para·tran·sit | \ ˌper-ə-ˈtran(t)-sət , -ˈtran-zət , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paratransit 

: transportation service that supplements larger public transit systems by providing individualized rides without fixed routes or timetables

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Responding to criticism, the ATA's governing board on Wednesday rescinded a policy that exempted the city's RideKC bus service and paratransit provider from those laws. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "KC transit authority gives up on secrecy stance and will follow open records laws," 6 June 2018 Both have partnered with a few dozen cities to supplement public transit with late-night service, paratransit rides, connections and extra capacity in lightly populated areas. Carolyn Said,, "How Uber and Lyft are scooting their way to global domination of transport," 23 June 2018 The proposal will also cover improvements to buses and paratransit services and could depend on changes to labor and procurement rules so that the work could be done more quickly. New York Times, "A Sweeping Plan to Fix the Subways Comes With a $19 Billion Price Tag," 22 May 2018 Eighty thousand paratransit trips are completed out of Howard County annually, according to Graham. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Seniors, disabled to get free rides on RTA regional bus routes," 16 May 2018 Indeed, 12 employees lost their homes, and buildings throughout the area surrounding the park were gutted, as was the park's research lab, two buses and a paratransit vehicle. Maryann Thompson,, "Let Safari West’s wildlife and glamping transport you to 'Sonoma's Serengeti'," 1 May 2018 Five percent of that fare would go to funding paratransit. Bill Turque, kansascity, "It began with low rates, but Uber-style service for disabled riders became too popular | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 As its fleet ages, RTA seeks federal money for new buses, paratransit vehicles The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority has lost out on a nearly $20 million federal grant to help boost its bus fleet, according to the agency's manager, Transdev. Marie Simoneaux,, "S&WB says drainage system performed 'very well' Saturday, full assessment coming," 14 Apr. 2018 The driver struck a road barrier, and the TriMet paratransit vehicle left the road and rolled on its side. Andrew Theen,, "2 injured after TriMet paratransit vehicle crashes in SE Portland," 10 Apr. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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