paratransit

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paratransit

(păr″ă-trănzĭt) [″ + transit]
Transportation shared by a number of individuals or agencies to deliver patients or nursing home residents to specific facilities or services. Paratransit vehicles share some elements with municipal buses and private cars that meet immediate personal transportation demands. They are typically wheelchair-accessible vans or buses. They can be contracted to be available on-call or may make scheduled trips between health care facilities.
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CONSIDERATION of possible cuts to the operating hours of Middlesbrough's Dial a Ride service have been put on hold.
Middlesbrough Council is looking to merge the Dial a Ride service with the transport service for people attending day centres.
As part of the changes the hours of operation of Dial a Ride have been considered.
It was suggested that because of low use at certain times the standard service offered by Dial a Ride would end at 10pm Monday to Friday and at 3.
In one letter a Dial a Ride user said: "We live in a very selfish society now and therefore it is vital that disabled and elderly people don't become isolated or housebound.