February 10, 2014
GM Beverly Scott is experiencing medical issues with her left foot which will limit her mobility for about three months, and used a pseudonym when signing up for the service to avoid special treatment. Scott said that she believes she is the first GM to be certified with The Ride.
April 15, 2013
They blocked a street outside the State House, demanding more funding to avoid future fare increases on senior citizens and disabled riders. Four were arrested. The move follows Gov. Deval Patrick administration doubling fares for door-to-door paratransit service last year.
May 30, 2012
Chained their wheelchairs together and blocked traffic at a busy intersection to protest the agency’s decision to double fares for The Ride, its service for disabled riders.
April 20, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick green lighted a commission to find ways to make the paratransit service more cost-effective after a report showed it cost taxpayers $90 million last year.
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