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Due to the recent increases in gasoline prices, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved the addition of a fuel surcharge starting on April 1, 2011, and subject to change on the first of each month thereafter. Fares will be updated here as soon as we receive notification of the approved monthly surcharge.
As Community Transit, a not for profit charitable organization, celebrates a 28 year journey of increasing the mobility and independence of senior citizens, persons with disabilities in Delaware County, I'd like to take a look back to see how far we have traveled.
Community Transit began in 1983 as the Delaware County Transportation Consortium when the county coordinated the transportation needs of a dozen human service agencies. Service was initiated in April 1983 with a fleet of 18 aged vehicles and 25 employees.
Today, Community Transit has grown to nearly 130 employees and a fleet of 90 vehicles providing 2,167 trips every weekday. We have gone from hand typing driver's schedules to a state of the art computer network that enables us to streamline our services. Our new telephone system enables customer service representatives to respond quickly to your call, as well as to call you the evening before your scheduled trip. Our drivers are carefully screened and receive intensive training to prepare them to provide you with safe transportation.
As we move forward on this journey, we are constantly exploring new technologies to help improve our service as well as to run more efficiently. Our most important goal is to always exceed your expectations and to make your experience with us even better.
In 1983 Community Transit provided 124,708 trips that first year. In 2010, Community Transit provided 550,418 trips. While we face obstacles such as rising fuel and insurance costs, we are more focused than ever on traveling onward. We invite you to come along for the ride!
David M. Trout