Starting November 1, 2015 a new Community Transportation Coordinator, MV Transportation, Inc., will provide transportation services to Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties through the statewide Transportation Disadvantaged Program and federally funded public transportation services. Previously, transportation services were scheduled by TransDev Transportation, Inc.
MV Transportation was selected through a mandated selection process that takes place every five years. Their contract extends through 2020. As the Community Transportation Coordinator, MV Transportation, Inc. will provide oversight and contract with the operators who provide the direct transportation service to citizens. The company currently provides services throughout Florida and is a nationally recognized service provider.
As the Designated Official Planning Agency, the Central Florida Regional Planning Organization (CFRPC) is working with both companies through the transition of service to ensure there is no break in service delivery for citizens. “If everything goes as planned, most people will not even know there has been a change,” stated Marcia Staszko, Transportation Disadvantaged Director of CFRPC. “Clients and agencies will even be able to access services using the same phone numbers they have always used.”
An informational meeting has been planned for citizens and organizations that access transportation through the Community Transportation Program to learn about the new company and meet the local staff of MV Transportation.
What: Meet the new Community Transportation Coordinator
When: October 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Where: CareerSource Heartland, 5901 U.S. Highway 27, South, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870
The goal of the statewide program is to ensure the availability of safe, efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties with an emphasis on providing services to citizens that are transportation disadvantaged.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or family status. Persons requiring accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or language translation, free of charge should contact Marcia Staszko, CFRPC Title VI Liaison, 863-534-7130 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days prior to the event.