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Improved transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities

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Douglas County received a grant for $494,000 from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration to improve reliable transportation services for the County’s senior population and adults with disabilities.

The grant will fund door-to-door, demand-response transportation services throughout the year. All Douglas County seniors and adults with disabilities, regardless of geographic location are eligible to receive transportation services through the Resource Navigation program.

According to the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, these grant-supported services will promote self-sufficiency by providing access to vital resources including medical care, employment and recreation, thus contributing to the individual’s quality of life.

Commissioner Lora Thomas commented, “This program helps seniors stay in their homes where we know they have a better quality of life – access to transportation gives residents a sense of freedom that can make all the difference.”

CDOT distributes these funds as part of the Federal Transit Administration Mobility Management Grant, which aims to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.

Individuals seeking transit services may contact 303-660-7519 or visit https://www.douglas.co.us/community/transportation/.

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