CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES COMMITTEE DISTRIBUTES RIDER TIPS BROCHURE

Monday, June 19, 2017

Contacts:

Carolyn O’Brien
cmto1967@hotmail.com

Karin Caine
kcaine@cattransit.com

Bob Philbin
rphilbin@cattransit.com

CAPITAL AREA TRANSIT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES COMMITTEE DISTRIBUTES RIDER TIPS BROCHURE

(Harrisburg) – Capital Area Transit (CAT) People with Disabilities (PWD) Advisory Committee has published a People With Disabilities Rider Tips brochure for distribution in July on all CAT Paratransit and Fixed Route buses as well as to organizations and agencies represented on the CAT PWD Committee.

The “Rider Tips” brochure was developed by the Advisory Committee to provide transit riders with disabilities tips on the easy use of CAT paratransit and fixed route buses.  CAT has provided paratransit service to the PWD community since January 1, 1998. CAT currently provides 93% on-time performance paratransit service throughout Dauphin County and the City of Harrisburg.

“The Committee reviewed CAT policy and procedures and based on their experience and ADA guidelines, developed rider tips for how to best use fixed route buses, as well as how to book and use paratransit services and buses efficiently,”  Robert Philbin, CAT spokesperson, said. 

The CAT PWD Advisory Committee has been instrumental in providing recommendations which enhance CAT service and assure PWD ridership input in CAT transit planning, training, and operations.

For a free copy of People With Disabilities Rider Tips, please visit cattransit.com and click on “People With Disabilities” on the home page menu.

Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit fixed-route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.  Visit www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information today.

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