Hanover studying residents' transportation needs

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email

Posted by Colby Rogers

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Hanover County leaders are studying the transportation needs of the county via a survey for residents.

Assistant County Administrator Marilyn Blake says the Hanover is focusing on the needs of thelow-income, elderly and disabled.

At 471 square miles, the county is not conducive to public transportation such as a bus line, but the Dept. of Community Resources says it is talking with other localities and looking into the possibility of a dispatch center.

Buddy Kelly, the chairman of the county committee investigating the transportation issue says residents getting where they need to go should never be a problem.

"We think Hanover is probably one of the few counties of its size that doesn't have some formal form of transportation in the county," Kelly said. "To be able to get those people in to the doctors and the grocery store - those types of things when you have your driver's license and an automobile - we take those things for granted."

The county is asking that residents fill out a transportation survey that narrows down specific needs.
The transportation survey will be conducted through the end of this month and is available at any county library or online here.

Afterward, the committee says it will review the information they've collected and come up with a plan to present to the Henrico Board of Supervisors.

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