By: Diane Benjamin
Last night WMDB TV did a story on problems veterans with disabilities will have accessing services at the new veterans clinic in south Bloomington if they have to ride the bus to get there.
I wrote about the issues here: https://blnnews.com/2019/07/24/does-bloomington-care-about-vets/
Once again Connect Transit isn’t listening. They plan to erect a shelter even farther away from the clinic because that is where a stop is now. Smaller buses that can drop vets off at the door is not even being considered. Common sense doesn’t exist because the two mayor who appoint people to the Connect Transit Board don’t have any.
The new stop will be 120 yards away from the door. Currently the sidewalk is dangerous for anyone with difficulties walking or using a wheelchair. Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason claims in the report he is working on it. Who is going to remove snow and ice in the winter Tim?
Watch the report or read the story here: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/vets-are-saying-access-to-new-va-clinic-will-be-limited-for-patients-with-disabilities/