A taxi scrip program launched by Merced County Transit/The Bus in Atwater and Winton now lets seniors age 65 and older and riders who meet the definition of disabled under the ADA buy higher-value booklets of scrip.
The booklets are valued at $40 for 8, $80 for 16 or $120 for 24. Scrip is used like cash to pay for taxi cab fares. "Previously, riders were limited to $40 scrip a month," Rod Ghearing, transit manager for TheBus, said in a news release. "Due to the high demand from those that have used the service, we have increased the amount to $120."
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For residents in Atwater or Winton who would like to register for the Taxi Scrip Program, contact (209) 726-2729.
For more information regarding programs available through Merced County Transit/The Bus visit http://www.mercedthebus.com/ or call (800) 345-3111.
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Merced County Transit operates fixed-route services Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For route and schedule information, call (209) 725-3813 or visit www.mercedthebus.com.