Regional Transit Authority Continues Efforts to Improve Senior Services

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Cahir.

HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is continuing its work to improve service for Cape Cod’s senior population and recently held a meeting to discuss the issue.

“Our Mobility Manager took this on and she went out and met with all of the Council Directors, and learned first-hand what they were doing to move seniors within their respective communities, and we decided at that time to bring them all in so we could have a discussion on what they do, and how they move seniors, and what challenges do they face,” said Tom Cahir, CCRTA Administrator.

Some initiatives implemented during the meeting include additional transportation support, improved senior travel safety, better communications, $40,000 in new COA funding to increase transportation for seniors, senior friendly accessible vans, and more.

“We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the more densely populated senior regions so we have to take it seriously… as a transportation leader on the Cape we are taking that seriously,” said Cahir.

It’s an ongoing saga we’ll have another meeting scheduled for November and we will continue to have that discussion,” he said.

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is one of 15 Regional Transit Authorities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been providing public transportation services since 1976 to residents and visitors as well as consumers of state agencies and human service organizations for all 15 Cape Cod communities.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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