Urban Transport Expert Explains Paratransit Money Crunch
The Regional Transit Authority and PACE paratransit for the disabled are dealing with problems of their own right now. Last month, the Regional Transit Authority, which funds PACE, the CTA, and Metra, announced an estimated revenue shortfall of over $60 million. By early October, that would leave tens of thousands of PACE patrons in the dust. Joseph DiJohn, PACE's first Executive Director from 1984 to 1998, and current Director of UIC's Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative describes PACE's situation.
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