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My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program
My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program

MUSKEGON, Mich.—A program providing Muskegon senior citizens with a low-cost way to travel around town is over.

The City of Muskegon officially ended its Senior Transit program Monday, June 30.  On its Facebook page, the city blames current economic conditions and a lack of participation in the program.  All residents will be expected to pay regular cab fares beginning July 1, 2014.

The city started the 24 hour service for residents age 62 and older last year, in partnership with Port City/Yellow Cab. The program was meant to help senior citizens make it to their medical appointments, as well as church, stores and restaurants.  The cost was just $3.50 each way, when a participant showed their Senior Transit Pass Card.

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