Pass Resolution to Lower Senior Transportation Hike
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I would like to respectfully submit this letter to the Board of Alders urging Governor Malloy, the State Legislature and the Greater New Haven Transit District Administrator to rescind or reduce the rate increase imposed on seniors who depend on transportation from “Myride” and calling for a public hearing to discuss the impact of such an onerous rate hike.
Connecticut's 508,000 senior citizens were not mentioned in Gov. Malloy’s 2014 State of the State Address. Many seniors who are on fixed incomes and receive Social Security or Title 19 depend on the services of “MyRide” as a form of transportation in order to travel to their place of employment, senior day care, medical appointments and grocery shopping often several times a week.
“MyRide” service was designed as an affordable program for seniors and disabled citizens to have on-demand, low-cost, door-to-door transportation provided by trained and licensed bus drivers.
“MyRide” in its inception was at the cost of $2.50 per ride. The proposed increase to raise the cost of a round trip to $6.00 would be excessive for seniors and disabled citizens who are already on a fixed income.
It is essential that we eliminate the barriers that keep seniors and disabled people from accessing affordable transportation in order for them to receive crucial services as well as have some measure of independence.
Therefore, I ask that the New Haven Board of Alders urge Gov. Malloy, the State Legislature and the Greater New Haven Transit District Administrator to rescind or reduce the rate increase imposed on seniors who depend on transportation from “MyRide” to a more reasonable cost in order for seniors to be able to utilize this service as originally created.
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