YORK COUNTY, N.C. — People will have more help getting around in York County.
Starting Monday, if you are in the area of Fort Mill, Tega Cay or Lake Wylie, you will be able to use the Access Transportation Program that helps seniors and other people with special transportation services such as getting rides to the doctor’s office.
The program allows you to call for a ride to appointments or other medical procedures. The service will be available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rides must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
One Tega Cay senior citizen is looking forward to using the services. Billie Delane, 93, recently had a bad fall. Getting to and from the doctor’s office isn’t easy or cheap for Delane.
“I’m going through physical therapy twice a week,” Delane said. “You wouldn’t believe how many charges I have on my credit card statement. [It costs] $23.90 every time I hire someone. It adds up.”
Delane is already planning to schedule her first pickup.
Services already were available in other parts of York County, but not in the new areas in Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Lake Wylie.
Since he took office, council member Tom Audette worked to expand the program by getting more funding more the services.
Audette talked to Channel 9′s partners at CN2 about the services expanding.
“Having this program be in other parts of the county and not in the area that we have, to see that challenge to that elderly was having and to fill that gap now, it’s very exciting,” said Audette.
Each ride will cost $2.50. You can call the program number at 803-327-6694 to schedule a pickup.
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