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New Delta Seniors Bus starts service to South Delta June 28, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the new Delta Seniors Bus servicing Ladner and Tsawwassen will pick up its first clients for transportation. Three years ago, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council launched the successful North Delta Seniors Bus, and are excited to now provide the same service to South Delta residents. The extended service is made possible by a $20,000 Age-Friendly Community Planning grant from the Province of British Columbia.

"Our goal when we started the North Delta Seniors Bus was to provide the same safe and accessible service to all seniors in Delta, and I'm so pleased to now be able to offer the service to South Delta residents too," says Mayor Lois E. Jackson. "All people in our community should feel included and have easy access to where they need to be."

The bus has 18 seats, plenty of space for walkers and is equipped with an automatic lift to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. The seniors bus provides safe door-to-door service to give seniors easy access to local medical services, recreation centres, shopping locations, and other community amenities.

The Delta Seniors Bus servicing South Delta will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 am–4 pm. Routes will be determined by the users. The home base for the Delta Seniors Bus is McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. Please call 604-358-8765 to register as a bus client (must be a resident of Delta), or call 604-940-6712 for more information. Registration is open now.

The Delta Seniors Bus program provides free transit for seniors who live in isolation, have mobility issues, or who rely on others for their transportation needs. The North Delta Seniors Bus currently serves 350 registered riders in North Delta.