MTA says it will give nonprofit groups vehicles to transport their elderly and disabled clients

July 22, 1996|By Jackie Powder | Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF

The state Mass Transit Administration has announced that it will provide six vans and buses to three local private, nonprofit agencies that serve people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Carroll Transit, The Arc of Carroll County and Change Inc. will use the vehicles to transport clients to medical, educational and recreational activities throughout the area, state transportation officials said.

The small buses and raised-roof vans, which cost $236,785, are scheduled for delivery in the fall. The six vehicles are among 36 to be distributed by the MTA to private, nonprofit organizations across the state.

Carroll Transit, which provides transportation for elderly and disabled people, will receive four vehicles: two $44,276, wheelchair-accessible, 14-passenger buses; one $33,777 raised-roof van for 12 passengers; and one $32,660, wheelchair accessible, raised-roof van for seven passengers.

The Arc of Carroll County, which offers employment opportunities and job training for developmentally disabled adults, will receive one $40,493 wheelchair-accessible, 14-passenger bus to transport more than 200 clients to jobs and other daily activities.

"This bus will be replacing a vehicle with about 200,000 miles on it," said The Arc of Carroll County Director Tim Atkinson.

Change Inc., which provides day programs, counseling and family support services for adults with developmental disabilities, will receive a $41,303, wheelchair-accessible, 14-passenger bus.

Pub Date: 7/22/96

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