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Rocky View Weekly Newspaper - Handibus earns praise for expanding service - May 18, 2010. The newspaper for communities north of Calgary, Alberta.

Rocky View Weekly Newspaper - Handibus earns praise for expanding service - May 18, 2010. The newspaper for communities north of Calgary, Alberta.: "Handibus earns praise for expanding service
Dawn Smith, Rocky View Publishing

Rocky View Regional Handibus is being praised for its efforts to serve a greater segment of the community.

The organization’s general manger Paul Stiller was invited to speak at this year’s Canadian Urban Transit Association’s (CUBA) annual conference, in Ottawa, May 17-19.

'It was really cool to find out that what we do is breaking new ground and being asked to talk about it,' said Siller.

Since 2004, Rocky View’s Handibus, a 10-bus operation that covers north and east portions of Rocky View as well as Chestermere and Langdon, has expanded its definition of what it means to be disabled...."

Busing society still in transition, receives funding - Cochrane Times - Alberta, CA

Busing society still in transition, receives funding - Cochrane Times - Alberta, CA:

"Transportation services for seniors and disabled residents in Cochrane and Rocky View County will continue to be funded.

The Big Hill Seniors Citizens Activity Society received a recommendation for $20,000 from Rocky View council during a public services committee meeting May 18.

This is the same amount they got last year from the County's specialized transportation budget to subsidize transportation costs for seniors or people with disabilities attending medical or therapeutic appointments.

This recommendation comes as the Society tries to transfer its operations to the Rocky View Regional Handibus Society (RVRHS)as early as September, or at least before year-end."

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