MTM, Inc. announced today that starting November 5, 2014, it began operating a new deviated fixed route transportation service in Florida, the South County Route. This service provides transportation from Martin County to Palm Beach County, an area previously unserved by public transit and other types of transportation service.
“Prior to the South County Route implementation, residents in this area relied on expensive, sometimes unreliable cabs for transportation to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, and other life-sustaining and -enhancing services,” said Lisa Sanders, MTM’s Florida Program Director. “Now, the South County Route provides residents with free transportation in their community, allowing us to help expand mobility options for individuals with disabilities.”
The project was supported through Florida’s Shirley Conroy grant program. Under this program, MTM was awarded two 14-passenger, wheelchair lift vehicles to use for the route. On its first day of service, the route transported 25 passengers.
The South County Route operates on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information on the service, call MTM’s local office at 1-866-836-7034 or visit www.mtm-inc.net/martincounty.
MTM is a medical and transportation management company that removes community barriers for six and a half million people annually in 28 states and the District of Columbia. MTM manages transportation, home and community based services, call center activities, ambulance claims, and functional assessments and travel training for state and county governments, Medicaid and Medicare managed care organizations, and healthcare providers. These entities rely on MTM to meet quality and safety standards while containing costs. MTM operates nine customer service centers that process eight million calls and schedule ten million trips per year. Founded in 1995, MTM is a privately held, woman-owned business enterprise.