Bus Access Hearing

December 29, 1991

Harford's Office on Aging is planning to conduct two public hearings to discuss ways to make its bus service more accessible to the disabled.

James Macgill, director of the Office on Aging, said the county is seeking comments on its plan to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Both hearings are scheduled for the same day, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the County Council chambers, Level A of the County Courthouse in Bel Air.

Copies of the proposed plan, including taped versions for the visually impaired, will be available for review.

The law requires thecounty to provide door-to-door service to disabled individuals who live within three-quarters of a mile of the bus route but are not physically able to travel to the bus stop on their own, Macgill said.

"The problem is, there's no money to do this," said Macgill. "Fortunately, we have five years to comply with the law, and we want to put forward our plan to do that and get some public comment."

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