83. A transit authority may provide services adapted to the needs of mobility impaired persons or enter into a contract for the provision of such services with any carrier, any taxi permit holder or any service association comprising such holders.
Where the services are intended for handicapped persons, a contract under this section is not subject to a formal awarding procedure. In addition, the members of the board of directors of a transit authority may unanimously request the entreprise registrar to constitute, by letters patent, a non-profit legal person having as its primary object the operation, on behalf of the transit authority, of transportation services adapted to the needs of handicapped persons. The transit authority may also, if all the members consent thereto, enter into a contract with a non-profit legal person whose primary object is to provide transportation services adapted to the needs of handicapped persons.
At least one member of the transit authority shall sit on the board of directors of a legal person referred to in the second paragraph and the transit authority shall assume any operating deficit.
2001, c. 23, s. 83; 2002, c. 45, s. 701.