Van Tran Wants Full-time Employee

FAIRBANKS, Alaska- The Borough Transportation Department wants to hire a new full-time employee for their Van Tran program. They say, it will give dispatchers more time to schedule rides and manage driver hours. The Director of Borough Transportation, Glenn Miller, says most other agencies across the nation follow this model, but we do not. Right now, drivers have fixed schedules and dispatchers must also help people at the transit center downtown. Miller says these inefficiencies can hurt people who need rides. The borough assembly will vote on the ordinance at their meeting this week.