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City Approves Provider for Operation Uplift


DECATUR- Operation Uplift helps people with disabilities get around town.  And Monday night the Decatur city council approved a change to that program.

Through Operation Uplift people with disabilities get picked up at home and dropped off at their destination.   For the first time ever, now there are three companies, along with city vehicles, taking those customers from A to B.

City Council approved a proposal from A-OK Travel Network Incorporated.  Now that company's shuttles can pick up riders through the program.

It costs customers, who qualify through the city, two dollars for a ride and the city will pay the company 8 dollars to make up the difference.

Operation Uplift provides roughly 35 thousand rides a year and now there will be more vehicles out on the roads to service those riders.

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