TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Rural parts of Tippecanoe County will soon have public transit. At the Oct. 7th meeting, the Tippecanoe County Commissioners approved a transit pass-through agreement in partnership with the Area 4 Agency on Aging and Community Action.
The funding for the transit plan is provided by INDOT. The plan has to run through a government agency and then will be bonded out to a local agency.
The Area 4 Agency on aging and community action has been running volunteer rides in Tippecanoe County will now have paid drivers so they can better serve rural areas.
"This would cover the entire county and the rural part of the county,” said Executive Director of Area 4 Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs Elva James. “I think that's going to be an important need that we will be filling I think it will take time to grow it."
The agency hopes to start the program in January. The service will be on-demand and people needing transit service will call a dispatch line.
Some of the rides will be free through Medicaid and others will require a fee. The Area 4 Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs will be needed drivers for the program. For more information on the program, you call the organization at (765) 447-7683 or visit their website.