The Dial-A-Ride system is overstaffed and doesn’t require CDL certification.But they don’t want to go. That didn’t work so they’ve come back to a more centralized system.The system has 3.7 million boardings a year. Follow him on Twitter @jeffschweers. 217 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 4 COMMENTEMAILMORERead or Share this story: http://on.tdo.com/2kAX0wA TOP VIDEOS Watch it: LCSO investigating suspicious death2:523 tips for avoiding an alligator's snack attack1:11Watch it: Firestone, FSU has sent out requests for proposals and if Star Metro wants to keep the contract, it needs to submit a competitive bid by March 1.If FSU goes with another contractor, Source
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ET Feb. 4, 2017 Buy PhotoWithout enough Star Metro bus drivers, city is paying $100,000na month in overtime.(Photo: Democrat files)Buy Photo 217 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 4 COMMENTEMAILMOREA bus driver shortage is costing the Other revenues come from grants and taxpayers.About 20 percent of the bus service revenue comes from a $3.2 million contract with Florida State University. Some are single moms who find the shorter Dial a Ride schedule more convenient to their needs.“We are sensitive to that, but there is an operational issue at the end of The committee wants to let the nine CDL drivers with seniority at Dial-A-Ride stay there and move the other eight to the fixed routes.The 10 OPS could decide if they want to
Fare revenue is around $800,000.The budget is $15.64 million. Kay Ivey speaks to the press about Jeff Sessions' senate seat0:34Watch it: Torch run kickoff0:22Watch it: FHP recruiting class at Torch Run kickoff0:26Watch it: Elder Care Services director weighs in on If it doesn’t solve the problem by June, he'll switch to his plan.Starting pay is $13.50 an hour, up from $11.07 an hourOPS get no benefits or holidays.Since Lowe took over, Wmata Salaries 2015 But StarMetro doesn’t pay competitive salaries, even after raising the starting pay by more than $2 an hour, from $11.07 an hour to $13.50.He successfully hired 30 drivers, but also let
SUBSCRIBE NOWto get full accessNewsSportsNolesportsTLHLimelightOpinionObituariesArchivesInsiderUSA TODAYPhoto/VideoPolicy & PoliticsSubscribeMoreNewsSportsNolesportsTLHLimelightOpinionObituariesArchivesInsiderUSA TODAYPhoto/VideoPolicy & PoliticsSubscribeFollowSearchFireflyHi Already a subscriber?Log inSubscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device.Subscribe Of the 27 drivers, 17 are full-time and 10 are OPS, or temporary short-timers without benefits. Currently, it only has 132 drivers.Lowe is struggling to find and keep 33 new qualified drivers.Fixed route operators must have their CDL certification, a requirement of federal law.