Thanks Robert for all your hard work. If we could address problems with Big Bend Transit at some point in the future, I'd be eternally grateful "). Tinetta Cooper On 4/11/13, wanda stokley <wandastokley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Thanks Robert for willing to take the time and do the hard work to help > folks out in the community. It really has been a long time coming. > > > > Wanda > > > > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf > Of Easy Talk > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:49 PM > To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [tabi] update on Dial A Ride > > > > Just wanted to keep you all posted. > > > > To day I had a phone conference with Andrea Rosser, Ivan Maldonado and Jan > Hudson with Dial A Ride to express our concerns. They were very concerned > with our problems and are willing to work with us to resolve them. We > should be getting an official response soon that will address our issues > and the measures they will take to correct the problems. As far as the 20 > minute rule to check to see if you are on the schedule and the 30 minute > rule to check on the status of your ride, this wasn't any thing anyone on > the call was aware of. They are going to try to find out where this came > from and hopefully do away with it. Dar is also going to be implementing a > new software program that will allow you to schedule your trip on line and > also check the status and location of the vehicle that is scheduled to pick > you up. The software is expected to be implemented in 6 to 9 months. I > did > ask that it be beta tested by people using assistive technology and was > assured it would. Dial A Ride has worked out an agreement with Big Bend > Transit to assist in handling the over flow and over booking of riders > until > additional vehicles and drivers can be purchased and higher to meet the > increased demands. They have already budgeted for 3 new vehicles. > > > > We also talked about the roodness of reservationist and the fact that > people are lied to about the status of there trip. I suggested that a > confirmation number be given when you call to schedule a trip so there is > no > question that you actually scheduled the trip. Also the new software I > mentioned above should also allow them to record your call when you call to > schedule a trip. > > > > I Also took the opportunity to stress the need for tactual markings at bus > stops and I think the point was made and well received. > > > > I'll keep you posted as I learn more. > > > > Robert > > > > > > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.