Thursday, December 3, 2009
New Orland Park budget includes Dial-a-Ride service during weekdays in 2010
Service to Include Two Week Day Buses
“I’m glad that we were able to find a way to maintain our restructured Dial-A-Ride Service for the village,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin.
“The public provided helpful insight into how important the village’s bus service is to them and the new fare and service structure is a result of the community’s input,” McLaughlin added.
“The board and I were especially concerned with the number of individuals with disabilities and seniors who rely on the village’s buses
and have no other means of transportation,” McLaughlin said, adding, “That’s why we started the service in the first place. “For door-to-door transportation, $5.00 each way is a very reasonable fare,” the mayor said.
The projected subsidy for the modified level of service is projected to cost approximately $80,000 for the fiscal year. The village will pay for this service by making offsetting cost reductions in other areas of the operating budget.
The Orland Park Board of Trustees is expected to adopt the FY2010 budget at its meeting on December 7, 2009. Changes to the bus service and fares will begin January 1, 2010.