Mary Habig, executive director of CRT, said the money belongs to Rockingham.
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
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