At its December 15 meeting, the Littleton City Council voted unanimously to take an outsourcing partnership approach to provide senior and disabled transportation services in 2021.
The city's Omnibus and Shopping Cart buses have been shuttered for most of 2020 due to the pandemic's social distancing requirements and safer at home recommendations, especially where vulnerable populations are concerned. Several of the bus drivers took advantage of an early retirement program and the staff then took the opportunity to take a closer look at the programs.
Staff determined that contracting for the services was the most cost-effective solution when it is safe to resume service. The city will experience cost savings by only paying for hours used, increased flexibility in response to demand, and additional technology to optimize routes and analyze rider usage. The budget for 2021 is $200,000.
Details about the new program will be posted on this page when available.