The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

New, larger Dial-A-Bus opens doors to more riders


April 19, 2016

DIAL-A-BUS driver Karen McMillen demonstrates the head room in the new van used for the shuttle service as Linn Shuttle Director Ken Bronson moves seats.

Linn Shuttle’s new Dial-a-Bus van will open doors for people who might have had trouble using the service in the past, Ken Bronson says.

Bronson, who directs the shuttle service operations out of the Sweet Home Senior Center, said the new 11-passenger Ford Transit van is bigger and better-equipped for disabled riders than the old Dodge Caravan the service has been using since 2011.

The $65,000 gasoline-powered van was funded by a Federal Transportation Authority Section 5339 grant that provides capital funding for public transit. Bronson said he actually applied for the grant 18 months...

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