Westville to Receive New Bus for Senior & Disabled Residents
(Westville, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Warren S. Wallace announced today that, together with the Borough of Westville, a new bus has been purchased for the Westville senior and disabled citizen transportation program through the Capital Transit Investment Plan (CTIP).
Under the CTIP program the County provides for 50% of the total cost of a bus to its municipalities. Municipalities provide the other half of the funding for the bus that can provide transportation to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and other residents in need of transportation.
"Westville needed a new bus for their transportation program and the county shared the cost so that they can continue to provide their seniors and disabled residents with rides to the store, doctors, and other places they need to get to," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.
"This is the twentieth bus the county has cooperatively purchased since the county began this program in 1992," Sweeney stated.
Freeholder Warren S. Wallace said, "Many of us take for granted the freedom that comes with being able to own a car and drive. But for those who don't drive, community transportation allows many elderly and disabled residents the opportunity to continue to live independently." Freeholder Wallace is the liaison to Special Transportation Services for Gloucester County.
The 2010 16+2 wheelchair passenger bus cost $60,595.00 with both the county and the Borough of Westville paying $30,297.50 each toward the purchase of the vehicle.