Lake County, OH – In observance of Veterans Day, Laketran will be offering free rides to veterans on Monday, November 11, 2019. Riders on Local Routes and Park-n-Ride will need to inform their driver that they are a veteran when they board the bus, and their trip will be free. Dial-a-Ride customers should inform Laketran of their veteran status when scheduling their reservation.
“Last year, Laketran provided over 9,000 rides to Lake County veterans to access healthcare appointments. It is the least we can do for the sacrifice that veterans have given to our country,” Laketran CEO, Ben Capelle. “On November 11, we would like to continue to show our support by offering free rides to veterans on all of our services.”
Since 1995, Laketran has operated a special Veterans Medical Transportation service, in partnership with Lake County Veterans Service Commission and Lake County Commissioners. The Veterans Medical Transportation provides free door-to-door, Dial-a-Ride transportation for Lake County veterans and their spouses to the county’s VA outpatient clinic, administration office, and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in University Circle.
Laketran expanded the program in 2009 subsidizing free Dial-a-Ride transportation to any adult day care or medical appointment for Lake County veterans, either in Lake County or to University Circle hospitals. In 2018 Laketran provided 9,441 rides for veterans to their medical appointments though the Veterans Medical Transportation program.
“Our veterans deserve the upmost respect and appreciation for the sacrifices they’ve made,” said Brian Falkowski, president of the Laketran Board of Trustees. “Laketran has been proud to partner with Lake County Veterans Service Commission and Lake County Commissioners for the last 20 years to ensure Lake County veterans have accessible transportation.”
For more information on Laketran’s Veterans Medical Transportation program call 1-888-LAKETRAN or visit www.laketran.com. For more information about the services offered by Lake County Veterans Service Commission, visit www.lakecountyohio.gov/veterans or to register for Veterans Medical Transportation call 440-350-2904.