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September 10, 2013 > Newark and Fremont form paratransit partnership

Newark and Fremont form paratransit partnership

Submitted By David Zehnder

Effective September 3, the cities of Newark and Fremont embarked on a new partnership to deliver high-quality and affordable paratransit services to seniors and disabled adults. Under a contract for services agreement, the City of Fremont will provide service to Newark Paratransit riders through a contract with MV Transportation. The City of Fremont has contracted paratransit services through MV Transportation since 2004.

Newark Paratransit riders will benefit from enhanced services including:

Expanded hours of operation. Rides can be scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Expanded service area now includes all of Fremont, Union City and Newark.

Expanded reservation and dispatch system. Reservation can be made anytime Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paratransit trip vouchers are now available for purchase at the Newark Senior Center, Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center and Fremont Human Services. Trip voucher books are $20 and contain 8 one-way tickets ($2.50 per one-way ride). Qualified seniors and disabled riders may purchase up to 26 books per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Funding for local paratransit programs is provided through Measure B. For further information about the Newark and Fremont paratransit programs, please contact the Fremont Paratransit Program Office at (510) 574-2053.

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