Senior bus gears up in New Milford
A new senior bus is ready to roll in New Milford.
Town Council members took a brief tour of the bus Monday, inspecting its wheelchair lift, improved safety treads on the bus floor, brighter lights and lower step up from and down to the ground.
The 2014 bus was funded via a state Department of Transportation 5310 matching grant and courtesy of a donation from the New Milford Lions Club.
The town now has two senior buses.
Carolyn Haglund, the town's director of senior services, said some 10,000 trips are made yearly aboard the senior buses.