June 9, 2014
The committee’s recommendations included steering paratransit riders to other transportation options, including fixed-route buses and nonprofit organizations that offer rides.
January 13, 2014
The Sioux Falls City Council created a task force to help the city and nonprofit organizations, including the AARP, figure out how they can support Sioux Area Metro in providing rides for those in need. The agency spends nearly half of its $7 million annual budget on paratransit services.
September 30, 2013
Sioux Area Metro is struggling to accommodate growing demand for its paratransit system. City officials are proposing cutting the number of rides given each day from 650 to 550. After 550 rides are booked, those outside the core service area would have to schedule their rides for another day.
August 12, 2013
Move could save Sioux Falls half a million dollars. Although only about 10% of Sioux Area Metro riders use the paratransit service, it accounts for 45% of the entire transit budget to operate.
April 29, 2013
Sioux Area Metro's advisory board recommended limiting the service’s coverage area during peak travel times, as well as not accepting any new subscribers to the service if they live outside of three-quarters of a mile from a fixed route.
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