RTA has done over 3-million uninterrupted paratransit pickups, meaning they have not declined a special needs person a ride.

Many in the Cleveland area rely on this mode of transportation, especially during this time of the year.  It really helps to get a lot of Christmas shopping done.

Paratransit service is provided to persons who, because of their disabilities, are unable to independently travel on the public transit system.

“It’s fantastic! If I had to take cabs I couldn’t afford it,” said Judy Sklarek.

Judy is a former nurse and Air Force veteran who is also blind.  She loves the paratransit!

“It’s independence,” exclaimed Sklarek.

RTA is proud to be one of the first transit authorities in the nation to operate a bus fleet that is totally accessible.

If you would like to apply for paratransit service click HERE.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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