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MURRAY – The Murray Calloway Transit Authority Board of Administrators went over election day rider figures throughout its month-to-month assembly this week.
“We did election day rides, however since they had been doing early voting, we had been taking folks the week prior each time they referred to as to go vote,” mentioned MCTA Govt Director Rodney Skinner. “For that week prior and for election day, we had 53 riders complete.”
Skinner additionally reviewed the ridership figures for October. He mentioned 3,330 complete riders was a bit down in comparison with September, although the variety of on-demand riders was up by 82. Route CR-1 was up by 15, however the CR-2 route and the Gold Route had been down. He mentioned there have been a couple of extra out-of-town journeys, so gas utilization was up a bit.
Going over the night service numbers, Skinner mentioned there have been 39 passengers in October, which was up from 18 in September. He famous that October had 5 Saturdays, whereas September had 4 Saturdays.
“Hopefully, that development continues and we transfer up on the Saturday route,” Skinner mentioned.
The board additionally reviewed its contract income for October. Skinner mentioned the MCTA acquired $55,131 from Inexperienced River Intra-county Transit System (GRITS); $6,000 from Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance coverage (KEMI); $3,500 from Spring Creek Well being Care Expert Nursing & Rehab Heart and $1,667 from Station 74.
Skinner mentioned the quantity from GRITS had elevated just lately as a result of up till final month, its Medicaid dealer was giving MCTA a share of its reported March complete, which was the final full month earlier than the pandemic. He mentioned the dealer determined to double that quantity final month. He mentioned that regardless that MCTA remains to be not doing the numbers it did earlier than pandemic, it’s doing greater than it did to start with, so this month’s complete is nearer to what MCTA would usually obtain from GRITS. He mentioned he doesn’t understand how lengthy that can final, however it’s going to not less than proceed subsequent month.
As ordinary, MCTA can be closed for Thanksgiving, however this 12 months, Skinner mentioned they might be closed on the Friday and Saturday after the vacation as nicely. Sufferers needing dialysis, nonetheless, will nonetheless be served.
“We often simply run a skeleton crew, and proper now, all we’re doing is a skeleton crew anyway, so we simply determined to let the fellows have the weekend off,” Skinner mentioned. “We can be doing dialysis nonetheless, however that would be the solely factor that’s working on that weekend. Dialysis has an altered schedule with the vacation, so we’re really having some Sunday dialysis, which matches on subsequent week additionally.”
When requested, Skinner mentioned mentioned he presently has no plans to carry again any extra workers.
“The load hasn’t modified, so I don’t anticipate altering something so far as staffing goes,” he mentioned.
The MCTA will meet by way of Zoom once more subsequent month at 9 a.m. Dec. 15. Board Chair Jim Clinger requested board members whether or not they needed to proceed assembly on Zoom or attempt to meet in individual.
“As a lot as I’d prefer to be again, with Calloway nonetheless being within the purple, I believe the governor’s issued steerage for staying as socially distanced as potential,” mentioned board member Adam Wade. Clinger agreed, saying he hoped a vaccine can be obtainable quickly.
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