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On the Road | a paratransit blog

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Shari Spencer holds an MBA and has served as Assistant Executive Director of ClasTran for the past five years. ClasTran's Board of Directors named her the new Interim Executive Director on October 1st following the previous director's resignation.

The Board is optimistic about ClasTran's future with Executive Director Spencer at the helm, and the staff is excited to see her take on the role.

ClasTran has a few big projects lined up for FY 2020, to improve operational efficiency, increase trip availability, and give riders more ways to schedule trips and pay fare.

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Updated: Aug 5, 2021

ClasTran provided paratransit services to hundreds of senior citizens attending the “I Cared Enough” event which took place at the Bill Harris Arena on Tuesday, November 20th. “I Cared Enough” is an annual, city-wide Thanksgiving outreach that provides a hot meal, entertainment, and many free services to the poor in Birmingham, Alabama. Free groceries, free clothes, and free medical screenings were just some of the services provided. ClasTran is proud to provide better access to events like these for the elderly and disabled in Jefferson County.

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Updated: Aug 5, 2021

ClasTran provided over 165,000 trips during FY 2018, more than ever before. Federal and local funding for the non-profit public transit provider has decreased in recent years, and the management staff has had to find more ways to increase operational efficiency to provide the same level of service.

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