Douglas County's growing senior population and adults with disabilities will see improved transportation services thanks to a $494,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration.
The grant, received by Douglas County, will fund door-to-door, demand-response transportation services through the end of the year, according to a news release. All Douglas County seniors and adults with disabilities, regardless of geographic location, are eligible to receive these transportation services from this grant through a Douglas County administered program.
The grant-supported services will provide access to resources including medical care, employment, and recreation, thus contributing to the individual's quality of life, the release said.
The Board of County Commissioners approved the grant agreement at the Dec. 17 business meeting.
“This program helps seniors stay in their homes, where we know they have a better quality of life,” Commissioner Lora Thomas said at the meeting, the release said. “Access to transportation gives residents a sense of freedom that can make all the difference.”
CDOT distributes these funds as part of the Federal Transit Administration Mobility Management Grant, which aims to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options, the release said.
Individuals seeking transit services may contact 303-660-7519 or visit the county's transportation page at www.douglas.co.us/community/transportation.
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