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On the agenda: Paratransit gets attention

This week’s Birmingham City Council agenda is light – 15 pages – but it contains a major first reading today.

Items 6 & 7 (on page 3) provide the framework for our local transit authority to continue to provide paratransit service to patients in the region. The $1.77 million being pulled from the money already allocated to the transit authority earlier in the city’s budget will provide new buses for the BJCTA’s¬†aging paratransit fleet. There is additional service provided by ClasTran, but they’ve been¬†feeling the effects of the economic downturn.

This morning’s Birmingham News makes it sound like there’s going to be a delay on the vote due to the fact that it’s a reorganization of where funds are going instead of additional funding for the agency.