The City of DeKalb has voted to end their para-transit contract with the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County. For nearly 40 years, VAC has operated buses for DeKalb County residents unable to drive themselves and delivered medication and meals to those in need.
It all boils down to funding. The City of DeKalb is required to perform regular competitive searches for transit services, and then accept the lowest bidder. That lowest bidder turned out to be Transdev Services Inc., the same company that provides buses for the Huskie Line.
VAC’s contract with the city will expire on Dec. 31. The senior vice president of business development for Transdev has said the company will offer anyone laid off at the Voluntary Action Center a job with Transdev.