Henry adding more buses for seniors needing transit options

Henry County has purchased three more buses for its on demand transit service for senior citizens.

The County Commission approved the purchase -- which will cost a combined $175,000-plus -- on Tuesday as part of its effort to enhance transportation and mobility for older residents.

The majority of the funding will come from a federal transit authority grant, the county said. Henry will spend more than $35,000 on the buses as a 20 percent local match. 

The new buses have space for 13 people and are equipped with wheelchair lifts. The buses will be able to accommodate four wheelchairs simultaneously. 

Henry has been increasing its transit options as metro Atlanta tries to address its regional transportation needs. The county recently launched a limited, fixed-route daily bus service.  

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