Community Economic Development

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For many people, especially the elderly, one of their biggest fears is losing their ability to drive and along with it, their independence. This is why programs such as public Transit are so vital to residents who utilize it on a regular basis.

Transit is especially important for individuals like Maxine who at the "young" age of 97, and still living on her own, relies on Transit to help her maintain her independent lifestyle.

Maxine is fortunate to have family close by to help when needed, but she likes using the Handi-bus saying that it is "high on her list". "It would be impossible for me to get around without Richardson County Transit" comments a grateful Maxine. "I can’t step up anymore, and the lift on the "Handi-Bus" is so very important to me."

Transit, or the Handi-bus as Maxine fondly calls it, provides a low-cost public transit available to individuals of all ages, including those with special needs. Transit provides an opportunity for seniors or those with disabilities to live independently and still have access to the local grocery store, beauty shop/barber, financial institution, medical appointments, enjoying lunch out, or even a trip across town to visit a relative or friend.

Transit also provides trips to other communities, such as Lincoln and Omaha, which is especially important to those living in rural communities that need to travel for medical appointments.

Maxine comments, "Brenda and Harold both do a wonderful job! They are so nice, cooperative, and very accommodating." Richardson County Transit, who is operated by SENCA and supported through Richardson County, has been operating for more than 20 years. Brenda Guilliams serves as Transit Supervisor and Harold Nussbaum has been a driver for the program for several years.

To learn more about SENCA Transit programs provided in either Richardson or Pawnee County, including costs, schedules and contact information, just click on the Community Economic Development tab on this web site and then click on either program name listed.