Clayton & Deptford to Receive New Passenger Buses
(West Deptford, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger, Freeholder Adam Taliaferro and Freeholder Lyman Barnes announced today that the Borough of Clayton and Deptford Township have been awarded funding to purchase new passenger buses.
The busses, a 50% dollar match with the municipalities, are funded through the County’s Capital Transit Investment Plan (CTIP). The county funded $36,345 each for these busses and each municipality funded the remaining half for their bus.
The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders instituted the Capital Transit Investment Plan (CTIP) in 1992 to assist municipalities with the purchase of new buses. CTIP provides county funds to municipalities for the purpose of providing transportation to senior citizens, persons with disabilities as well as the general public.
Freeholder Adam Taliaferro, Liaison to Transportation Services, said, “These busses provide our residents with valuable transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping and allows them to remain active members of our community.”
Each bus is a 22-passenger vehicle with two wheelchair slots and a rear wheelchair lift. Rohrer Bus Company is assembling the vehicles.
“By partnering with our towns to provide this transportation, we are allowing more residents to live independently. Many seniors do not have the resources to get themselves to the store or to medical treatment, but these buses and transportation programs provide them with the opportunity to stay engaged members of the community,” said Freeholder Lyman Barnes.