February 10, 2014

MBTA chief signs up to use paratransit service

BOSTON — The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) GM Beverly Scott signed up to become a customer of The Ride, MBTA’s paratransit service for people with disabilities and mobility issues, after experiencing medical issues with her left foot. She is required to wear a walking boot for about three months.

Scott said at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation board meeting that she believes she is the first GM to be certified with The Ride.

She went through the typical application process, including an in-person interview, to ensure she is qualified to use the service and adopted a pseudonym to ensure she doesn’t get special treatment. Scott is keeping a record of her experiences with the service to share with MBTA staff. For the full story, click here.

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