The Capital Area Transit Paratransit Division provides door-to-door services to about 190,000 senior citizens, people with disabilities and low-income riders per year.
Recently, those riders saw some brand new vehicles.
CAT said Tuesday the division upgraded its vehicle fleet in recent weeks with 10 new, specially modified, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant Paratransit buses.
“Our services connect tens of thousands of people with disabilities and senior citizens without fixed route bus service, to their medical appointments, employment, human service and mental health programs, as well as social, recreational destinations, and grocery and other shopping needs,” said Bill Jones, CAT general manager.
CAT has provided Paratransit community services in Dauphin County, the City of Harrisburg, and parts of Cumberland County since 1998, when Dauphin County transferred operations of Paratransit services to CAT.
The new fleet of Paratransit vehicles is fully accessible and can transport 14 people, including up to four people using wheelchairs. The vehicles, which cost about $58,000 each, are funded by federal and state grants.
To determine if anyone is eligible for CAT Paratransit shared ride services, call 232-6100 or visit CAT offices at 901 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17101.
CAT will also kick off its 40th anniversary celebration Wednesday morning.