Paratransit is a door-to-door transport service for people with disabilities, and senior citizens who are not able to ride fixed-route public transportation. There are many different types of paratransit within the state of New York however, I only know of three. Able Ride runs throughout Nassau County, and is the one I have the pleasure of using for about three years now. (Do you sense my sarcasm? Since myself, and many others who use paratransit companies like Able Ride, I figured, why not write a listicle on some of the things we go through when using companies like this on a daily basis. Let's get started:
1. Being placed on hold for over 10 minutes
2. When you're unsure if you're on a bus or a rollercoaster because of how much whiplash you're currently getting.
3. Every day is a new adventure with Paratransit.
4. Going on the bus is always a good opportunity to make new friends.
Chances are, the person(s) you're riding with knows one of your friends.