Beaches Dial-a-Ride celebrates new vehicle, expanded services

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Beaches Dial-a-Ride board and staff and business, civic and philanthropic leaders from the Beaches community celebrated Dial-a-Ride’s service and vehicle expansion at Beach Diner in Atlantic Beach on April 4. 

The newest para-transit vehicle in Dial-a-Ride’s fleet was revealed to nearly 60 guests at the private event, hosted by Barry Adeeb of Beach Diner. The 13-passenger vehicle is a 27-foot, 2015 StarCraft AllStar with space for 10 regular seats and three wheelchairs.

This bus is the third vehicle in Dial-a-Ride’s fleet and is provided by the grant support of the Beaches Community Fund, the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach and Christ Episcopal Church. 

“This new vehicle comes at a critical time as the beach community’s senior population continues to grow, and Dial-a-Ride’s demand for door-to-door transportation and expanded service area continues to grow,” said Gary Tiller, executive director of the Beaches Council on Aging and its flagship program, Dial-a-Ride.

The Beaches Council on Aging seeks to provide independence to the community’s seniors and disabled, knowing that the ability to remain independent leads to better health, social engagement and a higher quality of life. For more information about the Beaches Council on Aging and Dial-a-Ride, visit www.beachescoa.com.

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