Newtrax transportation service blooms from partnership and innovation

Newtrax bus with lift in back Newtrax is an innovative partnership created in 2011 between two long-established day training and habilitation (DT&H) nonprofits, PAI and Merrick, Inc., to increase the efficiency of transportation services to the persons with disabilities they serve.

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Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA)

The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCOTA) was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2010 (MN Statute 2010 174.285) to "study, evaluate, oversee, and make recommendations to improve the coordination, availability, accessibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety of transportation services provided to the transit public."

Upcoming Meetings:

MCOTA Regular Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2020
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Remote connection instructions:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://umn.zoom.us/j/495285640 (if you have audio through your computer speaker or headphones)
OR dial by phone either: +1 646 558 8656 OR +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 495 285 640
Please mute the speaker on your computer/personal device unless you are talking. For phones, press *6 to mute or unmute.

Meeting materials:

This is an open meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or to call in; each meeting includes time for public comments. See MCOTA's Guidelines for Public Comment for more information.

MCOTA usually meets bi-monthly on a Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Planned meetings may be cancelled, so please refer to this website for scheduling updates.

Future 2020-2021 meetings are currently planned for: Nov 18, Jan 27, Mar 24, May 26

Heartland Express paratransit bus and driver with customer using a wheelchair