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Forming Paratransit
Partnerships Through

Alternative
Methods
Agencies have greater availability when it comes
to implementing and expanding their paratransit
services. DART formed a partnership to offer more
options and greater ease of travel when requesting
a ride.

P

By Maile Rudebusch, assistant editor

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ARATRANSIT IS AN ESSENtial cog within any agency's
operation, as transit modes
continue to expand, so do
paratransit passengers options.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
(DART) recently announced a

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new model of implementation to
its paratransit offerings.
Tammy Haenftling, assistant
vice president, Paratransit Management Services, DART, explained that DART works with
MV Transportation and will con-

DART

FOR RIDERS, DART is still offering
paratransit services at the same
cost that it previously did.

tinue to do so with the new pilot.
"They will do scheduling and
dispatch, but they won't operate any service. We're going to
broker our services through MV
Transportation. We will continue on with them, but they will
be a broker only, they will do
reservations, scheduling and dispatch, but they won't operate any
service. What we asked was the
prime contractor bring sub-contractors on to the platform and we
are operating though this contract
paratransit, microtransit and a
program we call microtransit assistance program," Haenftling said.
She added that ride booking
will be essentially through the
same software with additional benefits for riders. "We want to provide
a more spontaneous flexible service
for all of our riders, not just our
ADA paras. What we've been able
to do during our current Lyft pro-


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