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New Freedom transportation program in high demand

The New Freedom Mobility Management program, which provides low-cost transportation to seniors and individuals with disabilities, is finding itself in high demand these days, according to a release from Bay Transit, which offers the program to residents on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

A growing population of area residents that are 60 years old or older, as well as individuals with chronic illnesses, has contributed to increased demand for these critical transportation services, the release stated.

New Freedom allows residents to attend medical appointments, shop, work and attend social and recreational events, even for travel outside of Bay Transit’s service area and/or service hours. Participants pay a nominal fee for each round trip. For round trips of 50 miles or less, there is a $5 fare. For round trip journeys greater than 50 miles the fare is $10.

“We even provide free transportation for anyone that needs to accompany the rider to assist them in and out of t...

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