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We promise to be forward thinking in our use of technologies, our attitudes and our continued practice of safety to become a national transit leader.
Midwest Paratransit Services, Inc. (MPS) pledges that clients and their guests will have access to all programs, services, and benefits without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability or socioeconomic status. MPS will not tolerate discrimination by its employees or entities it contracts with for products and services. MPS prohibits all discriminatory practices. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in relationship to MPS because of your race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or socioeconomic status, you may file a written complaint with MPS at this address:
Midwest Paratransit Services, Inc.
11785 Justen Circle
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Matt Liveringhouse founds the start-up medical transit service AC Transportation at age 25 with one van and a handful of clients. AC Transportation rapidly grew from a two man operation (owner Matt Liveringhouse and Dispatch Manager Jamie Seppanen) into a fleet of ten medical vans. This company provided non-emergency medical transportation to people in the entire Twin City metro area (and throughout the state of Minnesota to include Duluth and Rochester) and worked primarily through Medical Assistance and other insurance providers.
In 1996, AC Transportation was awarded the original Maple Grove Dial-a-Ride, its first Dial-a-Ride service contract.
Midwest Paratransit Services Inc. was created and incorporated in 1997 to concentrate efforts on public transit such as the Maple Grove Dial-a-Ride while AC Transportation focused on non-emergency medical transportation.
The Hopkins Hop-a-Ride Service Contract followed in 1998. The company’s focus was to give the best possible service one customer at a time with an emphasis on safety.
MPS continued to grow in the following years, adding a maintenance department, extending contract resources to meet demand, and in 2001 acquired Clinic Cab, another non-emergency medical transportation company. This allowed both companies to achieve greater economies of scale and enabled MPS to take on new public transit contracts.
MPS was awarded the fixed routes #787 and #788 in Maple Grove in June 2007. This was MPS’s first foray into large bus and regular route service. MPS was offered the Senior Transportation service in the Northwest Suburbs and also the Minnetonka Dial-a-Ride in September of 2007.
MPS creates greater opportunities for growth by accepting to take over the Edina Dial-a-Ride and West Hennepin Dial-a-Ride that resulted in MPS covering almost the entire Hennepin County region for dial-a-ride services.
In November and December of 2009, MPS was awarded the Hennepin County and the Washington/SE Ramsey County Transit Link Dial-a-Ride services from the Metropolitan Council. Transit Link was created by the Met Council to consolidate the different dial-a-ride services in Hennepin County. These additional contracts doubled the size and scope of MPS which now included non-emergency medical transportation, public dial-a-ride transportation, and regular fixed route transit services.
February of 2015 saw the addition of the Dakota County Transit Link Service for MPS. In the fall of 2015, they won the SmartLink Transit service contract in Scott and Carver counties which increased the size of MPS by another 25%. MPS accepted to help the Met Council with the pilot program Airport Connect, which brings workers at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport to and from their jobs. With these additions, MPS becomes a 24 hour – 7 day a week operation.