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More riders, fewer dollars

Dial-A-Ride routes grow in popularity, but grant money fades

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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:00 am

As demand increases, federal funding is decreasing and services are being cut for the Twin Cities Transit Authority (TCATA), better known as Dial-A-Ride.

Bill Purvis, Dial-A-Ride's executive director, said there has been a 27 percent increase in the number of rides given by the authority since 2010 - from 172,660 to 219,167 rides.

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  • Question posted at 10:52 pm on Sun, Dec 15, 2013.

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    A feasibility study that has been going on for two years, really! Wow, that consultant group is milking the commission, how much have the group charged for this study? An extensive study should take approximately 6 months. After two years, all the dynamics have changed, and another study needs to be launched.

     

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