New On-demand Bus Service Starts This Week in Millerton
Reprinted with permission from The Millbrook Independent.
Gayle Hendrickson, a legally-blind resident of Millerton has had severe challenges getting to medical appointments and going shopping over the years. She once walked seven miles to Sharon Hospital to get to an appointment. She still regularly walks three miles round-trip to get to the supermarket. There has been no public transportation to Millerton since January 17th, 2009, when four buses a day came to town as part of the Loop bus system. Since then Gayle has had no public transportation at all.
“The Care Car has helped a lot. For someone like me with no relatives it has been a blessing. It is run by volunteers coordinated through the Northeast Community Center. Without it I would have been totally bereft. It was originally started by the American Red Cross and has been a huge success that we hope will be expanded to every town,” said Ms. Hendrickson, who should know because she used to coordinate and helped inaugurate the service.
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