Bay Transit and regional partners adding new shelters across service area
(Warsaw, VA) – Bay Transit, a division of Bay Aging, and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the NNPDC Regional Center parking lot on Monday, April 15th, at 5 PM to celebrate Richmond County’s first Bay Transit bus shelter. The media and public are welcome to attend and enjoy remarks from Jason Bellows, Chairman of the NNPDC, Jerry W. Davis, Executive Director of the NNPDC, Lee Sanders, Chairman of the Richmond County Board of Supervisors, and Kathy Vesley-Massey, Bay Aging’s President/CEO.
In addition to protection from the elements, Bay Transit’s new bus shelters provide bench seating and solar powered lighting that automatically illuminate at dusk and turn off at dawn. The new bus shelter is the fourth in Bay Transit’s ten county service area and a fifth shelter is currently being erected at the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital in Essex County. New bus shelters are receiving planning consideration for the Town of Montross in Westmoreland County, Callao in Northumberland County, and Urbanna in Middlesex County.
Since 1996, Bay Transit has been providing public transportation services throughout the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and New Kent and Charles City Counties. Bay Transit provided 138,504 safe, reliable and affordable rides last year. While four in ten Bay Transit riders are commuting to work, riders also depend on Bay Transit to access health care services, education, shopping and dining, recreation and more. At only $2.00 per ride, Bay Transit provides a safe, economical way for people to address their transportation needs.
Ken Pollock, the Director of Bay Transit, is excited about the new bus shelters at the NNPDC. “We are thankful to the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, Richmond County and the Town of Warsaw for their on-going support of public transportation for all people,” Pollock observed. “The Town of Warsaw’s downtown revitalization efforts are increasing ridership along the Main Street corridor and we are thrilled to have a new bus shelter at the NNPDC parking lot to provide a more comfortable experience for our riders traveling there.”
Jerry W. Davis, Executive Director of the NNPDC added, “There is so much happening in Warsaw right now and the Main Street Business District Revitalization Project is bringing new businesses to Main Street and more visitors and shoppers to the area. Using Bay Transit is a convenient and inexpensive way to travel throughout the region.”
About Bay Aging:
For over 40 years, Bay Aging has been caring for older adults and people with disabilities in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula with meals, home and personal care, public transportation, home repairs and living options. Our goal is to help people live independently in their own homes and communities surrounded by their own things and, wherever possible, their families and friends. Our top priority is to keep independence, home and community at the hub of life in the rural counties we serve.
Last year Bay Aging’s services affected over 26,000 lives! Every year, we:
People want to age safely in their homes and communities. To help them realize this goal, Bay Aging’s Housing Division owns and operates ten income-restricted senior apartment complexes throughout the region providing safe and affordable homes for 365 full-time residents. Additionally, residents benefit from receiving the social supports they need to ensure healthy, independent living.
Bay Aging’s health division provides in-home care and companionship services and transitional care services for recently discharged at-risk, chronically ill patients through our VAAACares® program. Adult day care provides a safe haven for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other disabilities so that they can thrive and live with their families longer. The award-winning Veterans Directed Care program provides essential support services for nursing home eligible veterans of all ages who want to continue living at home.