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Paratransit advisory committee seeks members

A new paratransit advisory committee to improve paratransit travel is seeking members.

The committee will be composed of six to nine members, who may be riders, caregivers, business owners, government and nonprofit representatives and members of the general public. The committee will provide a link between those who use American Disabilities Act paratransit services and Maui Economic Opportunity, which has the contract with Maui County to operate the paratransit system.

Paratransit services are available to persons with disabilities who are unable to ride the regular Maui Bus. The curb-to-curb service is provided by reservation to riders within a three-fourths-mile corridor on each side of Maui Bus fixed routes.

Committee members will voluntarily serve two-year terms and will be selected by a panel that includes MEO and the county Department of Transportation.

The committee will meet four times a year at noon on the first Tuesday of each quarter. The first meeting is scheduled for noon on Oct. 5. Recommendations and feedback from the advisory committee will be forwarded to MEO. Meetings are open to the public.

Those interested in serving on the committee should submit a resume and letter of interest to: Maui Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 2122, Kahului, HI 96733, Attention: Debbie Cabebe.

The application deadline is July 30.

For more information, contact Debbie Cabebe at 249-2990 or debbie.cabebe@meoinc.org.

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