People with disabilities who rely on paratransit wonder how they will be able to navigate the regular routes. The buses are accessible, but here in the North Country at least, fixed routes don't cover much territory, even with route deviation. And in the middle of winter, or a summertime downpour, a "short" jaunt to a bus stop is often way too much for a wheelchair user, blind person, or someone using a cane or walker.
These questions are being noticed by local media:
Clinton County bus service for disabled people could be eliminated this summer
Zach Hirsch, North Country Public Radio - June 2, 2017
Para-transit riders: Don't take away our independence
Joe LoTemplio, Press-Republican - June 5, 2017
Clinton County could eliminate public paratransit routes
Liz Strzepa, NBC 5 - June 5, 2017
The Clinton County Legislature's Transportation Committee will meet on June 12 to make a preliminary decision on what to recommend to the full Legislature.
What can you do to let your view be known?
• Contact your Clinton County Legislator.
• Attend the June 12 Transportation Committee meeting, which is open to the public.
• Write a Press-Republican Letter to the Editor.
• Sign the Change.org petition.