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August 25, 2014

New requirements keeping elderly off MBTA paratransit

Nearly two years ago, the MBTA began to require that all applicants for The Ride attend an in-person evaluation, rather than mailing a lengthy application and a doctor’s note. Since the interview requirement began, only 22% of applicants have come from the oldest age brackets.


February 10, 2014

MBTA chief signs up to use paratransit service

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

4 arrests made in Mass. paratransit fare hike protest

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

Disabled MBTA riders protest fare hikes, cuts

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

Mass. Gov. targets MBTA’s paratransit costs

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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