June 21, 2018

9 Town Transit Offers Bus Passes to Assist Displaced Puerto Ricans

As Puerto Rican residents displaced by hurricane Maria arrive at Bradley Airport, they are greeted by a public that is eager to assist in taking care of their needs in any way possible. So far, aid with housing, health care, food and clothing is the primary objective. Now 9 Town Transit has now stepped in with an offer to assist with transportation. 

9 Town Transit is offering the lower Connecticut River valley’s newest residents free monthly bus passes.  The passes can be used on any 9 Town Transit bus for unlimited trips throughout the region and even into Middletown, New Haven and New London. “These new residents need to access shopping, medical facilities and jobs, at the very least”, says 9 Town Transit Chairman Leslie Strauss, “These bus passes help them restart their lives here in region.”

Anyone interested in the program must contact their local emergency management director or call the 2-1-1 help hotline. 

To help provide funding for this service, the district has started a fundraiser. For $59, a donor may purchase a pass that will provide unlimited service on all 9TT bus routes, 6 days a week for an entire calendar month. To donate, visit www.9towntransit.com/maria.

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