City of Melfort changes rates and boundaries for Special Needs Transit

By Aaron Schulze
July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

The City of Melfort announced the handi-van will travel outside the 40 km city limits for the handi-van, although adjusted the rates for longer travel.

A review from the Special Needs Transit Committee determined the van was being used for more out of town highway travel.

Mayor Rick Lang told northeastNOW the city isn’t opposed for the van to drive out of city limits.

“There needs to be some cognisant reasoning as to how we are going to replace the van when it’s no longer usable,” Lang said. “If a van is being used for something that it wasn’t originally intended for, we’re not going to say no, but we’re going to make sure the whole process is compensated accordingly.”

Some of the rate changes included raising the additional mileage fee for trips outside of city limits from $0.75 to $2.20/km, an extended fee of $25 per call-out between 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and charter service of $75 per hour plus mileage rates if applicable.

The city also announced that during extreme weather conditions, the driver of the handi-van can limit service for non-essential requests.

 

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