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December 23, 2013

N.J. county free senior shuttle celebrates milestone

The program expanded to provide service to disabled and low-income residents, as well as deliver Meals on Wheels.


May 18, 2011

Ill. transit to improve bus stops for disabled riders

FTA grant will enable the Rockford Mass Transit District to add 17 new bus shelters along key routes. The agency has seen a recent spike in senior riders and riders in wheelchairs.


May 10, 2010

APTA: PT needs additional $3.9B annually for seniors

Study highlights the need for an increase in operations to address the growing senior population. This includes more bus operator training, incorporating travel needs of older people in route planning and stop placement, and coordination with other agencies and transportation providers.


April 22, 2010

Bill limiting free senior rides fails in Senate

Chicago Senate Executive Committee votes down move to eliminate free bus and train rides for all but low-income senior citizens.


March 24, 2010

Web Extra: Utah partners with company to transport seniors

Launched in January, the Seniors Out and About transportation service picks up seniors at their homes and takes them anywhere in the Provo-Orem area on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.


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