The members of the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit
Association, along with our peers in the transportation industry, can be
creative. They brand their vehicles with bright colors and clever slogans while
dreaming up new promotions and navigating tough challenges.
Our colleagues providing transportation services for people
with disabilities have taken it a step further, and have us asking, what’s in a
They’ve taken it upon themselves to rename their fleets. So,
we wanted to know, which paratransit name reigns supreme? We asked our Twitter
followers that question in an unscientific poll conducted last month. Our
nominees were Bionic Bus, Cherry Lyft, Handy Bus, and the always-present Other.
Which one took first place? The Cherry Lift.
We at TLPA thought the Bionic Bus would surely win the vote,
but the Cherry Lyft snuck ahead at the last minute and took the top spot with
28 percent of the 206 votes. The Bionic Bus came in second, with 27 percent of
the vote, and all Other came in third, with 24 percent of the vote. Handy Bus garnered
21 percent of the vote.
Our followers chimed in with their own suggestions,
including Golden Empire Transit’s system, called GET-A-Lift. (Not bad. Not bad
What do you think?
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