following ADA regulations by running service within three-quarters of a mile of fixed bus routes will cost them more and provide less service, according to those concerned.
The contractor is also requesting that Palm Beach County pay bonuses to keep key employees on the job and sell the next contractor 194 vehicles while assuming about $2.5 million of its debt for those vehicles.
October 28, 2013
The new wheelchair-accessible Dodge vehicles cost approximately $1.2 million. The first of the vans are expected to be delivered in late this month.
Named Ron Trujillo its 2013 Paratransit and Contracting Driver of the Year. Trujillo will accept the award on Oct. 29 at the association's annual convention in Boston.
October 14, 2013
The money will be used to purchase new, previously unavailable vehicles and equipment. The funding is part of the agency’s Specialized Transportation Program, which was put in place to increase personal mobility for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
Donna Fredericksen, coordinator, worked with the city Clerk’s Office, the mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and an MTA contractor to ensure the plans went smoothly, and that the couple got VIP treatment.
The administration’s Recommended Budget proposes to reduce the fares paid by individual riders by $1. According to the memo, the cost of the fare reduction was originally estimated at $500,000, but a budget analyst “mistakenly increased the revenues instead of decreasing them."
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