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Re: MTA plans on giving out free MetroCards to paratransit riders

Posted by BrooklynBus on Thu Apr 26 12:59:07 2012, in response to Re: MTA plans on giving out free MetroCards to paratransit riders, posted by Mr RT on Thu Apr 26 10:25:28 2012.

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Probably not. Most likely they only did rough calculations that if 15% switch, they will be ahead and they figure that is low enough to gamble.

The truth is that using paratransit is such a hassle with the waiting and 24 hour notice that if the trip could be avoided, it is. They wouldn't consider the added delay to buses if it had 15% more wheelchairs. That would just be too much work if it could be done at all.

What they need to do is place some limits on the types of trips. People have used access a ride to go from Tottenville to Empire City Casino in Yonkers for $1.10. That is outrageous and just taking advantage of the system. Everyone thinks it s only used for doctors appointments.

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