For Provider Participants: Policy

Para Transit

Para transit is a limited option in Putnam County NY. Only about one-third of the county is covered by fixed route public transit making that the area also covered by Para. The county provides the minimum coverage required by law, 3/4 mile from the fixed route. I would like to see Para requirements expanded beyond the 3/4 limit along with regional connections to surrounding counties.


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    Paul Kimo McGregor

    The paratransit service is required by ADA and the requirements are quite specific. Many transit agencies did go beyond these requirements and have provided more paratransit service than they were required to provide. Unfortunately, with costs rising and revenue shrinking, cuts are inevitable and many places now have reduced paratransit service back to the minimum requirements. Some self-help counties in California do use a portion of their sales tax to fund paratransit.