October 22, 2012
The change will return paratransit service to the 38 people who lost it when the Metro reduced its service area to within the ADA-required three-fourths of a mile from the city limits.
September 24, 2012
Board members voted to place a purchase order for the new buses, which will cost about $80,000 each. Officials said it would take about 90 days for the buses to arrive.
June 25, 2012
Replacing the 15-bus paratransit fleet is expected to cost $1.2 million — an amount already set aside in Topeka Metro’s capital outlay budget for this fiscal year.
April 16, 2012
The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority board of directors is considering returning paratransit services to the 38 people who were cut for $15 a ride, as opposed to the $4 paratransit riders had previously been charged.
February 16, 2012
The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering upgrading its system to include technological features, such as bus tracking, QR codes, automatic passenger counters, security codes and ticket vending machines, at a cost of approximately $2.6 million to $3.6 million.
March 11, 2009
Topeka Transit loses $215K in fuel gamble. Transit chief pledges no service cuts. Utah mayor switches from streetcar to light rail.
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