Topic : The Ride

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Millage to fund TheRide services in 3 counties extended

Government Issues| August 8, 2018

Will enable agency to preserve expanded fixe- route bus service levels, as well as the improved transit services for seniors and persons with disabilities, approved in 2014.

MBTA budget targets reduced spending in three key areas

Management & Operations| April 17, 2017

The budget that was approved unanimously by the Fiscal and Management Control Board directs T officials to find $1 million in savings from The Ride, $5 million from the commuter rail, and $8 million from bus maintenance.

Management & Operations| April 17, 2017

Rapid CEO Varga to leave at the end of contract

He has led the agency through a number of improvements including, tripling ridership from 3.4 million to 11.9 million annual trips.

Management & Operations| March 17, 2017

The Ride's deputy CEO/COO retires after 42 years of service

Dawn Gabay began working with TheRide in 1975 and served many positions, including motorcoach operator, dispatcher, supervisor, manager, assistant executive director, and interim CEO, before beginning her role as deputy CEO in October of 2009.

Mobility| September 20, 2016

MBTA Launches RIDE Pilot Program with Uber, Lyft

MBTA has launched a pilot program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft to save costs and deliver customers of the MBTA’s “THE RIDE” options for on-demand service through their smartphones.

Bus| August 18, 2016

Mich.'s The Ride set to launch service improvements

The fixed-route and paratransit service improvements are part of TheRide’s Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program approved by voters and continues TheRide’s promise to create more ways for citizens to connect with jobs, school, appointments, shopping, and family and friends.

Mobility| November 30, 2015

MBTA may partner with Uber, Lyft for paratransit

MBTA is running a six-month pilot program for 124 patrons with disabilities allowing them to pay for private taxis using an MBTA debit card, which they may expand for use on other ride-hailing platforms.

Accessibility| August 25, 2014

New requirements keeping elderly off MBTA paratransit

Nearly two years ago, the MBTA began to require that all applicants for The Ride attend an in-person evaluation, rather than mailing a lengthy application and a doctor’s note. Since the interview requirement began, only 22% of applicants have come from the oldest age brackets.
Accessibility| February 10, 2014

MBTA chief signs up to use paratransit service

GM Beverly Scott is experiencing medical issues with her left foot which will limit her mobility for about three months, and used a pseudonym when signing up for the service to avoid special treatment. Scott said that she believes she is the first GM to be certified with The Ride.

Management & Operations| April 15, 2013

4 arrests made in Mass. paratransit fare hike protest

They blocked a street outside the State House, demanding more funding to avoid future fare increases on senior citizens and disabled riders. Four were arrested. The move follows Gov. Deval Patrick administration doubling fares for door-to-door paratransit service last year.
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