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Press Release- El Dorado Hills Taxi Voucher Program Discontinuance

                                     Press Release

                              For Immediate Release


Date:               December 15, 2017

From:              El Dorado County Transit Authority

  Brian James, Planning and Marketing Manager

  (530) 642-5383, Extension 201


                                  El Dorado Hills Taxi Voucher Program Discontinuance

Diamond Springs, CA, December 15, 2017 –

The El Dorado Hills Taxi Voucher Program is being discontinued effective February 10, 2018. El Dorado Transit and Gold Rush Taxi have provided this service to the residents of El Dorado Hills since October 2015.

Taxi vouchers will continue to be sold at distribution sites until December 31, 2017. Passengers may use Taxi Vouchers (valued at $3.00) to ride with Gold Rush Taxi until the end of business on February 10, 2018.

To provide transportation after February 10, 2018, El Dorado Transit will make more rides available using the Dial-a-Ride service. Passengers may use the vouchers as full fare on El Dorado Transit Dial-a-Ride in the El Dorado Hills Taxi Voucher service area through June 30, 2018.

Refund requests will be accepted through June 30, 2018. Program participants are asked to mail a completed reimbursement form and the unused Taxi Vouchers to El Dorado Transit at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619.      EDH Taxi Voucher Reimbursement Form

El Dorado Transit is currently developing a Request for Proposals that will be sent to all taxi companies in the area with the intent of launching the Taxi Voucher service in El Dorado Hills under a new contract.


                                                      About El Dorado Transit

El Dorado Transit has been providing public transportation to the western slope of El Dorado County since 1975. Initially started as a small service in the Placerville area, El Dorado Transit now serves an average of 400,000 customers per year through fixed route, commuter and demand response services.###