[oklahoma-l] FW: More on White Cane---FW: Bus Transportation for White Cane
VGolightly at okdrs.gov
Thu Oct 6 10:46:48 EDT 2011
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Subject: More on White Cane---FW: Bus Transportation for White Cane
More Information on White Cane Safety Awareness Day
Here's what we have worked out regarding taking a Metro Transit bus to the
White Cane Walk.
First, in July the City Council voted to extend the Route 9 Bus to the
Outlet Mall. To date that is still not operational.
However, Bus Route 23 goes along the North side of N. Reno, but there is not
a way to walk across to the South side where the Mall is located, one would
have to walk in the street which is very busy or transverse the 4 foot deep
drainage ditch. So here is what we have worked out.
People can take the number 23 bus from the bbus terminal on N.W. 5th Street
or board at the number 23 bus' stops along N.W. 23 ; from there the bus
will proceed to N. Reno on the north side of the street Reno is divided
along there and cannot be crossed by foot. A Daily Living Center van will
be at the Bus Stop and load up our people and drive them across the street
and to the Mall entrance where we are to meet. The Mall does not open until
10 a.m. The van will run from 9:30 to alittle after 10 a.m. They will also
transport our people back to the North side of Reno after the Walk from 11:
30 untill 12:30, so if people want to shop or eat they can.
For those arriving by Para-transit, taxi or private car, they also can be
let off and the main entrance on the North side. This is the one that
crosses Reno near the bus stop where there is a stop light. The Street has
no name that we can find, but it runs directly to the main northside
entrance, near the food court.
Kudos to Larry Hopper and Mary Kay Foxx from COPTA and Donna Bowers from the
Daily Living Center for putting this together.
President, Heartland Council of the Blind
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