June 2, 2015

Caliber Patient Care

NEMT - Caliber Patient Care is a national franchised provider of local and long-distance non-emergency medical transportation services. Their trained professionals (certified in CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving) provide wheelchair accessible services from the "bedside-to-doctorside". As well, stretcher services staffed by certified EMT’s are available in selected cities. Caliber Patient Care is currently offering franchise opportunities. At present, they are operating in the following locations: Nashville, TN; Cape Cod, MA; Knoxville, TN; Raleigh-Durham, NC;  Atlanta, GA ; Chandler, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Syracuse, NY; Fairfield, CT;  Tucson, AZ;  Milwaukee, WI; Corpus Christi, TX; Omaha, NE;  Jacksonville, FL;  Birmingham, AL; Montgomery, AL; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Memphis, TN; Boston, MA; Columbus, OH; Cleveland, OH;  San Jose, CA; and Philadelphia, PA.

May 2, 2015

Non-Profit Spotlight: CCFW Transportation Program

TEXAS - The CCFW Transportation Program of the Catholic Charities Fort Worth provides a variety of shared-ride options throughout Tarrant County, Texas. Since 2012, they have been providing expanded services which include those previously provided by the American Red Cross. These services include transportation to medical appointments, employment, social services, and education for eligible seniors, low income, and individuals with disabilities. In the following video, a client with physical disabilities describes how the CCFW Transportation Program has made a difference in her life.

April 4, 2015

North State Medical Transportation

NORTH CAROLINA - North State Medical Transport was established in 2004 by a group of experienced Wake County paramedics who saw the need in the community to provide further top level medical transportation services in the area. Based in Raleigh, their services include: advanced life support, basic life support, wheelchair vans, and shuttles.

March 22, 2015

News: MTA Facing Class-Action Lawsuit

MARYLAND - A class-action lawsuit has been filed recently against the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) by frustrated users of the MTA Mobility/Paratransit Program. The federal class-action lawsuit filed by the Maryland Disability Law Center alleges "inappropriate denial of eligibility" and excessive wait times on the phone for bookings. The plaintiffs are not seeking damages, but rather for the MTA to make the necessary changes to improve the system.

Class-action lawsuit filed against MTA over Mobility service - WBAL-TV