From Harford County government:
Representatives of the Harford County Department of Community Services Harford Transit Link will be on hand at the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Western Hoedown Dance on Friday, April 15, 2011, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Mike Watkins said, “We’ve invited Harford Transit Link to our popular monthly dance so that individuals can board a Link bus, meet the driver, and learn about the transit services in our community.”
According to Jim Ports, Harford Transit Link Administrator, “we’re conducting this outreach effort, in coordination with the Commission on Disabilities Transportation Committee, to let people know about our services. We’re focusing particularly on our New Freedom Extender Service, which operates in a specific service area from Monday through Friday, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., providing curb-to-curb service to eligible riders: senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and low-income wage earners.”
For more information about Harford Transit Link, call 410-612-1620 or visit www.harfordtransitlink.org .
To pre-register for the dance, contact Kathy or Mike at 410-638-4899. The cost for the dance is $4.00 if pre-registered by Thursday, April 14, 2011; otherwise, the cost is $5.00.
The Harford County Department of Community Services was established in 1979 via Executive Order and works daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and those struggling to overcome addiction. The Department works with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure our county continues to evolve and remains dedicated to providing the best possible service for our citizens and community. Harford Transit Link is a public bus system operating nine fixed routes Monday through Friday (except County holidays), serving Aberdeen, Abingdon, Bel Air, Belcamp, Churchville, Edgewood, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne, Perryman and points in between. Harford Transit Link also connects to MARC Train services to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Harford Transit Link operates paratransit (curb-to-curb) service and a New Freedom service for a $2.00 fare which includes weekday evening hours for qualified individuals. The fare for the fixed route service is: children 3 years and older and the general public is $1.00 each way. Reduced fares of $0.50 are available for senior citizens 60 years and older, Medicare card holders and persons with disabilities with a Harford Transit ½ fare pass. One fixed route transfer per fare is available at no extra charge; 12-Ride Tickets are also available.
The Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Therapeutic Recreation strives to offer programming for citizens of Harford County with disabilities by offering a variety of programs throughout the year.