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South Brunswick Discusses Transportation For Seniors And The Disabled

South Brunswick Discusses Transportation For Seniors And The Disabled

Posted by  Brenda Stolyar

South Brunswick Council members said this week they fully support the idea of providing curb-to-curb service for senior citizens and the disabled, but they're not able to legally insure it.

At their regular meeting, they said they have instead provided a $6,000 stipend that will provide the senior citizen center with enough money to lease a car for the curb-to-curb service. 

One member in the audience also spoke out about the curb-to-curb service that was proposed for both senior citizens and the disabled at the council meeting prior. 

As a mother of a son with Aspergers, the woman said that transportation stops are limited for the disabled and that there needs to be a larger discussion on how to expand the services to other towns.

She had also stated that curb-to-curb service can enable youths to become more active within the township allowing them access to more jobs as well as field trips. This can aid in keeping teens out of trouble by encouraging them to travel more often. 

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