ACTR to reach ridership milestone
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) announces a major milestone in its service history. Ridership tracking indicates ACTR will deliver its 2 millionth ride on Tuesday, Aug. 25. To thank riders, ACTR’s buses will operate fare-free that day and each Bus System and Dial-A-Ride passenger will receive a gift, while supplies last.
Community transportation services have come far in the past 23 years. In the beginning ACTR had a handful of volunteer drivers who offered fee-based transportation services. Over time, ACTR expanded its volunteer workforce, began serving senior meal sites, made all services more accessible, created six public bus routes, grew to a fleet of 21 buses, created 32 jobs and built a Community Transportation Center.
“Since 1992 ACTR has gone from just an idea to an integral part of many people’s lives,” Executive Director Jim Moulton said. “Our staff and volunteers are all proud to provide services that are critical to the health and welfare of our friends, neighbors and relatives. The 2 million rides we’ve delivered translate into a healthier community through access to work, school, medical care, social services, food security and more. They have also benefitted the environment by replacing so many single-occupant car trips.”
ACTR enhances the economic, social and environmental health of the region by providing community transportation services that are safe, reliable, accessible and affordable for everyone. To learn more about ACTR’s bus and Dial-A-Ride services, go to www.actr-vt.org or call 388-2287.