LTA hoping to reduce isolation in Carleton Place
The town of Carleton Place is looking for ways to help fight rural isolation. At last week’s committee of the whole meeting, council heard a presentation from the Lanark Transportation Association asking for their help in coming up with new ways to offer their services in town.
The LTA provides subsidized transportation to rural residents who need rides to various services such as medical appointments, day programs, counselling services and court appearances for as little as $2 per trip, depending on the riders income.
The town was asked to contribute to the service through consultation and helping to publicize it so that more residents would know that it is available.
The association, which already offers rides in one of their small transport buses from Lanark Town Hall to Carleton Place as one of their services, is looking at establishing a standalone Carleton Place service, at no cost to the town.
The standalone service would run one day a week, with various stops throughout Carleton Place that leaves from a central pickup point, but also could do home address pickup depending on the needs of the rider.
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