County commissioners ordered Metro Mobility Management Group, the troubled provider of paratransit services, to find one or more companies to help it provide acceptable service to elderly and disabled riders. Commissioners gave Metro until Nov. 5 to present them with a working transition plan.
Commissioners put aside a decision on what to do about $2.2 million in fines Metro accumulated through almost a year of late vans, poor vehicle maintenance and other serious flaws, but they agreed that Metro should pay some portion of the fines. They asked county staff members to provide them with options on how to handle the fines when they meet in November.
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What the Post reported
Post reporter Lona O’Connor was the first to report in October the numerous complaints filed with Palm Tran Connection since Palm Tran hired a single company instead of three to provide service.