Topic : Sioux Area Metro

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S.D. council softening stance against raising paratransit fares

Accessibility| September 25, 2015

The about-face came just six days after an internal audit of the city's public transportation system was released to the council. In it is a recommendation to raise paratransit rates to $2.50 a ride from the $2 fee riders have paid since 1996.

S.D. paratransit users brace for changes

Accessibility| August 25, 2014
The City Council unanimously adopted recommendations that a 22-member transit taskforce put together in the past year. A number of paratransit users and supporters have brought concerns to the task force and the council.
Accessibility| June 9, 2014

S.D. task force: Steer paratransit riders away from system

The committee’s recommendations included steering paratransit riders to other transportation options, including fixed-route buses and nonprofit organizations that offer rides.
Accessibility| January 13, 2014

S.D. paratransit looks to nonprofits for support

The Sioux Falls City Council created a task force to help the city and nonprofit organizations, including the AARP, figure out how they can support Sioux Area Metro in providing rides for those in need. The agency spends nearly half of its $7 million annual budget on paratransit services.
Accessibility| September 30, 2013

S.D. paratransit to limit service to core area

Sioux Area Metro is struggling to accommodate growing demand for its paratransit system. City officials are proposing cutting the number of rides given each day from 650 to 550. After 550 rides are booked, those outside the core service area would have to schedule their rides for another day.
Accessibility| August 12, 2013

S.D. city looks to reduce paratransit service

Move could save Sioux Falls half a million dollars. Although only about 10% of Sioux Area Metro riders use the paratransit service, it accounts for 45% of the entire transit budget to operate.
Accessibility| April 29, 2013

S.D. paratransit may limit ridership to sustain service

Sioux Area Metro's advisory board recommended limiting the service’s coverage area during peak travel times, as well as not accepting any new subscribers to the service if they live outside of three-quarters of a mile from a fixed route.

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