Paratransit is a shared ride service that operates on a fixed schedule. This service is for getting students, faculty and staff between the A&M campus and their local residences.
Since it is a curb-to-curb service, no assistance is provided to the individual between the door of their starting point or destination.
Paratransit vehicles may go into driveways or parking lots if such action can be executed safely.
Paratransit service is available to qualified students, faculty and staff who live within 5 miles of a fixed-route.
The goal of The Texas A&M University Transportation Services Paratransit is to more closely “mirror” regular bus service.
As such, Paratransit Service is only available during the hours that the fixed-route service operates.
Changes or modifications in the fixed-route service hours and schedules may be reflected in the Paratransit service.
If a fee is required to use the fixed-route service, that same fee shall be charged to riders of the Paratransit.
The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a civil rights bill, was designed to remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in American society.
Under the ADA, agencies, which operate fixed-route transit system, are required to provide curb-to-curb, demand responsive service that “mirrors” their fixed-route service.
This service is a “safety net“; it is only for those persons who do not have the functional capability to ride the fixed-route buses. This service is called Paratransit.
Rates apply only to faculty and staff. Students pay for this service through the advancement fee.
Effective the PARA Transit fee for staff will increase by 3%.