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County To Get New Paratransit Provider

It looks like there will be a new provider of transportation for the elderly and disabled in western Nevada County. The Transit Services Commission, which is a joint body of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Nevada County officials, has decided to accept a Request for Proposal by a company called Paratransit Services. Gold Country Telecare, which has provided the service for the last 13 years, did not submit a proposal. Gold Country Telecare Executive Director Dave Walker says conditions have changed, and urged the commission to re-open the process…

Listen to Dave Walker

However, the proposal from the new company certifies that the County provide the buses. County Public Works Director Steve Castleberry says that’s not unusual…

Listen to Steve Castleberry

The Commission voted unanimously to begin negotiations with Paratransit Services, and also authorized the purchase of four A-D-A accessible vans, with a plan for addition purchases in the future. Funding of the buses would come from state and federal dollars. The current contract with Gold Country Telecare expires June 30.

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