A week ago the University announced its decision to opt out of EMSAcare, which would have footed the bill for ambulance rides from TU. While many students are voicing their dissatisfaction with the choice, some see it as a business opportunity.
Sophomores Moe Bial and Minnie Baggs of Baggs-Bial Transit have expanded their transit service to include emergency rides to your chosen hospital.
Baggs and Bial started their transit service during the second semester of their freshman year when they realized there was money to be made by offering an alternative to Tulsa Transit.
When asked about their decision to expand their services to emergency care, Baggs said, “It just made sense, we saw a need that wasn’t being filled, and decided to fill it.”
Baggs-Bial Transit advertises comparable equipment to that of an ambulance. Bial said, “I mean, we’re not technically allowed to administer oxygen, but I have one of my grandma’s half empty tanks. And we don’t have a defibrillator, but I keep an old car battery and a set of jumper cables, so….”
“It doesn’t cost $1300,” Baggs followed up.
When asked about her experience with Baggs-Bial emergency transit, Junior Anita Ride said, “I was thoroughly impressed with the great service.
When I heard that TU had opted out of EMSAcare, I was really rethinking my decision to have an aneurysm on campus, but with Baggs-Bial I got mediocre, affordable service complete with The 100 Percent Survival Guarantee®!”
Sophomore Carrie Mie followed up with, “Yeah, the EMTs said I almost died because they didn’t have any Epinephrine for my allergy attack, but the benedryl they gave me kept me mostly alive, and hey, now I can pay my tuition.”
Baggs-Bial Transit offers emergency services whenever Bial doesn’t have class. Get a friend to flag them down at the stoplight on 6th and Delaware. And if they aren’t there, you should probably call 911.