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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WORCESTER - A special education teacher will continue to be able to ride Worcester Regional Transit Authority paratransit vans to her job at South High Community School.
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MV Transportation specializes in paratransit services, which is any type of public transportation service that differs from conventional transit offerings, such as door-to-door pickups and services for the disabled.
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In the winter of 1997, a pair of front page articles in The News Journal portrayed a state-run paratransit system under fire from its ridership.