November 26, 2012

Wis. officials consider bringing paratransit service in-house

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Eau Claire is considering bringing its paratransit service in-house, in hopes that it will be more cost-effective than a private transportation provider, reports the Leader-Telegram.

Another advantage of bringing the service in-house is that it would be managed directly by the city, allowing a more hands-on approach if service complaints arise, according to city transit manager Mike Branco. The city has put a line item in the capital budget showing it might spend $1.35 million in 2017 to buy a dozen paratransit vehicles. To read the full story, click here.

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