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Supervisors taken for a ride

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

Gila County — Gila County Supervisors gave their approval last week as the final step in making the Cobre Valley Community Transit system more effective.

The board granted $25,000 to the Town of Miami, which administers the program. Miami Town Manager Jerry Barnes told the supervisors about a study done through the Arizona Department of Transportation earlier this year.

The study concluded that what is currently referred to as the “Dial-a-Ride” system can be easily converted into a “deviated fixed route system.” The two mini vans currently in use will follow a specific route starting on each end of the county. Meanwhile, there will be smaller vehicles picking up passengers within three-quarters of a mile from the main route. These vehicles will serve people with disabilities or other circumstances that make it impossible for them to come to the fixed route.

For the complete article see the 11-21-2012 issue.

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