Posted by Chapin on Mar 04 2010
Hinesburg Rides, an energized group of residents, business leaders and public officials, is working to provide better transportation options for their town.
The group successfully championed a 2010 Town Meeting vote to get Hinesburg to join CCTA. There are three components of Hinesburg Rides: Volunteer Driver program, Rideshare program, and Employer Partnership / Public Transit program.
- Under the Volunteer Driver program, volunteers provide rides to the elderly and/or disabled, anyone who is without a car of any age, to get to doctor’s appointments, therapy, shopping, etc.
- Under the Rideshare program, we have just launched a website for carpooling, casual rideshare, etc. This website is also compatible with Go Vermont. The third program, Employer Partnership/Public Transit Program, is a very exciting program right now.
- A joint proposal by CCTA and ACTR has been made to provide bus service to Hinesburg. Residents at Town Meeting voted to join CCTA and to fund the first five months of service. Although, there apparently is no new start-up funding for bus routes available in this year’s state budget, Hinesburg Rides will work to find a way to get this service started.
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