Definition of paratransit
: transportation service that supplements larger public transit systems by providing individualized rides without fixed routes or timetables
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MetroAccess is the transit agency’s door-to-door paratransit service for the elderly and people with disabilities.
SEPTA provides paratransit services that require booking well in advance, and are notoriously unreliable.
The GPTC is also tweaking its free curb-to-curb paratransit service.
Transit agencies are required to provide paratransit service under the Americans With Disabilities Act, and MetroAccess is the fifth-largest such program in the country.
The paratransit trips are typically ride shares, provided by private companies in cars, sport utility vehicles or vans.
The agency’s fleet is very young compared to other paratransit services, officials say.
The man driving a VTA paratransit Prius parked in a blue disabled spot on San Fernando Street late Wednesday morning and then went inside a downtown restaurant to pick up lunch.
Council members also balked at the proposal to cut paratransit services for those with disabilities.
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