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Rural Transit Service recognizes local volunteers

RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR WORK — Pictured, from left: Springville Mayor William Krebs, Lynn Reynolds, Terry Luce, Ed Kruger, Gerry Pulvirenti, JoAnn Feuz, Jim Bialasik, Joan Barsalou, Warren Hashagen, Linda Hoare and Concord Town Supervisor Gary Eppolito.
SPRINGVILLE — Rural Transit Service recognized more than 130 volunteers, during its annual luncheon, which was held at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell on April 24.

Rural Transit Service is a non-profit transportation service that operates in many towns, throughout Erie County. It provides transportation services to the elderly, disabled and low or moderate income residents. It can help people get to medical appointments, go grocery shopping, do banking and take personal trips, with medical obligations’ taking priority.

A representative for Rural Transit Service said that the organization has requested that everyone who is eligible use its services. Volunteers help Rural Transit by being dispatchers, drivers and driver aides.

Rural Transit Service is run and operated by volunteers. Many retired and non-retired residents serve, with the organization.

The hours of operation are 8 a.m. – noon or noon – 4 p.m., one day per week.

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