The Transportation Alliance (TTA) announced in June that more than $273,000 in new educational scholarships became available for taxi and livery fleets and their drivers in Massachusetts. Funded through a grant from MassDevelopment, the scholarships pay up to $1,250 per fleet and $150 per driver for courses aimed at improving safety and service quality.
Fleets and drivers may apply for any program that enhances safety or service and are subject to approval by the TTA. The TTA has already pre-approved non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) company accreditation programs offered by the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) for both drivers and fleets.
“Through these scholarships, we hope to provide opportunities to dedicated, professional fleets and their drivers that not only expand on their knowledge and skills, but also give them more resources so they can serve their communities to the best of their ability,” said TTA President Nick Cambas.
Applications for both fleets and drivers may be found online, and are also available at RideLocalMA.com. Scholarships will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are fully expended.
Source: The Transportation Alliance