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Houston Metro votes to not completely privatize paratransit services

Posted on July 27, 2015

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HOUSTON — Despite estimates that doing so could save millions of dollars, Houston Metro's board decided to not delegate the entirety of the agency's services for paratransit riders to a private vendor, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Metro’s board approved 66-month contracts with two companies to provide drivers — and in some cases, vehicles — to transport disabled and elderly riders. First Transit will provide drivers for Metro-owned vans, while Greater Houston Transportation Corp., the parent company of Yellow Cab, will provide taxi service, including minivans capable of transporting people who use wheelchairs. For the full story, click here.

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