Veterans Benefit from Improvements to Hospital Bus Stops  
02/09/2011
Improvements to three bus stops near the Veterans Administration hospital have made travel safer and more convenient for those receiving care at the facility. VA hospital administrators worked together with the City of Fresno on the recent installation of wider sidewalks, larger passenger shelters, new benches, and new security lighting at bus stops located on Clinton Avenue and on Fresno Street, which serve the hospital.

“Veterans who use Fresno Area Express (FAX) to get to and from their appointments at the VA hospital will benefit a great deal from these improvements,” said Ken Hamm, FAX Director. “We are very proud to have partnered with the VA to provide these enhanced passenger amenities.”

The Veterans Administration supported the project by replacing and extending sidewalks bordering their property on both Clinton Avenue and Fresno Street. These sidewalk improvements allowed for the installation by FAX of upgraded facilities at the three bus stops. The installation was completed January 14.

“We are extremely pleased with our opportunity to collaborate with FAX on this project to improve accessibility to the facility on sidewalk surfaces throughout campus,” said Michael Reilly, Chief, Engineering Service at VA Central California.

Tomorrow, the City of Fresno will present a Resolution of Appreciation to the Veterans Administration Central California in honor of the successful collaboration. The presentation will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers.

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