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Wash. transit wants more seniors to benefit from fixed route

Posted on November 2, 2015

Whatcom Transportation Authority
Whatcom Transportation Authority

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Whatcom Transportation Authority would like more seniors to benefit from its fixed bus routes, The Bellingham Herald reported.

Only about 5% of riders on WTA’s fixed bus routes in Whatcom County are over 65. In contrast to senior’s relatively low ridership on fixed routes, more than 1,700 people over 65 use WTA’s paratransit service, the report said.

The agency is trying to promote the benefits of using the service, including spontaneity, greater independence and social connections, as well as the features of the fixed-route fleet, such as priority seating for elderly and disabled riders, and wheelchair securement stations, according to The Bellingham Herald.

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