Bus System May Cut Routes
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
People working at the medicaid bus system in Palatka take pride in helping people who don't have transporation. But now workers at Ride Solution could be looking for a solution of their own.
Due to state medicaid cuts, people working at ride solution may be forced cut some of their routes. And some say that could cut their lifeline. Many people take a Ride Solution bus to Gainesville every week to go to the doctor. They say if this bus stopped traveling to Gainesville it could be the difference between life or death. Bus rider, Charles Ireland, says, "If i don't have things circulating correctly i will lose my kidneys then my life."
People working at ride solution say they will be losing about 135-thousand dollars next year. So they're going to have to find ways to save money. They'll probably have to cut the Gainesville bus route and an afternoon city bus route. The medicaid cut is set to start January 1st. There's still time to fight it. So riders and people at ride solution say they plan to write letters to the legislature and try to an appeal.
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