WISCONSIN'S 16(B)(2) CONTRACTING PROGRAM GIVES OPERATORS A FAIR CHANCE

The Section 16(b)(2) federal funds for the State of Wisconsin are made available so that private for-profit taxicab/paratransit operators can obtain elderly/handicapped transportation equipment through a formalized procedure. The state produces a booklet giving details of the funding process. The agency seeking such an equipment grant must advertise to transportation providers its intention to make an application and specify the service area, number and type of vehicles necessary, and number of wheelchair spaces to be allocated. A proposed schedule and lease conditions then be submitted to providers, both profit and non-profit. A case study of this process is given. A cab operator in Green Bay, WI, has a lease with the local American Red Cross chapter. The original plan had been for Red Cross to institute an in-house operation. The taxi operator will now provide specialized transport of elderly and handicapped utilizing the vehicle purchased by Red Cross with state funds. The local taxi operator has expressed satisfaction with the process.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • TAXICAB MANAGEMENT
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: International Taxicab Association
    • ISSN: 0040-0426

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM