Gloucester County Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Division of Transportation ServicesTraining, a Bus 'Roadeo' competition and awards will be part of the celebration
(Washington Twp.) - Freeholder Dr.Warren S. Wallace announced today that the Gloucester County Division of Transportation Services (DTS) will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary on October 10, 2005 at the County's Offices at 5 Points.
As part of the celebration, DTS is providing a limited schedule on October 10th in order to provide driver training and a bus 'Roadeo'. The bus 'Roadeo' is a competition to allow DTS drivers to test their skills against one another in areas such as wheelchair use and securement, driving skills and passenger sensitivity. All DTS drivers will compete during the day with DTS office staff and volunteers serving as judges. Essential Transportation will be provided for medical needs such as dialysis on the event day.
"Over the past 20 years, DTS has provided 1.5 million rides, won three NACO awards for innovative transportation approaches, and established coordinated transportation services with fellow counties and other public and private transportation operators," said Freeholder Director Sweeney. "We are very proud of their accomplishments."
Freeholder Warren S. Wallace, Ed.D, liaison the Division of Transportation Services, said, "I work very closely with the men and women of Gloucester County's DTS and I am proud of the wonderful work they do. Everyone that they serve is treated with respect and dignity."
"This service meets the needs of many residents who cannot drive or get traditional public transportation," said Freeholder Wallace. "People with disabilities can get to their job training, our senior citizens can get to their medical appoints, and residents who need dialysis and cancer screenings with no other way to get to their appointments are taken care of by DTS. It is an essential service here," said Freeholder Wallace.
DTS was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1985 to serve the mobility needs of senior citizens and people with disabilities.
DTS serves Gloucester County residents with many non-emergency medical needs such as dialysis and cancer treatments. Gloucester County DTS has been able to expand transportation opportunities for veterans to the VA hospitals in Philadelphia and Elsmere, Delaware.
"Each day, DTS provides about 500 rides to Gloucester County residents. These rides are completed with courtesy and care and the men and women who provide them deserve our gratitude as this agency celebrates its twentieth year in serve," concluded Freeholder Wallace.
Gloucester County Division of Transportation 20th Anniversary Celebration
Date: Monday, October 10, 2005
Location: Gloucester County Offices at 5 Points, back parking lot,
211 County House Road, Sewell
Schedule: 8:00am -9:00am light informal breakfast
9:00am- noon Bus Rodeo competition with DTS Drivers (parking lot)
12:30pm - lunch, driver awards & proclamations