In New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Overhauling Paratransit Practices
Gov. Phil Murphy Oct. 30 signed legislation (S2517), establishing a program to adopt paratransit best practices, requiring greater coordination among paratransit service providers, and establishing regional paratransit coordinating councils.
“Streamlining our paratransit services will finally guarantee our seniors and those with disabilities the safety, ease, reliability, and affordability they have long expected from New Jersey Transit,” stated Murphy. “Seniors and those living with disabilities deserve transportation services that accommodate their needs, and this program will be committed to doing exactly that.”
“Since 2018, New Jersey Transit has been working aggressively to improve service to customers with disabilities through our indispensable Access Link service,” stated New Jersey Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett. “These efforts include the introduction last year of Access Link Online, which now allows customers to schedule rides, pre-pay fares electronically with EZ-Wallet, and check trip status and the estimated time of arrival of pick-up vehicles. This important legislation will help New Jersey Transit build on our many efforts to improve mobility and modernize service for our paratransit service, and we’re grateful for Gov. Murphy’s commitment to our Access Link customers.”
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