Thanks for all the hard work on behalf of all of us - it sounds like things may get better sometime. I would be willing to be involved in beta testing the new system when the time comes. I agree with the comment referring to the need to address some issues with Big Bend. My experience with them the past 3 months has been significantly better than it was a year or so ago, but still there are problems and issues. Norine -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tinetta Cooper Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 3:51 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: update on Dial A Ride 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. 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.