Monday, July 07, 2014

We caught our colleagues from Strathmore Handibus society at the Rockyview hospital on July 4.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Crossfield Council Briefs: | Local News | Rocky View Weekly

Rocky View Regional Handibus Society (RVRHS) will continue service to Crossfield until at least June 30.

In an email to Rocky View Weekly RVRHS General Manager Paul Siller said the board moved to extend the deadline to receive the full fee for the service in the town from Feb. 28 to June 30, after receiving a letter from Crossfield council.

The letter, dated March 10, highlights the Town’s collaboration with area service groups to raise funds to accommodate the RVRHS new per capita fee schedule that resulted in a $9,800 increase from the $5,000 Crossfield paid in 2013.

The per capita rate RVRHS is asking for in 2014 is $5.20, which would put Crossfield’s contribution at about $14,800 based on the population results from the 2011 Census.

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Handi-bus maxed out in mornings › The Lethbridge Herald –

Dave Mabell


The city’s handi-bus service is pushing the limits on weekday mornings. But some riders can use conventional transit in warmer times of the year.

And some are being taught to make that switch, city council learned Monday.

“No show” passengers and last-minute cancellations are also taxing the system, reported transit manager Audra McKinley.

Lethbridge Transit runs 18 specially equipped vans during rush hours, she told council’s Community Issues Committee.

Almost all the rush hour Access-a-Ride passengers are “subscription” customers, she said. There’s little space left for occasional “demand” bookings.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Handi-van driver shortage serious concern

As the Blindman Handi-Van Society loses more drivers to old age, society representative Harold Kenney says the van no longer has enough drivers to operate efficiently and funds are needed to employ a full-time driver, rather than solely relying on busy volunteers.

The van is down to four drivers, with each volunteer driving for one week out of the month.

The society used to run two vans, one in town and another for out of town trips. However, volunteers were being called when it wasn’t their week to drive and the number had to be cut back to one van.

Rimbey’s town council discussed the issue at their Feb. 24 meeting; council was approached for a $20,000 donation.

It was decided council would grant the request to assist with a full-time driver if Ponoka County decides to contribute matching funds.

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