A forward representing a cooperative effort of several Atlanta-based disability advocacy organizations.. Fifty rides is not enough when one considers that this barely covers the coming and going to work, let alone all the other activities one must perform just to maintain the status quo of Life..
This MARTA Paratransit action takes place in little less than two hours.. If you're anywhere near the Atlanta downtown area right now, please help out by show of Body and Voice..
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WHAT: MARTA Paratransit Action for People with Disabilities!
WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2007 -- 12:00 noon until..
WHERE: MARTA Headquarters at Lindbergh Station
2424 Piedmont Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30324
For more information, call Cheri Mitchell at 678-755-6015
WHY: People who ride para-transit vans now pay $105.00 dollars for one month's worth of unlimited rides. The MARTA Board of Directors is now proposing that para-transit riders must pay the same $105.00 dollars, but for only 50 rides per month! 50 rides per month is not enough!
Even though People with Disabilities riding para-transit pay double what others pay, they get:
- Poor Service
- Late Para-transit Pick Ups
- Almost No Response from Dispatch
- Long Hold Times when Dispatch Does Respond
- Unlimited Rides!
- On-time performance of 95% (Industry Average)
- Ride times of 60 minutes or less
- Timely response from Dispatch with hold times of no more than 5 minutes.
- No Trip Denials
Cross-posted at: Georgia Disability Advocates' Calendar..