Bloomfield Department of Recreation Unveils New 2017 Senior Citizen Bus

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bloomfield Department of Recreation Unveils New 2017 Senior Citizen Bus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Monday, the Bloomfield Department of Recreation unveiled a newly obtained Ford 20 passenger bus dedicated to the Senior Citizen Bus program. The bus, which has a wheelchair accessible lift, was purchased for $60,860 paid for primarily by Community Development Block Grant funding that was obtained earlier this year. $5,000 was paid for by the Department of Recreation’s Capital Budget.

“Bloomfield’s senior population deserves the best possible services, and this brand new vehicle will assure they have the best resources to help them enjoy their quality of life and remain active participants in Bloomfield life,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Whether seniors live in Heritage Village, Felicity Tower, Kinder Tower, or anywhere in town, we want them to have access to safe, reliable transportation, and our Recreation Department and Senior Bus Program have done a great job to ensure their needs are met.”

“With our proactive vehicle maintenance program, we expect this bus to last many years, providing comfort and security to hundreds of seniors who rely on the Senior Bus Program,” said Director of Recreation Michael Sceurman. “I am excited that the Recreation Department is able to offer these services to Bloomfield’s senior population, and grateful to our Senior Citizen Bus drivers and coordinators who work so hard to accommodate their needs. I am confident that this new vehicle will only increase our efficiency.”

The Senior Citizen Bus schedule runs Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. The Senior Citizen Bus schedule currently has 13 routes, all of which include stops at supermarkets. On average, the Senior Citizen Bus provide approximately 175 round trips per week. The entire schedule can be viewed online at http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/parks-recreation/ or by calling the Department of Recreation Transportation Number at 973-566-7194.

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