TransIT accepting input on proposed taxi voucher program

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Kelsi Loos
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Date Published: 07/27/2013

As the time for public comment on TransIT’s proposed taxi voucher program comes to a close, director Nancy Norris wants to keep the conversation focused on service, not controversy. Some people, like Emmitsburg resident Catherine Forrence, have doubts about the proposal that would allow elderly or disabled residents to buy $10 debit cards pre-loaded with $60 for cab fare. Forrence emailed Pat Rosensteel, director of the county Citizen Services Division, stating that taxis are not an adequate substitute for TransIT-plus service because of the complications surrounding liability for riders in wheelchairs and other issues.