Transit commissioners weigh options on paratransit during Forks hearing

FORKS — Clallam Transit commissioners aren’t sure what changes they’ll make in paratransit services, but they’re certain there will be adjustments in the shuttle system that accommodates disabled people.

“It’s not a realistic option to do nothing,” transit commissioner — and county commissioner — Mike Chapman said Monday.

“We have to plan for where we’re going.”

That direction, commissioners agreed, is that more people in the county’s aging population will use paratransit.

Simultaneously, costs will rise and revenues will drop.

Oct. 6 consideration

Commissioners will begin mulling their choices at a workshop/retreat Oct. 6 when they’ll consider budget options for the whole countywide bus system.

On Monday, they held the last of three public hearings on proposed paratransit limits.

Four people spoke to the issue, the most of any of the three sessions.

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