Free Fax "Senior 7" Service Benefits Seniors 65 Years Of Age And Over

On Sunday, July 1, 2007, the Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) will begin providing FREE FAX fixed-route bus service to seniors 65 years of age and over. A news conference will be held on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Ted C. Wills Community Center to kick-off the “Senior 7” service.

Seniors age 65 and over will be able to board any FAX fixed-route bus on any day, at any time, for any purpose just by showing valid identification and they will ride free. That’s right . . . FREE rides, seven days a week, if you are age 65 or over!

Funded by Measure C, the FREE FAX Senior 7 program will enhance opportunities for area seniors to conduct business, connect with family, and participate in our community.

“With the population of individuals who are 65 and over increasing in Fresno County, we are excited to offer FREE FAX fixed-route bus service to this segment of our community,” said Ken Hamm, Director of Transportation.

Public transportation plays an essential role in our community. It connects people and places. It reduces smog-producing pollutants and greenhouse gases. It reduces the use of gasoline!

The Ted C. Wills Center is located at 770 North San Pablo Avenue. For more information on this program, the public may call 621-RIDE.

CONTACT: Public Affairs Office, (559) 621-7777

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