Hamden Senior Bus Service to continue

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Town of Hamden “Senior Bus Service” for residents of the Davenport-Dunbar senior living complex will continue, according to the mayor.

Earlier this week, News 8 reported that the Greater New Haven Transit District was canceling its twice a week service for seniors living in the Davenport-Dunbar complex in Hamden.

On Friday, Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and Elderly Services Coordinator Suzanna Burbage said the town, rather than the GNHTD, will provide transportation for the residents.

“In no uncertain terms, these essential bus ride services for the residents of the Davenport-Dunbar senior living complex and all Hamden seniors will continue. Hamden’s current program is entirely operational and will in fact provide transportation service to all locations formerly covered by the GNHTD’s shuttle loop program in Hamden, which has been discontinued,” said Mayor Leng.

Here are details on the ride services sent to News 8 from the Town of Hamden:

Hamden residents, who are 60 years of age or older, can call (203)288-2885 to request transportation and receive complete information on all transportation services available. Ride services are also available to disabled residents of any age. The ride services are available to residents wishing to tend to errands, medical appointments, shopping needs, and more. The service also offers free rides to the Hamden Senior Center for those who are registered for lunch at the Miller Senior Café.

Residents wishing to reserve weekday and Saturday transportation services must do so at least 24 hours in advance by calling (203)288-2885. The cost of the service is $0.50 for a one way ride and $1.00 for a round trip ride.

Ride services for medical appointments are also available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to use this service may place reservations for medical appointment transportation services up to two weeks in advance. Drop-off and pick-up locations may not be changed on the day of service. These services are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For further information on elderly transportation services, and a complete description of locations serviced throughout the region, please contact the Hamden Elderly Services Department by calling (203)287-2547 or by calling the “Elderly Services Senior Transportation Program” line at (203)288-2885.

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