The primary goal of Hinesburg Rides is to minimize the number of single-passenger trips in cars and establish a connected and sustainable community. There are three components to the program that address multiple transportation needs: a volunteer driver program for elderly and disabled individuals, ridesharing, and the employer partnership/ public transit program. From 2008- 2011 the volunteer driver program provided 360 rides for 70 residents. Local business NRG Systems committed to providing the town’s matching capital costs of obtaining two, 28-passenger buses. Hinesburg Rides also helped catalyze a new commuter bus route from Middlebury to Burlington along Route 116 which has been active for five years.
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