Effective today, March 22, 2013, the Saipan Call-a-Ride program, including its vehicles, will be officially transferred to the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority, according to a CNMI Council on Developmental Disabilities statement yesterday.
The program provides transportation services for people with disabilities and the elderly.
At this time, the operation of the Saipan Call-a-Ride transportation services-currently under a volunteer driver program agreement-will be suspended so COTA could perform vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair work, if necessary.
The suspension will also allow COTA enough time to plan and re-evaluate the volunteer driver program agreement until such time that the Saipan Fixed-Flex Route and Para-Transit Services goes online by the end of this year.
For more information, call COTA's Operations & Maintenance Section at 664-2276 and ask for Steven Pangelinan, Maintenance & Operations coordinator or email email@example.com for operations matter or COTA's Mobility & Transit Section at 664-2276 and ask for Vince Merfalen, Mobility Management & Transit Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions concerning ridership. (PR)