February 2012

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To Our Favorite Customer,

Winter is out there somewhere, but Spring is here in Arizona – along with snowbirds, surprise visitors you haven’t seen in years, allergies(!), Arabians, Spring Training, and “Yes Dear” yard clean-up.

At QTS, we’re in our busiest time of the year. As a small business, investing in our growth is very important. We are hiring new members of our driver team and adding vehicle capacity. As the Arizona economy improves for our customers, our business environment improves as well.

Thank you for your continued support of QTS. Your faith in us allows us to bring the safest, most reliable and responsive, non-emergency transportation to the Valley.

All the best for another great month.

QTS Newsletter Team
602.371.1000

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIZONA – 100 YEARS YOUNG!

Some facts about our favorite state:

 

1. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits-more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).

2. All New England, plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona.

3. Arizona became the 48th state and last of the contiguous states on February 14, 1912.

4. Arizona’s disparate climate can yield both the highest temperature across the nation and the lowest temperature across the nation in the same day.

5. There are more wilderness areas in Arizona than in the entire Midwest. Arizona alone has 90 wilderness areas, while the Midwest has 50.

6. Arizona has 26 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet in elevation.

7. Arizona has the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region.

8. Yuma, Arizona is the country’s highest producer of winter vegetables, especially lettuce.

9. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the nation, covering 113,909 square miles.

10. Out of all the states in the U.S., Arizona has the largest percentage of its land designated as Indian lands.

 

See more at the Arizona Centennial Foundation 2012 – AZ100years.org

MAG – Municipal Aging Services Project – Transportation Priorities
 

In a recent survey of the 55% plus population, Transportation was identified as the most needed service by 30% of respondents. The concern spans all demographics and areas of the county.

Transportation is also identified as the #1 priority for people with disabilities. Over 30% of the population aged 55+ report at least one disability – from hearing impairment to mobility restrictions and obesity.

1.5% of the local population 65+ live in Senior Living Facilities – and growing.

In Maricopa County, the 65+ population is expected to double in the next 10 years – from 700,000 to over 1,500,000. The largest growth will be in the East Valley and Northwest Valley.

More information and in depth data can be found at ims.asmag.gov

Big thank you to MAG for supporting this research and bringing the community together to focus on the issues of the elderly and aging population.

DID YOU EVER WONDER??                          

 

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,

And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, Brides carried abouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom of the bride carrying a bouquet when getting married.

 

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then the sons and any other men living in that household, next are the women, the children, and then finally the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

 

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.

It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, insects, etc.) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and oftentimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.

Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

 

QTS is driven by our mission to provide the best non-emergency medical transportation available.


We have the best on-time performance of any provider (ask to see our data!), one call booking and the fastest and most accurate customer service team (we track that data too!), and immediate detailed email confirmations for every ride (other providers can only dream about this capability!).


Safe, Reliable, and Compassionate Transportation is what we are all about.


Call us at 602.371.1000

 

Email to INFO@QTSaz.com

 

Fax us at 602.371.1007

 

Or book on-line at www.QTSaz.com (easy and secure)

 

 

See you next month,

 

QTS Newsletter Team
Quality Transport Services of Arizona
602.371.1000
Newsletter@QTSaz.com

 

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