Dygert said the total cost of the vehicle was $46,152. The bus, being built to order, should be ready to roll by March 1. It will carry up to 11 passengers, and can accommodate two wheel chairs at a time.
A special permit or license is not required to operate the bus, but Dygert said volunteer drivers will probably go through some sort of training.
She anticipates the paid driver will be responsible for longer-range trips, like Syracuse and Auburn routes, while in-town routes will be handled by volunteer drivers, assuming there are volunteers available.
Helping hands wanted
Interested in volunteering with the Elbridge Senior Transportation Program? Volunteers are need to serve on the Senior Transportation Committee, which will be responsible for managing and overseeing the program. Letters of intent should be sent to the Town Clerk's office, PO Box 568, Jordan, NY, 13080 and must be received by Feb. 25, 2009.