North Delta has a special bus that gives free rides to seniors and, to keep the service going, the Corporation of Delta is looking for sponsors.
"We're putting a sponsorship package together right now," said Diana Cousins, a senior policy analyst with Delta.
"We're just kind of exploring all our options right now," she said.
The North Delta seniors' bus is a 16-seat shuttle bus that began operations four months ago and has done so well that it has increased its service to four days a week from three. It operates out of the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre and delivers its riders door-todoor, wherever they need to go within the municipality.
"The seniors are finding it extremely valuable to them so we are just looking forward to how we can meet capacity on a daily basis and report it financially as well," said Cousins.
Currently, the bus accepts donations and is otherwise funded by rentals on the days it is not in use, plus a one-time "age-friendly" grant of $20,000 from the province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities last spring.
But sustainable funding is needed - the service is estimated to cost $70,000 per year to operate.
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