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Thu, Jul 22, 2010

Phoenix Dial-a-Ride To End Demand Trips July 26

PHOENIX — On July 26, 2010, the Phoenix Public Transit Department will be ending all same-day scheduled “demand” trips on Phoenix Dial-a-Ride as part of budget balancing measures adopted by the City Council.  Service cuts were required after the elimination of approximately $9 million in Local Transportation Assistance Funds to balance the State of Arizona budget.

The changes to Dial-a-Ride service will coincide with reductions to fixed-route local bus, RAPID™ commuter service, and neighborhood circulator service.  Phoenix Dial-a-Ride service will now only be available to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-certified passengers, and will require passengers to book from one to 14 days in advance by calling Phoenix Dial-a-Ride reservations at 602-253-4000.

Senior citizens and other passengers who may be eligible for ADA service should contact the Valley Metro ADA certification office at 602-534-3157 for more information.  Phoenix Public Transit also provides a taxi subsidy program for Phoenix residents aged 65 and older.  The program, Senior Cab, subsidizes cab trips through the use of taxi vouchers, where passengers pay a portion of the cost up-front, up to $12 for a total of $40 worth of taxi vouchers.  For more information about Senior Cab, residents should call 602-801-1163, or 602-801-1164. 

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