Paratransit Archives - BUSRide


Access enjoys strong relationships and durable vehicles

Building on a partnership with ElDorado lasting 23 years, the Cincinnati paratransit agency prides itself on distinctive, long-lasting vehicles By Richard Tackett Beginning in 1994, the relationship between ElDorado, a subsidiary of REV Group, and Access, the paratransit service provided by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), remains as durable as the vehicles which […]

Bridging the gap – paratransit costs, demand response and transportation network companies

By Jeff Zarr Transit agencies are in constant battle with operating costs. Most fixed route operations only lose a few dollars on a single trip. But, paratransit trips potentially cost an agency up to $70. Normally, you wouldn’t keep this service operating if you were losing that much money on a single transaction. So, why […]

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The right tool for the job – paratransit diversification

A diversified fleet helps ensure that all services are not only rendered, but done so efficiently.

Spirit of Liberty rolls into production

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles achieves its goal of a rear-drive, low-floor pusher.

XL Hybrids adds small bus installations

The company addresses a market that stands to gain the most from hybrid-electric propulsion.

Hearing loops keep people tuned in

Accommodations for an aging America are good business.

Training changes behavior

TAPTCO aims to standardize comprehensive driver training.

Veolia and SFMTA operate a three-pronged system

One of Veolia Transportation’s unique paratransit operations is in San Francisco through a contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

Two agencies feel the Spirit of Mobility

Already sold on the low-floor concept, transit agencies in Lubbock, TX, and Holland, MI, have adopted the ARBOC Spirit of Mobility as their preferred paratransit vehicle. These agencies say their passengers appreciate the low-floor design because it allows them greater control of their transit experience.

The County Connection makes a green connection with Gillig and Voith

The County Connection operates fixed-route and paratransit bus service throughout geographically and demographically diverse communities in California