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After a discussion last week with ...
After a discussion last week with Mary Habig, Director of CRT, the decision to reinstate a later run on the Redline was made.
This reinstatement has already occurred.
Mary Habig also agreed to come to this meeting to hear additional concerns and to explain the changes to the system and the reasons for the changes.
Mary Habig, executive ...
Mary Habig, executive director of CRT, said the money belongs to Rockingham.
She said the number of out-of-town medical trips provided to elderly and disabled individuals fluctuates every year based on the amount of funding CRT receives.
She said as few as two rides per month have been provided in the past.
The decision was made in June at a stakeholders meeting of Vermont's elderly and disabled transportation program, Habig
, which Habig
said also receives money from the 30 towns it serves, provides certain people with rides to medical appointments when they are unable to get there any other way.
said the service is for people 60 years or older and those with a disability that affects one major life
said people needing treatments like chemotherapy will still receive as many trips as necessary.
"We just have to spread the dollar," she
"And that's what we're doing."
At a joint meeting of the Rockingham Selectboard and Bellows Falls
Board of Trustees on May 29, Habig
hired Tom Appel months ago as municipal manager for the planned facility and an extension on the building.
The park-and-ride, set for a one-and-a-half-acre piece of land, will also have a paved parking lot, though Habig
said it is still very much in the planning stages.
said it would have spots for at least 90 vehicles and a 4,600-square-foot facility for bus storage.
When Trustee Andrew Smith asked if there was a need for an indoor space for the buses, Habig said not having one would invite crime, expose the buses to the harsh elements of Vermont weather and increase the risk of vandalism.
later said CRT
built a facility a few years ago in anticipation of the proposed park-and-ride.
That facility has bathrooms and fliers and brochures to advertise local businesses, she
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Fifteen people showed up at the ...
Fifteen people showed up at the Millstream Community Center on Thursday evening to hear from CRT Executive Director Mary Habig and Operations Manager Brian Waterman and Southwest Region Planning Commission Principal Planner JB Mack.
chimed in and said it is very difficult to change schedules, even if it is desired.
"There needs to be a huge demand.
We can't just start changing schedules because somebody doesn't like this time and would rather have this time," she
"There's got to be a demand for that."
also said there will be a paratransit service for individuals whose physical disabilities don't permit them to get to a bus stop.
said a one-day reservation is required for every trip.
The fare is $2, she
All the buses are wheelchair-accessible and will have a spot in the front for two or three bicycles, Habig
When someone asked how drivers will know when to stop, the CRT officials said anyone waiting needs only to gesture to the drivers, who will stop as long as it is safe to do so.
A woman asked if any kiosks will be set up to shelter waiting riders from inclement weather.
will not provide any such kiosks, Habig
said that could be a great project for any workshop looking to do some community service.
also said she
has worked in Vermont for two-and-a-half years and service has just once been canceled due to poor weather conditions.
"It's a lively bunch here," Habig
said with a smile after the meeting.
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